Cops: Truck/trailer stolen, emptied and then returned
Updated 7:18 am, Friday, August 28, 2015
Angelo Roma, 39, is accused by police of stealing a truck and trailer from Jefferson Street, taking it to his Reservoir Avenue home in Bridgeport and unloading the trailer’s contents, before returning the truck to its parking spot here.
Roma, arrested Wednesday on a warrant for first-degree larceny, was released after posting a $35,000 bond.
The incident transpired in June, police said. The owner of the truck and trailer called police June 5 to report the trailer had been broken into, and $35,000 worth of equipment, including two John Deere riding mowers, were stolen.
An investigation revealed the truck’s steering column and ignition had been damaged, and it appeared the truck and trailer had jacknifed. Using the truck’s GPS, police traced its journey the previous night into Bridgeport, where it first stopped at a Russell Street address, and then 20 minutes later went to a house on Reservoir Avenue, according to the report. It was later brought back to Jefferson Street on 12:30 a.m. June 5, according to the report.
Police went to the Reservoir Avenue address where they said they found Roma riding one of the stolen mowers. The VIN on the mower was checked, and police determined it was one of the mowers stolen from the trailer. They also recovered the other stolen goods.
Roma is scheduled to appear Sept. 8 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.