EAST HARTFORD — Police arrested a Manchester resident early Thursday morning after police say he broke into the Boy Scouts of America offices and fled with power tools and a projector.
Elvis Rodriguez, 29, of Manchester was charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief, and interfering with police.
Police officers responded to an activated alarm in the building, located at 60 Darlin St., shortly after 4 a.m., Lt. Joshua Litwin said.
Officers checked the building and spotted Rodriguez “fleeing the building cradling several items in his hands,” Litwin said.
Police pursued Rodriguez on foot and he was apprehended and taken into custody near the Holiday Inn on East River Drive, officials said.
Rodriguez later admitted to the burglary and leaving the building with the stolen items, Litwin said. During the burglary, Rodriguez damaged several interior doors, seemingly to gain access to the upper floors of the building, he said.
Rodriguez also dropped various items while fleeing, including a power drill and a projector, which were returned to the owner, police said.
Rodriguez was released on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court on July 24.