Police make arrest in early Sunday morning attempted burglary


After spotting someone running from the Farmington Avenue Citgo early Sunday morning, Bristol police apprehended a suspect and accused him of attempted burglary.


Police said an officer was checking the security of the Citgo Gas Station/Convenience store at 551 Farmington Ave. at approximately 12:08 a.m. Sunday when the officer observed a male running at a rapid rate away from the building. Police said the officer proceeded to chase this individual on foot believing that the suspect was attempting to burglarize the establishment.


Police said several more officers responded to the scene and were able to detain this same individual.


Police said the officer who gave foot pursuit observed the suspect holding a crowbar. A police K-9 officer along with his dog were able to locate the crowbar underneath a nearby car, said police. In addition, police officers noticed fresh damage to the business, indicating someone did attempt to force entry.


The suspect detained, Juan Gonzales, 53, of no certain address was arrested, said police. He was charged with criminal attempt at burglary third degree, criminal attempt at larceny sixth degree, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief in the third degree. Police said Gonzales was held on a $40,000 bond pending his arraignment at the Superior Court in Bristol on Monday.