Arrest of David Taylor - Larceny 1st Degree/Forgery 1st Degree
by Captain Ronald Smith ◊ Jun 05, 2012
On May 4, 2011 an individual arrived at Hamden Police Headquarters to file a complaint against David Taylor, the owner of Bernardo Motors, 2575 State Street in Hamden.
Investigation revealed that the complainant brought his motor vehicle, a 2005 BMW, to Bernardo Motors for the purpose of selling it. Taylor allegedly agreed to sell the vehicle, in exchange for a small monetary fee.
Investigation further revealed that 2 days later, Taylor sold the vehicle for approximately $40,000. Taylor allegedly deposited the proceeds of the sale into his bank account. Furthermore, he allegedly refrained from paying the seller his share from the sale, as well as failed to pay-off the sellers loan. In addition, Taylor provided the individual who purchased the vehicle with a falsified Connecticut registration. Taylor could not properly register the vehicle because he didn’t pay the existing car loan, thus, didn’t have access to the title.
Detective Brian Stewart of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division subsequently submitted a warrant application to the court for Taylor’s arrest. The arrest warrant application was approved.
On June 4, 2012 Officers responded to Bernardo Motors and arrested Taylor. He was transported to Hamden Police Headquarters.
Hamden Police arrested:
David Taylor, 52, of 34 Lantern View Drive, Branford. He was charged with Larceny in the 1st Degree, Forgery in the 1st Degree and Misapplication of Property. Taylor, who was released on a Written Promise to Appear, is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on June 18th.