Naugatuck police have arrested three borough men whom they say broke into an unoccupied home and trashed it over the weekend, causing some $50,000 worth of damage.
The incident happened just before 8:15 p.m. Saturday when someone called 911 to report they could hear loud noise at 28 Simsberry Road, off of Mulberry Street.
When they arrived, police found Christopher DaSilva, 21, of 145 Highland Ave., in the kitchen. And police learned that others had been in the house, so they brought a K-9 to search the area for suspects.
The dog, led by Officer Ian Kosky, quickly tracked police to Joshua Tully, 18, of 21 Mulberry St., and Matthew Lantieri, 20, of 145 Highland Ave., walking on Mulberry Street, police said.
Police said the trio caused extensive damage to the home; they broke furniture, sprayed graffiti on the doors and walls, broke a sliding glass window and threw appliances into a pool, police said. The house is a single-family, 1,300-square-foot, one-and-a-half story Cape Cod nestled in a secluded lot in a cul-de-sac, according to Naugatuck land records.
Lt. Robert Harrison, Naugatuck police spokesman, said people living in the home had moved out a day or two before the incident occurred. And, he said, the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.
All three were charged with third-degree burglary and criminal mischief. They were released on written promises to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Sept. 26.