Police: Major Fencing Organization in East Haven, Branford Busted

Detectives seized truckloads of retail merchandise on Friday from what they believe to be a major fencing operation involving stolen goods from Target and Home Depot.

Working together the and departments have uncovered an alleged major fencing operation within the two towns, as well as other surroundings areas.

The investigation — which has been ongoing for several months — culminated in a seizure this past Friday when detectives seized truckloads of retail merchandise including: power and hand tools, commercial lawn and garden mowers, ATV’s, snow blowers, power washers, household appliances and other items.

Branford Police Detective Lieutenant William Carroll, who spearheaded the investigation, said, “We have been working in partnership with Home Depot and Target to track merchandise that has been stolen from their stores and fenced in a number of illegal operations. At his point no arrest have been made, however we believe that we will have an arrest made soon.” 

Branford Police Chief Kevin Halloran said that detectives, officers from East Haven Police Department and representatives from Home Depot and Target have begun the daunting process of cataloging all of the evidence and attempting to determine its rightful owner.

“I would image that the process could take the officers days to complete,” Halloran said. “I, along with the citizens of our communities, are grateful for their diligent work in disrupting this type of organized criminal activity.”

(Editor's Note: This news brief is based upon a press release from the Branford Police Deparmtent.)

Doreen Boudreau Hausler August 28, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Noticed in this New Haven Independent article, it's mentioned that, "Those involved are believed to live in Branford." Just thought I'd share this: http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/branford/entry/branford_east_haven_cops_crack_fencing_operation/
Doreen Boudreau Hausler August 28, 2012 at 01:16 PM
It's technically a Branford Eagle article, I now notice. Same company.
Jeff August 28, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Julie, Jacobo is making some vary racist comments and I am offended. Does anyone at EH Patch care? Something needs to be done about this.
Bob Fawkes August 28, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Jeff, maybe it's time for you to grow up and be a man and not, like a little girl, be "offended" and go crying to momma everytime someone calls out the idiots in town for what they are.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Jeff: Are you talking about the use of the term "cavone"? I have to be honest, I am not familiar with its usage in Italian-American slang. It's a new term to me after coming here as editor of EHP. But, if others feel as you do and are offended, then I can certainly request readers do not use the word when posting comments.
Cynthia Carlson August 28, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Arbenz, you are rude and obnoxious. I grew up in East Haven. My granddaughter and daughter live in East Haven. It was never called 'Staven and those living there are not cavones, whatever that is..
Cynthia Carlson August 28, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Arbenz, you are obnoxious and not to be taken seriously.
Bob Fawkes August 28, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Thank you for your opinion Ms. Carlson. In this free nation of ours, people like you and I are still free to speak out and voice our opinions. For that, we should both be thankful. You should know though, that for every negative comment like yours that I receive, I also privately get at least ten to fifteen positive comments, encouraging me to speak out and speak the truth. I am therefore expanding my commentary to include Branford and other local areas. http://branford.patch.com/articles/police-find-more-than-pound-of-marijuana-and-4-0000-at-accident-scene Warmest regards, Jacobo Arbenz, - Upsetting the Powers That Be Since 1951.
Cynthia Carlson August 28, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Arbenz you are using offensive ethnic stereotypes. Why is that OK with you? Would you use them against other ethnic groups too? I can't take the remarks you receive off this site seriously. Not when that is a claim anyone can make and it is clearly unsupported. Free speech shouldn't be the cover for ethnic slurs or racial stereotypes. You could have written a comment without them just as easily. Have a sparkling day.
CAjones August 28, 2012 at 05:50 PM
I am laughing so hard right now that I'm actually having bladder control problems....... "You should know though, that for every negative comment like yours that I receive, I also privately get at least ten to fifteen positive comments, encouraging me to speak out and speak the truth." (LMAO) There's no one encouraging you, these are the voices in your head Jacko..... Your not even a real person, remember??..... What a CLOWN!
Bob Fawkes August 28, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Luigi, I suggest you go see Dr. Yu in Branford and have that bladder and prostate checked out.
