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Police: Meriden man charged with home invasion, theft of firearms

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MERIDEN — A second local resident was taken into custody and charged in a home invasion where multiple firearms were stolen last year, police said. 

Justin Coombs, 24, of 19 ½ Hinman St., was arrested on Thursday and charged with home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, first-degree robbery, criminal possession of a firearm and three counts of theft of a firearm. 

Juleika Medina, 23, of 1027 Old Colony Rd., was previously arrested on May 20 and charged with the same offenses as Coombs. 

Police responded to a home on West Main Street on Oct. 25, 2020 for a report of a home invasion, Sgt. Michael Boothroyd said in a statement Monday. There were no injuries reported. During the incident several firearms were reported stolen. 

Police investigating the incident identified the suspects as Coombs and Medina. Medina was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court last month. She is currently held on $150,000 bond and scheduled to appear remotely in court on July 21. 

Coombs, who was already incarcerated on separate charges, was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Thursday. He is held on $350,000 bond and the case was continued to July 14. 

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