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Friday, January 20, 2017
Cops Pinch Squatter Who Allegedly Broke Into Property Owner's Unoccupied House & Made Himself At Home
In Bristol, Connecticut, The Bristol Press reports:
A city man was arrested  after a resident found him squatting in his home, according to police.
Allan Degourville, 43, of no certain address in Bristol, has been charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and sixth-degree larceny.
Police said he was found in a vacant Summerberry Circle home at about 12:11 p.m. The owner of the property went to check on the home and found that the back glass door was smashed.
The homeowner went inside to make sure whoever broke in was not still inside. He then saw Degourville walking from the master bedroom, according to the police report. Degourville told the man he had permission to be there.
Police responded shortly thereafter and detained Degourville. Officers said it appeared that he broke in because he needed a place to stay. A fire was lit, food was strewn about all over the kitchen and it looked as though Degourville had a load of laundry he was going to wash, police said.
The owner of the home told police it would likely cost $1,500 to repair the damage to the house.
Degourville was arraigned  in Bristol Superior Court, where bail was set at $20,000. He is due back in court on Jan. 30 to enter a plea.
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