Flowers August 28, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Gentle Readers, You must remember that Jocobo Arbenz united the two Central American city states of Kavonia and Patagonia to produce the country we now know as Guatemala. He was later exiled to Moscow by the CIA who believed he was a Communist. Now retired in East Haven he must endure the jibes and taunts of local scoundrels. Bless you Jocobo!
Bob Fawkes August 28, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Ms. Carlson, the next time you free obligated to cast stones and place a 'racist' tag on anybody, consider the various names the regulars in East Haven call our President. - A sparkling day to you as well.
Bob Fawkes August 28, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Flowers, Thanks to the brutal banana republic puppet dictatorships the CIA set up to exploit Central America from 1946 to present, many Guatemalans and other oppressed peoples are escaping and settling in East Haven. They generally don't ride stolen quads; but they do work hard to support themselves and their families. They form the basis of the new economy and the new demographic in East Haven and beyond.
Maggie Mae August 28, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Julie, this is turning ugly. Can't something be done about Jacobo? He is so rude and arrogant!
Rosie August 28, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Julie, why was my comment deleted? I said nothing inappropriate at all. This Jacobo is allowed to slander, yet my comment calling them juvenile is deleted? I see a serious problem here. And an FYI to you: Cavone: used by Italian Americans to describe someone who is disrespectful, has no class or no couth. So, this is OK with you?
CAjones August 28, 2012 at 07:29 PM
I suggest you find a good psychiatrist for whatever medication will end your hallucinations........whacko.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Rosie: I deleted your comment because it referred and responded to several comments that I had removed. So, if it remained, it would have most likely confused readers, who would have thought you were referring to comments that were now above and below it. In the future, if something like that happens, I'll send you a quick email so you'll know.
CAjones August 28, 2012 at 07:31 PM
You certainly have delusions of grandeur....but crazy none the less.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Everyone: After receiving several responses from readers, please be advised that the use of the terms "cavone" and "'Staven" will no longer be permitted on East Haven Patch. Just an FYI.
Bob Fawkes August 28, 2012 at 07:38 PM
"Cavone: used by Italian Americans to describe someone who is disrespectful, has no class or no couth." For example, someone who rides a quad where quads are not allowed; thereby destroying the environment. I see no problem in my use of the word in the context above. In fact, it is becoming apparant to me that the Italians in East Haven feel that only they should be allowed to use the word. If this is the case, then racism truly remains a major problem with delt with in East Haven.
mary lincoln August 28, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Jakaboo: please learn how to spell if you're going to post. Hysterical!
mary lincoln August 28, 2012 at 08:26 PM
so sorry, Jackaboo, I forgot to mention I'm an EH cafone :)
Rosie August 28, 2012 at 08:28 PM
An idiot is a mentally deficient person, or someone who acts in a self-defeating or significantly counterproductive way. In other words...have you met Jacobo????
Julie Weisberg (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Everyone: Comments on this article thread will now be pre-approved. Posts that are significantly off-topic, direct personal attacks on other readers and/or do not adhere to our terms of use (http://easthaven.patch.com/terms) will be rejected.
Angels Among Us August 29, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Thank you Julie, it seems that threads about important happenings suddenly turn vicious and uncouth in many instances. We as intelligent people should be able to state our views in an articulate and unoffensive manner, without reference to ethnicity, political affiliation or offensive bias.
Angels Among Us August 29, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Jacobo Arbenz died in Mexico in 1971
Responses August 30, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Really dude, a mob racket? OMG. Let's use terms like fencing to make it sound oh so much bigger than it was. Doesn't looklike that much stuff to me. It keeps saying ATV's....there was one. Home Depot and Target do not sell atv's. You want names? Why it makes you feel better? Give me a break and get a life.
Responses August 30, 2012 at 01:06 PM
The people buying merchandise very well may have not known it was stolen, and if it was resold, the buyers may not have known either, these are liars and drug addicts that steal this stuff, you think they are honest?
chip September 09, 2012 at 08:31 PM
So where are all the arrests? Has the investigation died?


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