16-year-old charged with burglarizing Melville Avenue home
A 16-year-old juvenile was taken into custody last Friday afternoon, charged in connection with a break-in at a Melville Avenue home.
A neighbor called police after seeing two teens on bikes enter the backyard. One of the two climbed through a window and let the other teen in through the back door, according to police. They ran from the home when they heard police sirens.
One of the teens, a Bridgeport resdient, was caught by police, who said he had a small amount of jewelry in his pocket. The other teen was not apprehended.
The teen — whose name was not released because of his age — was charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree larceny and interfering with an officer. He was released into his father’s custody and is scheduled to appear Oct. 19 in juvenile court.