Waterbury man stole $100K Lexus from Plainville resident: police

Published on Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:32


PLAINVILLE - A Waterbury teen was arrested Tuesday and accused of stealing a Lexus worth more than $100,000 from a Plainville resident.

Jordan Butler, 19, was implicated in the crime after police recovered the stolen vehicle and found that his cell phone had connected to the vehicle’s Bluetooth device, according to the arrest warrant.

Butler faces one count of first-degree larceny.

According to the warrant, a Plainville resident contacted police on May 7, 2018, reporting that her Lexus LX570, valued at $108,000, had been stolen from her driveway in the overnight hours.

The Lexus was found in Waterbury on May 21, 2018, abandoned. Police found that a cell phone had connected to the vehicle’s Bluetooth system. The number belonged to Butler’s phone, police wrote in the warrant.

Additionally, the location where the vehicle was abandoned was less than a quarter mile away from Butler’s home, the warrant said. He had also been charged in other car thefts in the area, investigators noted.

When police went to Butler’s home to speak with him, his mother answered the door and said he was asleep in his bedroom, according to the warrant. Police believe he fled through his bedroom window before investigators could speak with him.

Butler was charged Tuesday and arraigned in Bristol Superior Court, where he was ordered held on $25,000 bond. He did not enter a plea and is due back in court on July 8.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:32. Updated: Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:34.