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Bethel man arrested, Danbury resident sought in alleged armed home invasions in Winsted

A Bethel man has been arrested for alleged armed home invasions in Winsted and Police are searching for a second person wanted in connection with the incidents. 

Winchester Police received a call Wednesday evening about two men attempting forcible entry into two homes on one street.  One man was seen brandishing what was believed to be an AK-47 or Tech-9 style firearm. The pair sped from the scene in a VW Jetta after encountering one of the occupants and crashed.  The suspects fled on foot and officers located the firearm and a red colored “do rag” worn by one of the suspects in a wooded area. 

A male and female were seen walking out from the wooded area and police determined that 22-year old Aba Wonderful, of Bethel, was involved in the incident on Wheeler Street and the collision.

He was charged with two counts each of conspiracy to commit home invasion, conspiracy to commit burglary and risk of injury to a minor.  He was also charged with Criminal use of a firearm, Receiving a long gun without a valid eligibility certificate, Breach of peace, Reckless endangerment, Tampering with physical evidence, and Possession of high-capacity magazine.  Wonderful was held on $500,000 bail.  He has pending case in Danbury Court for numerous charges including burglary.

No one was injured during the home invasion, but one of the drivers involved in the collision sustained a broken arm after a brief altercation with one of the suspects.

The second suspect is believed to live in Danbury and officers from this department as well as the Statewide Narcotics Unit are working to locate the second suspect.    The incident is still under investigation and additional charges are expected to be filed.   The police believe that this is an isolated incident and do not believe that the general public is in danger.  

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Rich Valdes

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