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    Suspect in Car Thefts, Break-Ins Arrested
    West Hartford
    Jose Monge is accused in several car thefts and car break-ins in West Hartford.

    Police have arrested a man accused of being involved in the thefts of cars and break-ins into dozens of unlocked vehicles in West Hartford earlier this week.

    On Wednesday, police received reports of three car thefts and break-ins of around 27 unlocked vehicles and began investigating.

    On Thursday, police saw one of the stolen vehicles at Dan's Shell, located at 457 New Park Avenue, and made an arrest.

    At that same time, police said other suspects were seen entering a Volvo that had been stolen during several car burglaries in Bloomfield on Nov. 19.

    West Hartford police said they found the three cars stolen in West Hartford, as well as the Bloomfield car.

    They also found property that had been stolen during the West Hartford and Bloomfield car burglaries.

    Jose Monge, 19, of Hartford, was arrested and charged with third-degree larceny and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny.

    Police are working with Bloomfield Police to identify four to five other people who might be involved with crimes in both towns and more arrests are pending further investigation.