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Arrest Report: 8/30/17

On June 2, 2017, a daytime residential burglary occurred on Moodus Road, Haddam Neck at approximately 1:30 PM. The homeowner arrived home to find the residence had been burglarized and that cash, credit cards and coins were stolen. Trooper Enrico Milardo began an investigation and during the evidentiary processing of the residence, a shoe print was located outside the first floor window where forced entry was gained. The investigation then led to the southbound Madison service area rest stop, Madison,CT, where one of the stolen credit cards had been used by the suspect.



During weeks of investigation, Steven Aberg, 28, of 134 East Center Street, Manchester and his 2000 red color Toyota Celica GT were subsequently identified to be targets of numerous other Connecticut police department investigations regarding residential burglaries. Aberg was also identified on surveillance video driving his Toyota Celica to the Madison rest stop wearing black Nike footwear on June 2nd, 2017. Through further investigation regarding the type of Nike shoe Aberg was wearing, the investigation revealed that the Nike shoe was similar to that of the Nike Cortez shoe, which matched the shoe print impression left outside the residence on Moodus Road, Haddam Neck. Trooper Milardo then sought for an arrest warrant which was granted by Middlesex Superior Court.


On July 11, 2017, at approximately 3:00 PM, Troopers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a red Toyota Celica driven by Steven Aberg, who had an active arrest warrant and was possibly armed. Troopers attempted to stop the Toyota on the I-84 eastbound Exit 25 off ramp in Waterbury when Aberg accelerated in an attempt to flee. Aberg intentionally struck the SUV that was stopped in front of him. Aberg pushed the SUV out of the way with his vehicle and began to engage in pursuit on Reidville Drive despite his vehicle being heavy damaged. Aberg lost control of his pickup on Reidville Drive and struck the back of a Freightliner truck. Aberg then attempted to flee on foot by jumping over the concrete barrier and running towards I-84. Troopers were able to subdue Aberg and take him into custody.


A search of Aberg’s vehicle revealed a pair of black Nike Cortez shoes inside the vehicle.


The driver of the SUV that Aberg struck was transported with her son to St. Mary’s hospital for evaluation. There were no other injuries reported at the scene.


Aberg was then transported to the Troop A, Southbury, for processing and charged with numerous criminal and motor vehicle charges. Aberg was subsequently held at New Haven Correctional facility until August 30, 2017, where he was transported to Middlesex Superior Court. Aberg was processed and charged with Burglary 3rd degree and Larceny 6th degree, for his involvement in the residential burglary on Moodus Road Haddam Neck. He was held on a $25,000.00 cash/surety bond.


Steven Aberg also faces numerous burglary and other charges with other police departments, to include New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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