Date: November 20, 2017
Re: Commercial Burglary Arrest
Issued by: Lt. Jeremiah P.
Darien, CT- The Darien Police
Department investigated three overnight commercial burglaries of Frates’s
Liquors located at 1937 Post Rd in December of 2016 and February of 2017. In all three of the incidents the suspect
forced entry into the establishment by smashing out the front widow using a
rock and then would climb through to gain entry. Once inside the establishment the suspect
would remove cash from the registers.
Investigators from the Darien Police Department believed that the same
suspect was responsible for all three Darien burglaries.
On August 25,
2017, the Stamford Police Department apprehended a subject who was in the
process of committing several overnight burglaries. The burglaries were all similar in nature to
the Darien incidents. The suspect was
identified as Thomas Golterman, age 46, of 41 Martin St. Stamford.
surveillance footage and further investigation, Darien Detectives determined
that Golterman was responsible for burglaries at Frate’s liquors on December
28, 2016 and February 19, 2017. The
burglary on December 15, 2016 remains under investigation.
28, 2017, Darien Detectives applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for
Golterman for the two burglaries. Due to
the fact that Golterman had remained in custody of the CT Department of
Corrections since August, arrangements had to be made for him to be brought to
Stamford Superior Court to face the Darien charges. On November 20, 2017 at 10:00am, Golterman
was arrested by Darien Detectives for the following:
Counts of Burglary 3rd Degree
Counts of Larceny 6th Degree
Counts of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree
issued a $150,000.00 bond and remains in the custody of the State. He will appear in again court for the Darien
charges later in the month.