NORTH HAVEN — A local man faces charges after police said evidence led to him being identified as the suspect in the theft of rare coins from the Motowese Baptist Church last year.
Matthew Vozza, 30, of North Haven, was arrested on May 6 and charged with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny.
During the spring of 2018 North Haven detectives responded to Motowese Baptist Church, 201 Quinnipiac Ave., for a report of a burglary. Police investigating learned rare foreign and domestic coins were stolen from an office in the church, police said.
Police identified Vozza as a suspect after a long investigation. Vozza was identified as a suspect based on evidence at the scene that was sent to the state forensics laboratory, police said.
Vozza was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court earlier this month and released on a promise to appear. He is due back in court on June 4.