Stonington police charge three in Pawcatuck burglary after foot chase

Stonington police say they charged three men early Friday morning after they burglarized a Pawcatuck shed and then ran from officers before being apprehended. They were then found to be in possession of tools stolen from the shed, illegal drugs and a BB gun used to shoot our car windows in the neighborhood.

Police said they responded to a home on Cronin Avenue at 12:21 a.m. after receiving a report that someone had broken into a shed.

Dillon Dooley, 19, of 13 Marie Ave., Pawcatuck, was charged with third-degree burglary and possession of a controlled substance. Police said they found Dooley hiding in vehicle on Cronin Avenue. When they searched him they recovered a small amount of marijuana and 12 Xanax pills. Police said one of the other men said Dooley and the third man talked about stealing expensive items and tools from the shed and he witnessed Dooley entering the shed.

Chris J. Baddessa, 22, of Richmond, R.I., was charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and carrying a dangerous weapon. Police said they found Baddessa to be in possession of stolen tools and found a handgun-style BB gun in his bookbag. They said Baddessa later admitted the BB was used to shoot out vehicle windows in the neighborhood.

Jacob B. Mitchell, 18, of 11 Winthrop Ave., Apt. 1, Pawcatuck, was charged with criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny, third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. Police said that during the foot pursuit, Mitchell tried to steal a bicycle from a home on Johnson Street. Police said they also found that Mitchell gave the stolen tools to Baddessa. Police said one of the other men told them they saw Mitchell break a car window on Cronin Avenue to steal valuables.

All three men were released on $1,000 non surety bonds and are scheduled to appear in New London Superior Court on Friday.



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