Man charged with taking copper piping from rental home

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MERIDEN — A local man faces charges after police said he was involved in cutting copper piping from a rental home.

Jamar Shaw, 37, of 657 E. Main St., was charged Monday with first-degree criminal mischief, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree criminal damage to landlord’s property by tenant and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny. 

Police responded to 84 Webster St. around 3:28 p.m. on Monday for a report of a burglary. A caller told police he saw two men loading copper and other materials into a car, according to a police report. One drove off and the other went back inside the home. 

Police went into the home and found the man, identified as Shaw, and detained him. He denied being involved in removing materials from the home, the report said.  

Officers noticed cut copper pieces that were attached to heating units behind Shaw as they spoke. Police learned the home was being rented to Shaw’s girlfriend, and they were both in the process of being evicted, the report said. 

Shaw’s bond was set a $15,000. He is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 23. 

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