Editor's Note: The following contains information provided by the Milford Police Department. Where an arrest is mentioned, it does not indicate conviction.
Milford Police on Tuesday arrested a local man for breaking and entering into a residence on School Street, among other charges, police said in a statement.
Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering around 1:44 p.m. on Tuesday at a residence on School Street. Upon investigation, detectives suspected that the victim's grandson, identified as Michael O'Neill, 22, of Milford, may have had involvement in the incident.
Among the items stolen from the residence were two rings valued at $1,300 and about $1,500 in cash, as well as a large jar of change.
Detectives subsequently located O'Neill in the parking lot of Wendy's on Cedar Street in Milford along with two other men. O'Neill was found to have the two rings stolen from the residence, as well as $480 in cash. Upon the arrest, officers also found two glassine baggies containing what was believed to be heroin, and upon questioning, O'Neill allegedly admitted to the police that he was responsible for the break-in, according to Milford Police.
O'Neill was charged with breaking and entering, malicious destruction of property, receiving stolen property and possession of a Class A substance. He was held on $2,500 cash bail, according to Milford Police.