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Troopers Arrest Two Men for Separate Burglary and Home Invasion that Occurred Minutes Apart in Tolland

Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
Connecticut State Police Patch
Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
August 28, 2017
Troopers Arrest Two Men for Separate Burglary and Home Invasion that Occurred Minutes Apart in Tolland

On August 27, 2017 at approximately 8:20 a.m., troopers from Troop C-Tolland responded to Old Stafford Rd. in Tolland for a reported disturbance.

Upon arrival, victim #1 stated that two men, Zachary Jurewicz and Eric Rawson, forced entry into his Old Stafford Rd. residence while victim #1 and his juvenile daughter were home. Prior to fleeing the residence, Jurewicz and Rawson stole several items, including a baseball bat which they used to damage victim #1’s property. Jurewicz and Rawson fled the property prior to troopers arriving on scene.

While troopers were speaking with victim #1 on Old Stafford Rd., they were made aware of a similar incident a few streets away.

Troopers also responded to Fernwood Rd. in Tolland for a similar reported disturbance. Upon arrival at the Fernwood Rd. residence, troopers learned that after Jurewicz and Rawson left the Old Stafford Rd. residence and broke into an occupied residence on Fernwood Rd.  

Victim #2, of the Fernwood Rd. residence, reported that while she was upstairs in her bedroom she heard two male voices downstairs inside her house. Victim #2 stated that when she left her bedroom she saw Jurewicz and Rawson in her house. Victim #2 reported that one of the men was armed with a baseball bat. After a brief verbal exchange the two men fled the residence with victim #2’s pocketbook and alcohol that they had taken from the downstairs kitchen area. A laptop was also taken from a room above the garage.

In addition, Jurewicz and Rawson stole the top portion of victim #2’s wedding cake which had been stored in the freezer.

Jurewicz and Rawson fled into the woods after leaving victim #2’s residence. Troopers and police officers began a search, and Jurewicz was quickly located by a Connecticut State Police K9. Rawson was located by an Ellington Police Officer who was assisting with the search.

Zachary Jurewicz (dob 04/22/93) of 75 Duncaster Lane in Vernon, CT. and Eric Rawson (dob 7/13/91) of 30 Henry St. in Manchester, CT. were taken into custody and transported to Troop C where they were charged separately for both incidents.

Charges related to Old Stafford Rd.: Burglary 2nd Degree, Risk of Injury to a Minor, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, and Breach of Peace 2nd Degree. Both Jurewicz and Rawson were held on $100,000.00 bond and scheduled to appear at Rockville Superior Court on August 28, 2017.

Charges related to Fernwood Rd.: Home Invasion, Burglary 1st Degree, Larceny 5th Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, and Disorderly Conduct.  Jurewicz and Rawson were both held on an additional $100,000.00 and scheduled to appear at Rockville Superior Court on August 28, 2017.

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