STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
|Reuben F. Bradford
||Colonel Danny R. Stebbins|
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2012
STATE POLICE MAKE ARREST IN MANSFIELD HOME INVASION
Date: 09-12-12, 10:50 a.m.
Location:. 281 Coventry Road, Mansfield, CT
Investigator: Troop C, Tolland Major Crime Unit
Charges: Home Invasion
Burglary 1st Degree
Robbery 1st degree
Kidnapping 1st degree
False Statement 2nd degree
Arrested: Anibal Carrero Jr. DOB: 10-04-71
281 Coventry Rd. Mansfield, CT
On 09-04-12 Troop C received a 9-1-1 call for an armed robbery and home invasion at a residence on Derek Rd. in Mansfield. Troopers from the Mansfield Resident Trooper’s office and Troop C responded. Two victims were confronted by five masked men and tied up during the robbery. A handgun was used in the robbery. EDMCS-C Detectives responded and assumed the investigation seizing evidence.
As a result of their investigation, Troop C Detectives developed suspects and recovered evidence involved in this crime. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the accused and attempted to serve the warrant at 281 Coventry Road. The accused recognized a surveillance vehicle from previous incidents with law enforcement and fled on foot thru the woods.
The State Police K-9 Unit was training in the area of Rt.44 and Rt. 32 in Mansfield and was summoned to the scene. A perimeter was set up by Troop C Troopers and the Mansfield Resident Trooper’s Office. The State Police Air Unit was contacted and a fixed wing aircraft responded to the area.
A K-9 Staff Instructor, Trooper Morelli and his K-9 Wyatt located the accused, Anibal Carrero, in a wooded area approximately three miles from his residence. Carrero was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop C for processing on the above charges.
Carrero will be arraigned at Rockville Superior Court on 09-13-12. He was held on a $75,000.00 cash bond. The Mansfield Schools in the area were locked down by school officials and State Police as a precaution.
Additional arrest warrants are anticipated and will be served on the other four suspects involved.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detectives at Troop C at 860-896-3200 or the Crime Tips Hotline at 860-896-3237.