A Naugatuck man is facing several charges, including Burglary, Interference with an Officer, and Larceny after an early morning incident in town.

According to a press release from the Naugatuck Police Department, at 1AM this morning, January 6, 2021, a Naugatuck Police Officer was out patrolling the area of Naugatuck South of Millville Avenue, which, according to the release, had recently been experiencing an increase in motor vehicle thefts.

Police say the Patrol Officer spotted 22-year-old Naugatuck resident Kyles Anders-Huculak walking along Elmwood Street, and attempted to stop him, but Anders-Huculak took off on foot, and allegedly tried to escape.

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Numerous Naugatuck Officers swarmed the area, and apprehended Anders-Huculak on Meadow Street, after a short chase. The Naugatuck Police stated that Anders-Huculak burglarized several vehicles along Elmhurst Street, and he's been charged with: Interference with an Officer, 6th Degree Larceny, Criminal Attempt @ 6th Degree Larceny, 3rd Degree Burglary, and Criminal Trespass. Anders-Huculak was held on bond, and appeared in Waterbury Superior Court this morning.

The release goes on to state that the Naugatuck Police have increased patrols and measures in an effort to address the recent increase in thefts from our cars and trucks, but they continue to ask the community for cooperation in reducing crime by removing our valuables from our vehicles, don't leave your keys in your vehicle, and avoid letting your vehicle sit idle, unoccupied, while it's warming up. They also ask that if you have any additional information about this incident, or any other recent vehicle thefts, to contact them at 203-729-5221.

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