FARMINGTON – Hours after police arrested a man wearing a ski mask and riding a bicycle down High Street early Thursday, he pleaded guilty to theft and possession of burglary tools in a Farmington court.

Farmington police officer Michael Adcock sawAnthony Coscia, 22, of West Farmington wearing a ski mask and riding a bicycle at about 2 a.m., and noticed a tool sticking out of his backpack, police secretary Bonnie Pomeroy said.

Adcock stopped Coscia and Adam Gross, 34, of Vienna, who was riding with him, she said. When Coscia was searched, police found bolt cutters in the backpack he was carrying, she said. They also discovered that the two bicycles the men were riding were stolen, Pomeroy said.

Lt. Jack Peck said the bolt cutters were used to steal the bikes.

Coscia was arraigned on the charges later Thursday and pleaded guilty to both charges, according to court documents.

He was fined $100 for each charge and entered into a $50 a month payment plan to pay it off. Coscia also has an address in Turner, according to court documents.

Gross was issued a summons on a charge of theft, she said.


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