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Recent arrest made in 2019 carjacking investigation

by Kathy Brown.

Back in June 2019 we reported on a car being stolen out of a woman’s garage in Higganum. Haddam Resident Trooper Joe DeAngelo informed us today that after a long investigation, a suspect, Eric Walz, age 48, of Groton, has been arrested.

“Trooper Milardo (retired), Trooper Stranger, and myself (along with other Troopers from Troop F) have conducted extensive investigation into this incident,” said Trooper DeAngelo. “Through forensic (DNA) evidence, we were able to successfully identify a suspect in the case. An arrest warrant was subsequently drafted and approved by the Office of the State’s Attorney at GA-9: Middlesex Superior Court.”

Trooper DeAngelo went on to say that yesterday, August 2, Waterford Police located Mr. Walz and took him into custody, then transferred him into State Police custody. He was charged with Burglary 2nd degree, Larceny 2nd degree, and Robbery 3rd degree.
He appeared at the Middletown Courthouse for his arraignment, and remains in custody on a $50,000 bond. The case is now closed.
Trooper reports reflect arrests, not convictions. Visit this website to learn the outcomes of criminal and motor vehicle arrests.

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