Two Middletown residents found in West Hartford with a stolen car face multiple charges.
By Ronni Newton
A man and a woman from Middletown are due in court Friday and face multiple charges in connection with a stolen vehicle and possession of drugs.
The West Hartford Police Department’s Community Support Unit was engaged in undercover detail on June 14 at approximately 1 p.m., Capt. Michael Perruccio said, when they noticed a vehicle in the parking lot of the Cumberland Farms at 471 New Park Ave. that was on a “watch list” for possible involvement as a cover car during burglaries.
A U-Haul truck had been stolen from West Hartford on May 25, Perruccio said, and the vehicle had been reportedly involved in that case.
According to Perruccio, the stolen U-Haul truck was recovered by Middletown Police on June 1, along with property stolen from Rocky Hill, Cromwell, and other towns.
During the investigation by Middletown Police, information about several suspects was also developed.
“The detective [who saw the car at Cumberland Farms] noticed that the two people in the car had been identified as suspects,” Perruccio said.
Police approached the vehicle in the Cumberland Farms lot and detained the two occupants, Kyle Youmans, 32, and Sherry Falcetti, 31, both of Silver Street in Middletown.
According to Perruccio, police searched Youmans because of the suspicious way he was putting his hands into his pants, and discovered he was hiding a crack pipe and crack cocaine in the waistband of his pants.
Police also found drugs in the car along with “items consistent with what are burglary tools,” Perruccio said.
Police also discovered that the vehicle has been reported stolen from Wethersfield, and found stolen license plates in the car as well.
Youmans has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools, third-degree larceny, and first-degree criminal trover. He was initially held on $50,000 bond and released on $20,000 surety bond. He is due in court on June 27.
According to court records, Youmans has a previous conviction in March stemming from an incident in September 2018 of conveying unauthorized items into an institution, and was given a two-year conditional suspended sentence.
Falcetti was charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree and fifth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit possession of burglary tools, and possession of a controlled substance. She was released on $2,500 non-surety bond and is also due in court on June 27.
The vehicle has been returned to the owner and Middletown Police are continuing their investigation, Perruccio said.
“This is a great example of cooperation between police departments,” Perruccio said.
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