have charged 32-year-old Danbury resident Enrique Bencosme as the second suspect in the May 30 break in on Candlewood Lake Road. Bencosme’s alleged partner, shortly after an alert neighbor stepped in to foil the burglary in progress.
While Vargas was captured in the woods behind the home, Bencosme fled to their vehicle across the street and was able to avoid police until Danbury officers took him into custody Tuesday night on a warrant out of Brookfield.
Bencosme was transferred to Brookfield and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in the third degree and larceny in the third degree. He was unable to post the $75,000 bond and was held overnight for arraignment.
According to Brookfield police Maj. Jay Purcell, the department had issued an arrest warrant for Bencosme in connection with the burglary, but would not elaborate on the investigation that identified him as a suspect.
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Court documents show that Bencosme was arrested by Danbury police just 10 days before the break in for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to wear face protection on a motorcycle and making improper turns, as well as interfering with an officer by resisting arrest. He has pled “not guilty” to those charges and the case is still in pre-trial hearings.
Court records also show that Bencosme has been convicted of several misdemeanors since 2007 and was sentenced to 60 days imprisonment in 2008 on disorderly conduct charges while on probation.