“Six Arrested in Meriden Crime Spree, Including Kyle Mitchell-Howe and Robert Barbera”

By | August 11, 2023



Six suspects, including two adults and four juveniles, were arrested in Meriden, Connecticut after a 48-hour crime spree. The suspects were involved in multiple armed robberies and were also accused of driving head-on at police officers and civilians. Stolen vehicles were found with suspects inside, and one vehicle was set on fire as police approached. The adults, Kyle Mitchell-Howe and Robert Barbera, face multiple charges and have high bond amounts set. The investigation is ongoing, and people are advised to avoid the area. KION546 reported

Six individuals have been apprehended in Meriden, Connecticut after a series of 48 crimes, according to the city authorities. Among the suspects were two adults identified as Kyle Mitchell-Howe, 20 years old, and Robert Barbera, 18 years old, both from Meriden. The remaining four suspects were minors. The investigation resulted in the closure of a section of South Broad Terrace near Green Road and Gypsy Lane. It was revealed that a Meriden police cruiser, occupied by two detectives, was involved in a collision with a stolen vehicle on South Broad Street. The stolen car was suspected to have been used in three armed robberies across the state. The Meriden Police Department stated that the suspects were also believed to have intentionally driven towards police officers and civilians, narrowly avoiding a collision, a few hours earlier on the same day. Subsequently, three stolen vehicles with suspects inside were discovered at Hubbard Park in Meriden. As police approached, the suspects set one vehicle ablaze and fled in the other two. The police described these individuals as responsible for a crime spree throughout the state over the past 48 hours. Residents were advised to avoid the affected areas while the investigation continued. Mitchell-Howe was charged with motor vehicle theft, conspiracy to commit motor vehicle theft, and obstructing the police. His bail was set at $500,000. Barbera was charged with motor vehicle theft, conspiracy to commit motor vehicle theft, obstruction, three counts of endangering minors, hit-and-run, driving without a license, reckless endangerment in the first degree, reckless driving, and engaging in a pursuit. His bail was set at $1 million. Please note that this content is subject to a strict embargo for the local market..