The neighbor who reported the alleged burglary and confronted the suspect has been identified as East Haven Police Commission Member Carl Perez, according to a New Haven Register report.
A neighbor's watchful eye helped to thwart a burglary in progress along Taylor Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.
Neighbor Attempts to Subdue Suspect
According to East Haven Police Sgt. David Emerman, at 2:13 p.m. officers were dispatched to 59 Taylor Avenue for a burglary in progress, which had been phoned in by a neighbor.
"It was reported that a male was trying to gain entry to the residence through a window," Emerman stated.
Upon arrival, the neighbor who called in the report was attempting to subdue the suspect.
Emerman said the 23-year-old suspect was later identified as Arsen Lazri.
"Lazri resisted officers attempts to take him into custody," Emerman said. "Following a struggle, Lazri was arrested and transported to East Haven Police Headquarters"
He added that the man was later found to be in possession of burglars tools, latex gloves and a small knife.
Five Previous Charges
Lazri is charged with criminal attempt at burglary in the third degree, possession of burglar’s tools, resisting/interfering with police and criminal trespass.
Lazri is a convicted felon with five previous burglary arrests, Emerman said.
He is currently being held on a $20,000 bond, as well as a remand to custody order issued by parole for a previous burglary charge.