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Norwalk Police Arrest Man Who Tried To Break Into Auto Shop

Norwalk police charged a Stamford man with possession of narcotics and attempted burglary Monday evening.
Norwalk police charged a Stamford man with possession of narcotics and attempted burglary Monday evening. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

NORWALK, Conn. -- A Stamford man was arrested on drug and attempted burglary charges in Norwalk on Monday after police said he tried to break into an auto shop.

Andrew Michaud, 50, was charged with criminal mischief, possession of burglar's tools, third-degree criminal trespassing, criminal attempt at third-degree burglary and possession of narcotics. He was held on $20,000 bond and will appear in court Sept. 18.

Police were called to an auto shop on Connecticut Avenue at 7 p.m. Monday on a report of somebody trying to break in. The caller reported seeing a white man walking behind the shop with bolt cutters and a saw, police said. When officers arrived, they encountered Michaud, who matched the description of the suspect, according to police reports.

When asked why he was there, Michaud told officers that he had stopped to secure some loose scrap metal in the bed of his pickup truck, according to police reports. He told officers that he had gone behind the shop to urinate, according to police reports.

A chain locking a fence behind the auto shop was freshly damaged, police said. When officers searched Michaud, they found a pair of bolt cutters, as well as eight paper folds containing heroin, according to police reports. He was then taken into custody.

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