The following is based on a press release courtesy of Stratford police Lt. Frank Eannotti.
On Oct. 9, officers responded to the area of 70 Temple St. to investigate a report of a burglary in progress.
Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect had fled the area in a green Honda.
Officers also received a report of an attempted burglary at 22 Temple St.
Patrol officers located the suspected vehicle and upon signaling the vehicle to stop the operator, Peter Marino of Stratford engaged officers in pursuit.
He fled west on Connecticut Avenue into Bridgeport where he crashed into a pickup truck and was quickly apprehended.
Marino, 40, was identified as the person who broke into the home at 70 Temple and he admitted to the attempted burglary at 22 Temple.
Marino was charged with the following crimes:
For 77 Temple St., Marino was charged with home invasion, second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and engaging officer in pursuit. He was held on a $200,000 bond.
For 22 Temple St., Marino was charged with criminal attempt at third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief. He was held on a $50,000 bond.
Marino also had a re-arrest warrant issued for violation of probation. He was remanded to custody and held on $15,000 bond for the warrant.
The Stratford man is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Oct. 18 for the charges.