Connecticut State Police arrest New Britain man suspected of Andover post office burglary

ANDOVER — Police have arrested a suspect in the January burglary of a United States post office.

Erick Gomez Rodriguez, 35, of New Britain, has been charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, third-degree larceny and Class A felony conspiracy. Bond was set at $50,000. Gomez Rodriguez was transported to state Superior Court in Vernon for arraignment.

Connecticut State Police Trooper Gunnar Weglarz, of Colchester’s Troop K, was called to the post office at 5:38 a.m. Jan. 23 and discovered evidence that the establishment had been burglarized, including an “unsecured” front door and damage to the wall in the vicinity of the mail drop slot, according to a Feb. 3 affidavit. Investigators determined the person or people responsible had stolen mail from the post office.


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Great Job State Police on the arrest but if the State Police make an arrest like this it means the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) declined to prosecute this case that was presented by the U.S. Postal Inspectors. When there is cry from the public about an increase in postal crimes you have to take in to account that even if the Postal Inspector investigate and present a case to the USAO they actually have to take the case and prosecute. There are many USAO in the US that fail to take Postal Crimes seriously and don’t prosecute or put their… Read more »

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