SOUTHINGTON - A Southington man was arrested Sunday after he was found in someone elseâ€™s garage, allegedly trying to steal a scooter battery, with an illegal blade on him.
Noah Cadrain, 21, of 197 Bristol St., faces charges of carrying a dangerous weapon, third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and sixth-degree larceny.
Police on Sunday, at about 1:36 p.m., responded to a condo complex at 40 Cornerstone Court on the report of an attempted larceny. The complainant approached police in the parking lot and said he had just found an unknown male in his garage trying to steal a battery out of a scooter. He said he thought the suspect was still in the garage.
Police then found Cadrain in the garage, sitting in the corner, holding a screwdriver, according to the police report. Upon being told to do so, he put the screwdriver down and left the garage, police said.
According to the report, Cadrain said he had permission from his friend to be on the property. He did not provide police the friendâ€™s name. He also admitted to officers he had a knife on him, which was found to be just over 7 inches long, the report said. Blades longer than 4 inches are illegal to carry in Connecticut.
Cadrain was arrested and held in custody overnight. He was arraigned Monday in Bristol Superior Court, where officials said he has no prior criminal record. He was released on a promise to appear, and is due back in court on June 18 to enter a plea.
Cadrain has been ordered not to go back to 40 Cornerstone Court or possess and weapons while his case is pending.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.