Latent print results in arrest more than 3 years later
Published 2:31 pm, Wednesday, February 17, 2016
A 27-year-old New Haven man and convicted felon incarcerated in Cheshire is the second to be charged in recent months by Connecticut State Police with stealing a BMW X-3 three years ago from a Darien driveway after he was linked to the theft by a latent fingerprint found in the car.
Hammie was arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford Wednesday morning on charges of first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, according to an affidavit. He was ordered held on $50,000 bond by State Superior Court Judge Auden Grogins.
The car was stolen on the evening of Nov. 19, 2012 from the driveway of a Darien home and tracked successfully the next day using GPS to Cave Street in the New Hallville section of New Haven, according to the affidavit.
According to a sworn statement of a second man charged in the thefts, it was Hammie who found the keys to the BMW X-3 while they walked around a Darien neighborhood on foot looking for cars to burglarize, according to an account of a second man arrested for the theft.
Hammie allegedly drove the stolen BMW while another accomplice drove a Honda Accord back to New Haven before parking on Cave Street, according to the affidavit.
Hammie is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Tuesday, March 15, according to a court filing.