A 24-year-old Bridgeport man has been charged with the theft of radiators from two vacant homes earlier this summer.
Jamar Jarrett, of Platt Street, was arrested by Fairfield police Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court on warrants charging him with two counts each of third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny and first-degree criminal mischief.
Jarrett admitted to stealing eight radiators from a Stratfield Road home on June 20 and nine radiators from a Euclid Avenue residence the next day, according to the police report. The radiators were sold to PC Metals the same day they were stolen, police said.
Jarrett told police that he and an accomplice, Raleigh Sampson Miller Jr., chose homes that were for sale and appeared to be uninhabited, where the grass was overgrown and there were no window coverings.
The pair were originally picked up by police June 26, when Officer Daniel Victoria spotted their orange pickup truck in the driveway of a vacant Park Avenue home. The men matched the description of recent burglars locally and in Stratford.
Jarrett's bonds totaled $15,000 and he was arraigned Tuesday. Miller has not yet been charged in connection with the Stratfield Road and Euclid Avenue burglaries.