Putnam Man Arrested After Confession to 4 Burglaries
During the first two weeks of October, Troop D Patrol Troopers investigated four night time commercial burglaries in the Thompson/Putnam area. A summary of the burglaries is as follows:
Case: 1700526129 Business: Harvest Moon Address: #554 Liberty Highway, Putnam Investigator: TFC Vincent #957 Date: 10/05/2017
Case: 1700527901 Business: Marika’s Restaurant Address: #156 Providence Pike, Putnam Date: 10/06/2017 Investigator: TFC Shemansky #318
Case: 1700534787 Business: Quaddick Country Store Address: #1105 Quaddick Town Farm Road, Thompson Investigator: TFC Vincent #957 Date: 10/10/2017
Case: 1700540353 Business: Big Gary’s Discount Liquors Address: #97 Providence Pike, Putnam Investigator: Trooper Paddock #524 Date: 10/13/2017
On 11/21/2017, Troop D QLTF Troopers began looking into the above listed burglaries in an effort to identify, locate and interview the person(s) responsible. Due to the violent forced entries into the business’s and the late night hours of the crimes, QLTF Troopers suspected that these burglaries were fueled by an individual addicted to drugs. QLTF Troopers are very familiar with the geographic layout of the area where the burglaries occurred and are familiar with known drug houses located within walking distance of all four burglaries.
On 11/21/2017 QLTF Troopers interviewed several individuals and developed a suspect. QLTF Troopers later located the suspect in Hartford and subsequently interviewed him. During the interview, the suspect confessed to all four burglaries. Troop D Troopers who originally investigated each burglary drafted arrest warrants for the suspect. On 03/23/2018, the suspect, Sean Holmes (w/m 07/13/1984) of Thurber Road, Putnam, CT turned himself into QLTF Troopers on the strength of the four arrest warrants. Holmes was charged with: Larceny 4th degree, Criminal Mischief 1st degree, Criminal Trespass 2nd degree, Burglary 3rd degree (3 counts), Criminal mischief 3rd degree, Larceny 5th degree, Larceny 6th degree (2 counts), and Criminal Mischief 2nd. Holmes was held on a combined bond of $60,000 cash/surety and is due in Danielson Superior Court on March 26, 2018.
Members of the Connecticut State Police are committed to combating drug activity in the “Quiet Corner” and anyone with information regarding the illegal sale of narcotics are encouraged to call the Troop D QLTF anonymous Tips Hotline at 860-779-4950 or message the QLTF Facebook page.