Police: Men Facing Charges for Illegally 'Scrapping'
They were caught in the act, a report says.
Police on Thursday caught two men taking scrap metal from property at 96 West St., according to a report, and they are now facing criminal charges.
Officers were dispatched to the property at 3:50 p.m. after getting a call from someone witnessing a larceny in progress, according to a police report.
Two men were arrested.
Carlos Barreto-Bermudez, 19, of 89 Glen Rd., East Hartford, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and sixth-degree larceny, police said.
Victor Salazar, 20, of 190 Eldridge St., Manchester, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and sixth-degree larceny, police said.
When arriving at the scene, police saw a vehicle parked outside a fence. One of them was handing scrap metal over the fence to the other, according to a report.
The men said they were "scrapping," but a call to the property owner indicated no one had permission to be there, according to a report. The owner also told police there had been problems with theft in the past, according to a report.
The men were assigned bonds of $2,500 and are due in court on Feb 4.