A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with an attempted home invasion in Vernon on Sunday night.
Vernon officers were called to a report of a burglary in process at a home on Spring Street just before 10 p.m. While responding to the call, officers said they noticed a Honda sedan with possible suspects inside the vehicle on West Main Street.
When officers tried to stop the sedan, police said the vehicle did not stop and crashed into a utility box at the intersection of West Main and West streets.
Officers and the occupants of the Honda got into a foot pursuit.
Police officers eventually caught the driver, who was identified as South Windsor resident Jaequan Marquez. Police determined that he was the suspect in the burglary and the Honda was stolen from Windsor.
Officers seized burglar tools and BB guns that resembled handguns from the stolen vehicle.
Vernon officers received assistance from the Connecticut State Police K9 in attempting to track the passenger but were unsuccessful in locating him.
Marquez was charged with conspiracy to commit home invasion, second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, fifth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, second-degree larceny, weapons in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, failure to obey officers signal, interfering with police, possession of burglar tools, possession of stolen marker plate, evading responsibility, failure to obey stop sign and failure to maintain lane.
The home invasion remains under investigation by Connecticut State Police and additional charges are expected against Marquez. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Vernon Police Department at 860-872-9126.
Police said Marquez is being held on a $400,000 bond. He is expected to be arraigned at Rockville Superior Court on Monday.
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