MILFORD - Connecticut officials are speaking up about camper safety during the holiday weekend, after a man attempted to burglarize one and was caught after an extensive search yesterday.

Columbus Day weekend, according to officials, is the last hurrah for the state's parks. Southwestern Connecticut Park Supervisor Jim Beschle suggests to those heading out to take precautions before leaving.

He says putting valuables, such as a GPS or a purse, in the trunk is a good first step toward protecting yourself from thieves.Police: Milford man led officers on manhunt after attempted robbery