Police: Meriden man charged with breaking into vehicle

Police: Meriden man charged with breaking into vehicle

MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after police said he was seen on a home security camera breaking into a vehicle on Sunday night.

Kyle Dumouchel, 22, of 23 Clinton St., was charged with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny. 

Police responded to a home on Sunset Avenue just before 10 p.m. A resident reported that she was alerted by her home security system that someone was breaking into her 2008 Honda Pilot, according to a police report. When her husband went outside, the suspect fled.  

Officers recognized several visible tattoos from the video and compared the images with previous database images of Dumouchel, the report said. When poice went to  Dumouchel’s home he was wearing the same clothing seen in the security video. Dumouchel told police he broke into the vehicle and took a phone charger, the report said. 

Dumouchel was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Monday. According to statements in court, Dumouchel was convicted of multiple counts of burglary and larceny in April and was placed on probation. Dumouchel was released on a promise to appear in court.

– Lauren Sellew