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Faulty Home Alarm Leads to Man's Arrest

Naugatuck police found no signs of forced entry but discovered something they didn't expect.

 

NAUGATUCK - A local man has a faulty security alarm to blame for his arrest. 

Police responded to 51 Celentano Drive for a report of a house alarm on Aug. 26 and found something they didn’t expect: marijuana plants in the backyard. As police were searching the property for evidence of a break in, four plants were found growing in pots under the deck of the home.

Kyle Sarra, 33, who lives at that Celentano Drive address, was charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. He was released on a $1,000 surety bond and will be arraigned Wednesday at Waterbury Superior Court.

Mike September 05, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Thank god this hardened criminal is off the streets...that pot he was growing sure is a menace to society, not like the gun/knife violence downtown...or constant drunk driving all over town.
Edward C September 12, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Regardless of moral implications or perspective threat level, when police encounter an illegality, they generally have an obligation to act accordingly. The presence of more outwardly destructive actions and threats from other issues or individuals does not mean that they should skirt their obligations concerning 'lesser' matters. Whether you as a citizen believe that a law is unjust, ineffectual or unnecessary, you still have an obligation to abide by that law. And if there's some expectation that police give someone a break given the circumstances (that the discovery was flukish and resulted from random happenstance), i would suspect you would be among the many who would decry preferential treatment from police towards others on a broader scale.

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