Hamden Police - News Release
CONTACT: Sean J. Dolan – Public Information Officer
PIO #: 21-131
On 11/16/21 at approximately 11:30PM, Hamden Police Officers responded to a Kimberly Road residence on the report of an attempted residential burglary. A female college student was in her house when someone attempted to forcibly break into the residence through a window. The suspect fled on foot after the student shined a flashlight toward the window. The suspect never gained access into the residence.
A short time later, Hamden Police Officers responded to a nearby residence on West Woods Road for a similar complaint. A female college student reported that a suspect entered an unsecure rear door while she was asleep. She was awoken by the individual standing at the foot of her bed. The suspect fled when she started to yell. No one was injured in either incident.
Hamden Police located the suspect’s vehicle in the neighborhood and attempted to stop the suspect. The suspect fled from police and was apprehended with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police on Interstate 84 near Exit 16. Evidence was located in the vehicle.
The suspect was identified as, Adiel Viana-Ribeiro, age 24, of Bridgeport, CT. He was charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, Engaging Police in Pursuit and Reckless Driving. He was given a 12/29/21 court date in Meriden Superior Court and held on $50,000.00 bond.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Viana-Ribeiro delivers food and drives passengers for app-based service companies. He specifically targeted houses, where he previously made deliveries to females.