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.

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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