SOUTHINGTON — A Cheshire man and woman face attempted burglary charges after police say a patrol officer spotted them outside Apple Valley Bowl trying to break into the business.
Police said the incident occured around 1:30 a.m. on May 18. A police officer observed a man, later identified as Adam Amato, 39, and a woman, Jennifer Amato, 35, both of Cheshire, in dark clothing, outside the east side of the bowling alley, 1304 S. Main St., in Planstville.
Police said upon seeing the officer, the pair fled into the woods behind the bowling alley. Police then formed a perimeter surrounding the area, and soon located them. Police also found a crow bar and a sledgehammer had been left behind by the east side entrance of the bowling alley after the Amatos allegedly fled.
Both suspects were charged with first degree attempt to commit burglay, possession of burglary tools and second degree criminal mischief. They were released on $10,000 bond and are scheduled to be arraigned in New Britain Court on June 22.
Apple Valley Bowl, like other bowling alleys, movie theaters and other large indoor recreational facilities, has been closed since mid-March, under an executive order issued by Gov. Ned Lamont, intended to slow the spread of COVID-19. Such businesses may be allowed to reopen beginning June 20, under the governor’s phased reopening plan.