MERIDEN — A city teen is being charged as an adult in connection with a residential burglary last month.
Isaiah Williams, 16, of 79 Webster St., was arrested April 5 and charged with first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, carrying a dangerous weapon, interfering with an officer, possession of burglar’s tools and first-degree criminal trespass.
A second juvenile faces the same charges but that case remains in juvenile court.
On April 5 around 5:40 p.m. police went to a home on High Meadow Lane for a report of a burglary in progress, according to police reports. A neighbor told police he saw two teenage boys breaking into the home across from his, then leaving on bicycles, the report said.
Arriving officers saw two teens on bicycles and ordered them to stop, the report said. The teens did not comply and there was a foot pursuit, the report noted. Police took both teens into custody. One teen was identified as Williams, the report noted.
The residents arrived while police were at the home. Officers noticed a broken window and that someone tampered with a door lock. The residents reported a laptop missing.
Officers searched the teens’ backpacks and found an eight-inch knife in Williams’ backpack with the handle wrapped in tape, along with a Guy Fawkes mask, the report noted. Police noted Williams was wearing a complete second outfit under his first outfit that was different colors and easy to remove, the report stated. Officers found a laptop matching the residents’ description, a screwdriver and brass knuckles in the backpack of the other teen.
Williams appeared in Meriden Superior Court on Wednesday. His case was continued to June 5. He is currently released on a promise to appear in court.