Danbury Police have released information about a suspect wanted in about two dozen car break ins that happened back in May. Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour said yesterday that 61-year old Duane Snow was arrested on a warrant on May 14th for 20 or so car break ins and thefts. Ridenhour says more charges are possible. Snow was also charged for illegal operation with a suspended license.
The vehicle break-ins happened on February 1st, February 8th, March 24th and April 28th. Snow is facing three burglary charges, four counts of criminal mischief, three ID theft charges, seven counts of larceny and six counts each of payment card theft and charges on a revoked payment card. Snow is due in court on July 23rd and August 23rd on the cases.
Snow, whose last known address was in Waterbury, was charged June 5th on an active warrant for burglary, criminal mischief, identity theft, illegal use of a credit card, theft of a credit card and larceny. Police spokesman Lt. Mark Williams says there are several additional arrest warrant applications at the court. Snow is suspected of similar offenses in Waterbury, Watertown, Bethel and by Connecticut State Police.
According to an archived article in the Republican-American newspaper, Snow has 35 prior arrests for burglary and larceny. Between 2002 and 2012, he has been sentenced to over 26 years in jail and 10 years of probation in Connecticut, but served a number of those sentences concurrently.