Cops: Man caught breaking into cars
Updated 11:19 am, Friday, March 25, 2016
FAIRFIELD — An early-morning call about a suspicious person Thursday led to the arrest of a man police said was breaking into cars on Suburban and Euclid avenues.
Christopher L. Jones, 22, of Scofield Avenue, Bridgeport, was charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.
A Suburban Avenue resident called police around 3 a.m. Thursday after being awakened by a car alarm and saw two individuals walking around parked cars and down neighborhood driveways. Officers responding to the call stopped two men, one on Euclid and the other on Park Avenue.
The resident was able to identify the man stopped on Euclid, who turned out to be Jones, as one of the two men seen near the cars, according to the report. Jones had a variety of items in his possession that police believe were taken from cars in the neighborhood, including several phone chargers, a vehicle’s center console, ear buds, a tire inflator and vaporizer.
The second man could not be positively identified by the witness, and was released. It was not immediately known if Jones is connected to a rash of car break-ins in the Old Stratfield Road area during the week, police said.
Jones was held on a $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear March 31 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.