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Police: Bystander Foils Attempted Car Theft on Woodruff

Facing several charges in connection to recent incident.

Stephen Maldonado, 25, of 25 Beechwood Road, West Hartford, allegedly tried to steal a car from a private driveway on Woodruff Road, police reports say.

A bystander reportedly saw Maldonado trying to steal the car from a home on Woodruff Road and chased him off. The bystander gave police a description of both the vehicle and suspect. West Hartford Police identified Maldonado and arrested him at his house Sunday. The bystander identified Maldonado as the suspect and Farmington Police took him into custody.

Maldonado was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, attempt to commit third-degree larceny and possession of burglar’s tools.

Maldonado posted $10,000 surety bond and was scheduled to appear in court June 5, 2012.

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