Police provide information on Winchester home invasion

WINCHESTER, Conn. (WFSB) – On June 29, the Winchester Police Department investigated an armed home invasion.

During this investigation, police identified Edwin Martinez as a second suspect.

Investigators learned that Martinez was also wanted on an active fugitive from Southbury on a 1st degree warrant.

Winchester Police Patrol and the Criminal Investigation Divisions, along with members of the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force Northwest Office, obtained information suggesting Martinez was hiding in Stafford Springs.

Police were able to locate Martinez in Stafford Springs and he was subsequently taken into custody during a motor vehicle stop.

At the time of his arrest, police said Martinez was found in possession of 350 fentanyl pills and 105 units of methamphetamine.

The escape order was executed, and Martinez was charged with narcotics-related charges.

The Winchester Police Department continues its investigation into the home invasion and is preparing an application for a warrant for Martinez’s arrest.

Anyone with further information on this case is asked to contact either Sgt. Kevin Kinahan or Officer James Crean of the Winchester Police Department at (860) 379-2723.

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