Suspect in string of burglaries arrested near his home; police say he was driving stolen vehicle


Bristol police reported the suspect in a string of Bristol burglaries has been arrested after a detective spotted the suspect in a vehicle near his home. Police said the vehicle turned out to be stolen.

Police said this morning that Luis D. Cantre, 28, of 50 Davis Dr. in Bristol was arrested at 2:49 a.m.  by Bristol detectives.

A press release from the police said an arrest warrant was issued for Cantre charging him with burglary in the first degree and larceny in the fourth degree, a class “B” Felony.

. A detective recognized Cantre operating a vehicle on Davis Drive and subsequently stopped the car, said police. 

The vehicle Cantre was operating was later reported stolen and Cantre was additionally charged with larceny in the third degree, said police.

Police said Cantre “remains a strong suspect in several other residential burglaries that are being actively investigated by the Bristol Police. The burglaries involved forcible entry into homes while occupied by the residents at night.”

Police said Cantre was held on a $100,000 bond for the burglary and an additional $25,000 bond for the stolen car.