11/20/2017 - PRESS RELEASE: Commercial Burglary Arrest

Date:             November 20, 2017

Re:                Commercial Burglary Arrest

Issued by:     Lt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.




For Immediate Release


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. 


Based on 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. 


On September 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:


·        2 Counts of Burglary 3rd Degree

·        2 Counts of  Larceny 6th Degree

·        2 Counts of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree


Golterman was 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.