A Bridgeport man was charged early Friday after police said he stole a laptop computer from a work trailer at the Fairfield Metro railroad station.
Police said a security guard reported seeing a man in a white hooded sweatshirt riding a bicycle around the parking lot and looking into unoccupied vehicles. Arriving at the scene, officers said they saw Dawonn Lawson, 22, of Bridgeport on a wooden storage box on the east side of the trailer removing a laptop computer from a window he had shattered with a folding chair to get into the trailer.
Lawson tried to flee on the bike but was captured by a second officer and taken into custody, police said. The officer found a knife in Lawson's left front pocket, which he used to unsuccessfully pry open another window, and seven small bags with a total of 4.8 grams of marijuana in his right front pocket, according to the report. A representative of the company owning the trailer came to the scene to secure the trailer, police said.
The window is valued at $500 and the computer is valued at $900.
Lawson was charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree larceny, second-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of marijuana.
He appeared Friday on the charges in Bridgeport Superior Court.