The New London Police Department discovered several items stolen in Waterford and New London burglaries at a Bank Street residence on Thursday and also arrested a neighboring resident after finding marijuana growing at his apartment.
Deputy Chief Peter Reichard said detectives with the New London Police Department and Waterford Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at 615 Bank Street. The address is the home of 31-year-old Scott Tyrone, whom Waterford police arrested on Wednesday on a charge of sixth-degree larceny.
"Detectives from New London and Waterford police departments located numerous articles believed to have been stolen during recent residential burglaries in New London and Waterford at the 615 Bank St. location," said Reichard. "Detectives will apply for arrest warrants for the occupants of this home upon identifying the locations where the merchandise was reported stolen from."
New London police also arrested 58-year-old Gary Brawn on a marijuana cultivation charge while searching 615 Bank Street. Officers spotted a cultivated marijuana plant growing outside a neighboring apartment and were allowed to enter 621 Bank Street, where they found several more marijuana plants growing inside.
Tyrone was arrested in connection with a Sept. 13 burglary at a Fog Plain Road residence in Waterford. While the homeowners were at work, a thief broke in and stole a checking book, two credit cards, airline frequent-flier book, empty leather wallet, a gold wedding band and a gold pocket watch. Officer Nicholas Surdo of the Waterford Police Department later determined that Tyrone pawned the watch at Gold Star Pawn in Groton on the same day as the burglary.