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Man tries to make fake 911 call to avoid being arrested

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© This photo of Peter Denning and Randy Lachapelle  was provided by Connecticut State Police. © This photo of Peter Denning and Randy Lachapelle was provided by Connecticut State Police.
PLAINFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning after being accused of trying to steal copper wire from a storage yard in Plainfield.

One suspect even tried to make a fake emergency phone call to throw police off his trail.

Officers were called to the Connecticut Light and Power building located on Cemetery Road at 2:18 a.m. after reports of burglary in process.

Using a K-9 unit, officers were able to locate and arrest Randy D. Lachapelle, 45, of Canterbury.

The other suspect, Peter Denning, 50, of Groton, called 911 to throw police off his trail, according to investigators.

However, officers realized it was not true and continued the search until they located Denning by pinging his cell phone.

Lachapelle and Denning were both charged for third-degree burglary, criminal attempt to commit and sixth-degree larceny.

Lachapelle was also charged for possession of burglary tools and Denning was also charged with making the false emergency 911 call.

Both men were being held $5,000 bond and expected to be arraigned at Superior Court in Danielson on Tuesday.

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