Man arrested for trying to break into Branford home


BRANFORD, CT (WFSB) – A man is facing charges after trying to break into a home in Branford.

Police said it happened around 6:20 Tuesday night on Pawson Road.

The homeowner called 911 to report a man trying to break into her home.

When officers arrived, they arrested Jay Gilbert Gauvin, 39, of Branford.

Police said Gauvin caused extensive damage to the home.

“Gauvin was unknown to the homeowner who had a young child at the residence,” Branford police said.

No one was injured.

Police said Gauvin was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Gauvin was charged with home invasion, risk of injury to a minor, first-degree reckless endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

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