BRISTOL - A Torrington man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly breaking into a Bristol home, while a resident was inside sleeping, and using a set of keys found inside to drive away with the victim’s car.
Kenneth Adamo, 30, has been accused of entering a Center Street home through an unlocked door, sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, when the resident woke up to find a number of things missing, according to the police report. He said several dresser drawers had been rummaged through, and a number of things were gone, including a tin full of spare change, a gold coin and his 1999 Toyota Corolla.
Bristol police notified area police departments of the stolen vehicle, leading Farmington police to find the car in an abandoned gas station parking lot in their town. Outside the vehicle, Farmington police found Adamo, who first said he was inspecting the vehicle for damage, as he had struck a curb, the report said.
Police said Adamo later changed his story, saying he and another man were going through unlocked cars down Farmington Avenue, when he found the Corolla. He said he found spare change and a gold coin inside. Police later showed the complainant a photo of the coin, and he identified it as the one that was stolen from his home.
Adamo was held in custody over the weekend and arraigned Monday in Bristol Superior Court. Officials said he has previously been convicted of evading responsibility, third-degree robbery, failure to appear in court, shoplifting, petty larceny and third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-degree larceny.
“I don’t know what’s more serious than breaking into someone’s house at night,” state prosecutor Ronald Dearstyne said during the hearing.
Adamo, who is being held on $50,000 bond, is due back in court on April 10.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.