Bristol Police Investigate Burglary, Make Arrest

BRISTOL — Police responded to 38 Union St., around 8:44 this morning, to two men breaking into the unoccupied home, police said.

Police said two male suspects ran from the home when the police arrived and Carlos Rivera, 39, of Collins Road in Bristol, was caught by police after a short foot pursuit. The second suspect hasn't been located yet, police said.

When the owner of the building arrived, along with a plumbing contractor, an investigation found the copper piping was cut and the radiators were also removed, police said.

There is approximately $20,000 to $25,000 worth of damage to the plumbing system, police said.

Rivera is charged with burglary to the third degree, conspiracy to commit burglary to the third degree, criminal attempt to commit larceny in the first degree, conspiracy to commit larceny in the first degree, possession of burglary tools, and criminal mischief, police said. He is being held at $50,000 bond and will be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on Tuesday, police said.

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