Winsted man faces burglary, larceny and gun charges

Richard Lacasse, 31, of Winsted is dealing with costs of housebreaking, larceny and theft of a firearm. He’s scheduled to look on the Superior Courtroom of Torrington on Could 29

Richard Lacasse, 31, of Winsted is dealing with costs of housebreaking, larceny and theft of a firearm. He’s scheduled to look on the Superior Courtroom of Torrington on Could 29

Picture: Contributed / Winchester Police Division

Picture: Contributed / Winchester Police Division

Richard Lacasse, 31, of Winsted is dealing with costs of housebreaking, larceny and theft of a firearm. He’s scheduled to look on the Superior Courtroom of Torrington on Could 29

Richard Lacasse, 31, of Winsted is dealing with costs of housebreaking, larceny and theft of a firearm. He’s scheduled to look on the Superior Courtroom of Torrington on Could 29

Picture: Contributed / Winchester Police Division

Winsted man faces housebreaking, larceny and gun costs

TORRINGTON — A minimum of 10 arrests in 10 years: that’s the report of Richard Lacasse, 31, previously of the town, whose historical past of arrests stretches again to 2009.

His most up-to-date arrest was weeks in the past in Winsted, the place he lists his residence tackle as an residence on Foremost Avenue.

Lacasse is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail at New Haven Correctional Establishment. His courtroom report exhibits there are seven circumstances pending towards him, 5 of that are sealed, in accordance with a courtroom clerk, as a result of “he’s in a program” that was not recognized.

The 2 circumstances which might be public embody costs for 2 alleged acts of third-degree housebreaking — one relationship again to September 2018 and the second on March 27, 2019.

Lacasse can be charged with third-degree larceny stemming from the 2018 arrest, and second-degree larceny and prison mischief from the Could arrest for the alleged March 27 break-in and gun theft.

Different costs embody theft of a firearm and illegal discharge of a firearm within the March incident.

Winsted Police Sgt. Kevin Kinahan filed an arrest warrant affidavit on the latest costs Tuesday with the Superior Courtroom in Torrington.

It states that an alleged housebreaking in September concerned 14 objects that have been value $four,000, together with jewellery, taken from a home on St. John Avenue. The objects have by no means been discovered, the warrant famous.

Lacasse was arrested on Sept. 19 for the St. John Avenue incident, courtroom data present.

He was charged the identical day for prison try and commit third-degree larceny.

The criticism was filed after a close-by home-owner informed police that he had seen Lacasse go away the home by a facet door. Lacasse posted bond of $10,000 for the 2 costs.

Quick ahead to March 27 when a house owner reported that his residence on Walnut Avenue had been damaged into. The home-owner informed police, the warrant notes, Glock handgun had been stolen from the home, together with video games, money, digital gadgets and jewellery.

Eight days later, on April four, an identical housebreaking occurred, in accordance with the warrant affidavit, at a house on Holabird Avenue. A tenant mentioned a person matching Lacasse’s description was seen leaving a second-floor residence.

Lascasse, and his spouse, Nicole Gurtowsky, 41, have been seen in surveillance video at a pawn store in Waterbury, allegedly making an attempt to promote the objects from the Holabird housebreaking, the warrant affidavit says.

The jewellery stolen from the Holabird Avenue residence was recovered, Kinahan wrote within the warrant affidavit, and on April 12, Lacasse was charged with third-degree housebreaking and second-degree larceny.

Gurtowsky is charged with second-degree larceny.

“He admitted to a lot of costs,” mentioned Winchester Police Chief William Fitzgerald. “We have been capable of clear a variety of circumstances.”

Requested about Lacasse’s circumstances, Fitzgerald mentioned, “He has a number of costs with the city. I wish to see him off the streets.”

“I hope he will get assist,” Fitzgerald mentioned.

Kinahan wrote within the affidavit that Lacasse “defined his MO is to go to a house in the course of the day, knock on the door, and if somebody answered, ask if that’s the residence of a buddy.”

“If nobody answered he would kick within the door and steal jewellery or different items in an effort to assist his…habit,” the warrant affidavit says.

Lacasse additionally mentioned that he “kicked within the door within the storage” of the home on Walnut Avenue, “and crawled below the door to get within the kitchen,” the warrant affidavit says.

“He defined how he discovered the Glock handgun in the master suite and unintentionally shot a spherical into the ground,” the warrant affidavit says.

Lacasse is scheduled to look in courtroom once more on Could 29; he had pleaded not responsible to most of the costs. Gurtowsky’s subsequent courtroom date is about for June four; she is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail, on-line judicial data present.

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