Police: Gun Stolen in Avon Burglary Connected to Lenox Road Gunshot Last July

A boy who fired a single shot into his bicycle helmet in an Avon neighborhood last summer was one of three charged in burglaries on East Woodhaven Drive and Sylvan Street, police said.

The handgun a male juvenile used to in Avon late July last year was stolen from a home he burglarized that summer, said Wednesday.

The boy, whose name has not been released because he is under 18, was one of three juveniles arrested in August 2011 in connection to burglaries on East Woodhaven Drive and Sylvan Street.

Police deemed the single shot the juvenile fired near the Lenox Road and Lexington Drive intersection on July 29, 2011, to be "self-inflicted," a possible suicide attempt. The boy, who was an student at the time, had been riding a bike through the neighborhood immediately before.

Prior to that incident, the boy was one of in Avon, police said. The three teenagers were charged with third-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary for each incident, according to the police reports. They are also facing second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny charges tied to the East Woodhaven Drive burglary and third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny in connection to the one on Sylvan Street.

The case is pending in juvenile court, police said.

East Woodhaven Drive and Sylvan Street are slightly less than 3 miles apart, according to mapquest.com. As a point of reference, East Woodhaven is about a mile from Lenox Road and Sylvan is a little more than 3 miles from the Lenox neighborhood, MapQuest calculates.

Police have not released the addresses where the burglaries took place or the identities of the homeowners for privacy reasons. The name of the homeowner who owned the stolen gun fired in the separate Lenox Road incident was not released either.

Patch will provide further information on the burglaries if it becomes available.


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