Cops: Man stole battery, tools from car in commuter lot
Published 12:54 pm, Monday, August 24, 2015
A 43-year-old man was arrested at state Superior Court in Bridgeport last Friday, charged with stealing a car battery and a bucket of tools from a vehicle parked in a local commuter parking lot.
Stephen M. Carroll of Colony Street in Bridgeport, was charged with third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and second-degree criminal mischief.
Police allege that on May 19 Carroll broke the window of a car parked in the Black Rock Turnpike commuter lot near the Merritt Parkway. When the car’s owner arrived, he saw a man taking a bucket of tools, worth $100, from the trunk of the car. He confronted the man, who fled in a Nissan north on the parkway, police said.
The victim, however, took down the fleeing car’s license plate number, which was traced to Carroll, according to the report.
In addition to the tools, the victim said his car’s battery, worth $120, was also missing. A passenger window of the car was smashed to gain entry, and the damage was put at $250, police said.
Carroll was held on $5,000 bond and arraigned later that day at Superior Court.