New Milford Man Steals Weapons + Metal Detectors, Police Say
A man is accused of stealing metal detectors, a chainsaw and gun from a Dutchess County home.
On Thursday, New York State Police from Dover Plains arrested Brent A. Latham, 36, of New Milford, C.T., for burglary a felony. Troopers began investigating a burglary to a home on Weil Road in the Town of Dover in August of 2016 where two metal detectors, a Husqvarna chainsaw and a Ruger .357 handgun were reported stolen.
During the course of the investigation, several leads were followed including the examination of a piece of a torn latex glove that was found at the scene.
Lab analysis of the latex glove revealed a DNA match to Latham, who was incarcerated in of Connecticut, police say.
As a result of the investigation, Latham was arrested in Connecticut as a fugitive of justice and was extradited to New York State.
Latham was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail without bail.
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