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Three Juveniles, One Adult Charged with Burglary

Newtown police say the four individuals allegedly burglarized a Sandy Hook business.


An 18-year-old Newtown resident and three juvenile males were arrested Nov. 17 on charges that they burglarized a Sandy Hook business.

According to police, the arrests came about at 6:30 a.m. that morning after officers responded to an auto body business at 104 Glen Road on report of a burglary. One juvenile was taken into custody at the scene, police said, while the other two were picked up walking down the street.

The 18-year-old, who police identified as Christopher Mulligan, was arrested about two hours later at his 44 Botsford Hill Road residence, according to police.

All four were charged with third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and third-degree criminal mischief. Mulligan's bond was set at $1,000, while the juveniles were released to the custody of their parents. All are due in court on Dec. 3.

The business was not open at the time. And the estimate of goods allegedly stolen — vehicle parts — is $300, police said.

NewtownPatchster November 20, 2012 at 02:44 PM
There has recently been a rash of vehicle break-ins and personal property theft in town as well.
Danny Bittman November 27, 2012 at 01:38 AM
But Chris, do you know who he is? You write your post like you know the poor kid. I had the same mind set that all of you people had, but when I sat down with him for the first time and did nothing but talk for 5 hours straight, I saw a side of him that isn't portrayed in these stories. Granted there is no way they could be portrayed, but talking like that will only cause more problems because he, or anyone like this, will loose a sense of hope. Drug addiction is a crime, but it needs to be treated as a medical problem, because it's a uncontrollable downhill battle that is hard to stop by yourself. Chris is a extremely kind, and creative soul that has spent too much time with the wrong people. You can be angry at what he has done here, but to say something like "we don't need repetitive offenders like Chris mulligan harming the streets and neighborhoods of our time more then they already are", is like saying there is no hope for the 18 year old who has a whole life ahead of him. Lend a hand, don't push him off a cliff.
Newtown Resident and Teacher November 27, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I think that regardless of your opinion of this young man, commenting about him personally in The Patch is unfair and inappropriate.
Newtown Citizen November 29, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Because I'm sure none of you made mistakes when you were teenagers? And at that time, they weren't published on the internet to be criticized and ridiculed by others. I hope you all are ashamed of yourselves.
Carla Kron November 29, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I am ashamed of all the hateful comments made by adults. You are not who we we want our teenagers to model. Keep your hate to yourselves.
Danny Bittman November 29, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Richard Crafts. Breaking into a business and murder are two very different things. Chris would never hurt a soul. I've been skating with him for 7 years, and when he was punched in the face two years ago by a another skater, Chris stood still and said "There is no reason to fight." He got caught up in drugs, but that doesn't mean he is a murderer.
Miss November 29, 2012 at 02:11 AM
You people should all be ashamed. Look where this kid is now because of your harsh words. This is not a celebrity blog. This is real life and now look what you have done. I hope after this you all reevaluate what you say on the internet.
Danny Bittman November 29, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Hey mike, have you not learned anything? My family just lost someone that we have known for 7 years... calling us names is sad and pathetic. What's even more pathetic, is that the kids of Newtown high school have come together because of this, and yet the adults are left to eat each other apart.
Nick November 29, 2012 at 04:17 AM
reading what some adults have said on here has made me sick to my stomach. I'm 17 and i'm telling all of you to grow up.
David Klang November 29, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Well, apparently, now he's dead. Family has grief enough to deal with, so I'll take collective responsibilty: we should have done more for this boy-got him into a Boy Scout Troop or any of dozens of other organizations that might have been able to channel his energy to something positive. Too late for this kid. But I sure want to save the next one.
onceuponanewtown November 29, 2012 at 04:53 AM
We should have all done more...I am with you about not missing another opportunity!
Lillian Bittman November 29, 2012 at 04:57 AM
If it's sad and pathetic to rage at adults for berating one of our youth online in a public forum, then count me in. Mike, he was already dead when I posted -- hit by a box truck as he crossed 25. The boy grew up here. The whole high school knew him. Newtown youth are grieving, but because you choose to focus only on scant news reports, you choose to damn him. Well, count me in with the teenagers on this thread. Chris read these threads. Words DO have consequences, and adults should know better.

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