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Wallingford man charged with stealing mother’s jewelry


WALLINGFORD — A local man faces charges after police say he stole more than $30,000 in jewelry from his mother.

Calvin Gonzalez, 18, of 33 Summit Drive was arrested Sept. 6 and charged with first-degree larceny.

According to his arrest warrant, on July 31 police were called to the home on Summit Drive for a report of a son and mother arguing. Police spoke with the mother who said she noticed jewelry missing and immediately suspected her foster son, Gonzalez. The mother told police Gonzalez had been known to take small amounts of money from his father’s wallet and took iPods from other students, the warrant said.

When the mother confronted Gonzalez, he admitted taking her jewelry, and handed her back two rings, the warrant said. Gonzalez left when he heard police had been called, but officers were able to locate him, the warrant said.

Gonzalez told police he took small amounts of jewelry over several weeks, along with money from his father’s wallet, the warrant said. Gonczalez told police he sold the jewelry at a pawn shop and used the money to buy cigarettes and energy drinks.

Police checked with the pawn shop and records indicated Gonzalez had sold eight rings and received a total of 4,672, the warrant said. The items were worth between $33,850 and $38,850, the warrant said.

According to the court file, Gonzalez was released for treatment at Rushford. His case was continued until Oct. 9.



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