A man was arrested for forcing his way into a locked vehicle in Hamden Friday morning.
Police said 26-year-old Jeffrey Payne Jr., of Hamden, broke into the parked vehicle moments before officers arrived.
They said they were initially called for a report of a suspicious person in the area.
Payne was found in the vicinity of Fourth Street.
He was arrested and brought to Hamden police headquarters.
Police said they charged him with third-degree burglary and criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny.
He was held on a $500 bond and faced a judge on Friday in Meriden.
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