Suspect Nabbed In Shelton Downtown Burglaries

An alleged serial burglar was nabbed by Shelton Police following an investigation into at least five burglaries. 

Clinton McDevitt
Clinton McDevitt Photo Credit: Shelton Police Department

Clinton McDevitt, 47, of New Haven, was arrested Thursday by the Shelton Police Department after he was developed as a suspect through an investigation, said Shelton Police Det. Richard Bango.

The arrest stems from five burglaries of office buildings, private residences, and vehicles in the downtown Shelton area between Nov. 22 and 28, 2018, Bango said.

The Shelton Detective Bureau investigated the burglaries and checked area surveillance video. McDevitt was developed as a suspect and further investigation revealed property stolen from the burglaries was sold by McDevitt, he said.

Detectives also located some of the stolen property still in McDevitt’s possession.

He was charged with five counts of burglary, larceny first-degree, three counts of larceny sixth-degree, one count of larceny third-degree, and two counts of criminal mischief.

McDevitt, who was already in custody on other charges, is being held on a $37,500 bond. 

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