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UPDATED: Cops Stop Burglary In Progress [Video]

Two suspects apprehended after highway chase. Someone saw something, and said something.

 

Someone working on Copse Road Tuesday morning saw two people leaving a house at 37 Copse Road, carrying a television and a big bag of what appeared to be household goods, Madison police say.

The worker thought it didn't look right, and so called police with a description of the car and a license plate number.

A Madison police officer on patrol nearby spotted the car and, after a short pursuit near the center of town on the Boston Post Road into Guilford, and then on I-95 northbound back towards Madison, the suspects were "stopped without incident," Madison Police Chief Jack Drumm said.

Police say the suspects were identified as Andrew Rispoli of New Haven, and Dawn Wallen-Martoni of East Haven.

WTNH reports that Rispoli was arrested in October 2011 by East Haven police and charged with third-degree criminal attempt to commit burglary, interfering with an officer, third-degree criminal trespass, possession of burglary tools, carrying a dangerous weapon, and possession of a controlled substance. WTNH also reported that "Rispoli has been arrested 11 times, including once for first-degree robbery."

Guilford police assisted by transporting the suspects to the Madison Police Department.

Andrew P. Rispoli, 34, of 266 Lighthouse Road New Haven was arrested on the following charges:

  • Burglary in the 3rd Degree CGS 53a-103  
  • Larceny in the 3rd Degree CGS 53a-124
  • Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree CGS 53a-117
  • Possession of Burglary Tools 53a-106
  • Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree CGS 53a-108
  • Interfering with an Officer 53a-167a
  • Reckless Driving 14-222
  • Engaging in Pursuit 14-223b

Dawn Wallen-Martoni, 33, of 175 Strong Street East Haven was arrested on the following charges:

  • Burglary in the 3rd Degree CGS 53a-103 
  • Larceny in the 3rd Degree CGS 53a-124
  • Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree CGS 53a-117
  • Possession of Burglary Tools 53a-106
  • Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree CGS 53a-108
  • Interfering with an Officer 53a-167a

Both suspects are being held on a $10,000 cash bond and scheduled to appear in GA 23 in New Haven on Dec. 21, 2011 at 9 a.m. to answer the charges, police said.

Annie Kelly December 21, 2011 at 02:00 PM
Good Job Madison Police and the Obervant Citizen !!!
Paul Olsen December 22, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Maybe the Madison Police should have done a better job by giving them a realistic bond. A $10,000 Non-Surety bond??? Are you kidding? For an offender like him? What will it take to lock this monster up? Him going and killing some defenseless homeowner? I guess what happened in Cheshire didn't wake our Judicial system up.
John December 22, 2011 at 05:25 PM
Why the negative comments on such a positive act? What if the items stolen belonged to you? I'm sure you would be praising the efforts of the Madison police officer who stopped these low lifes, as well as the citizen who reported the incident. Great team work all around, poor recognition from the above members of the community.
Phil December 22, 2011 at 07:18 PM
What is wrong with the above comments?
Matt December 23, 2011 at 01:03 AM
The Madison Police Dept doesn't get to arbitraily choose how high of a bond to set. There are limits and procedures not up to them. I'm sure if it was their choice, it would be a $1,000,000 so they don't have to keep arresting them every time they get out of jail. It's the judicial system, not the police department's malfunction. The police just are left to mop up the mess.

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