Clinton Edwards, 49, New Haven, was arrested on July 21, while police were investigating the report of a stolen vehicle, police said. Among other things, Edwards is accused of skipping out on scheduled court appearances five times in 2020.
Edwards is being charged with possession of a stolen license plate, two counts of larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit larceny, and five counts of failure to appear, police said. He is being held on an $82,500 bond.
On July 21, Milford police located a vehicle with a stolen license plate parked at the Motel 6 on Schoolhouse Road. Edwards is accused of possessing the stolen plate. During the investigation, police discovered seven outstanding warrants for Edwards’ arrest.
The allegations against Edwards are:
In January and February he returned $179 worth of stolen merchandise to a Marshalls on Boston Post Road;
Failing to appear in court on Jan. 14, stemming from an arrest in February of 2015 in Shelton for larceny and violation of probation charges;
Failing to appear in court on Jan. 24, stemming from an October 2019, arrest for assault, breach of peace, and criminal mischief;
Failing to appear in court on Jan. 24, stemming from a December 2019, arrest in Branford for larceny;
Failing to appear in court on Feb. 7, stemming from a December 2019, arrest in Wallingford for larceny;
Failing to appear in court on Feb. 4, stemming from a Jan. 12th arrest in West Haven for larceny and motor vehicle charges, police said.
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