STATE POLICE MAKE ARREST IN WATERBURY DMV BURGLARY
On 06/06/13, at about 10:00 a.m., the State Police Western District Major Crime Squad arrested accused Marco Santiago (DOB: 8/14/1971) of 199 Chipman St, Waterbury. This arrest follows the arrests last week of his co-conspirators, Jose Gonzalez (DOB: 10/22/1984) of 48 Craftwood Rd, Apt #41, Waterbury, and Roberto Santiago (DOB: 9/22/1971) of 32 Young St, Waterbury.
These arrests are the result of a lengthy investigation which suggested that they had committed the burglary into the Waterbury Department of Motor Vehicles on 02/01/2010. During this burglary, they are accused of breaking into the DMV after disarming the alarm system. Once inside, they reportedly stole an ATM machine with cash inside it and other miscellaneous pieces of property belonging to the DMV.
The three-year investigation was a collaborative effort by several law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation – New Haven office, the Waterbury Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police. Accused Roberto Santiago is suspected to have been the leader of the group.
The accused in this case, Roberto Santiago, Jose Gonzalez and Marco Santiago were charged with violating the following Connecticut General Statutes:
C.G.S. 53-103 Burglary in the 3rd Degree
C.G.S. 53a-115 Criminal Mischief in the 1st Degree
C.G.S. 53a-122 Larceny in the 1st degree
C.G.S. 53a-48/53a-103 Conspiracy to Commit Burglary in the 3rd Degree
C.G.S. 53-48/53a-115 Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief in the 1st Degree
C.G.S. 53a-48/53a-122 Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the 1st Degree
Accused Marco Santiago was held on a $250,000 bond pending his arraignment at GA 4 in Waterbury on 06/06/13.
LT. J. Paul Vance