Fairfield Police: Man arrested after spotted entering cars
FAIRFIELD — A homeless man is facing charges after he allegedly broke into two cars in a Commerce Drive parking lot Friday afternoon.
Thomas Dapp, 43, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, and one count each of fifth-degree larceny and criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny. He was also served with warrants for violation of probation from Shelton, Waterbury, and Derby.
A Commerce Drive businessman called police around 4 p.m. after he saw a man, later identified as Dapp, on the surveillance camera open the door of a vehicle, go in and take out an iPad mini. When he walked outside to confront Dapp, the 43-year-old man left quickly toward Fairfield Avenue, police said.
Police located Dapp near State Street Extension and Fairfield Avenue. He told police he found the iPad in a dumpster and said he was just looking into the cars because they appeared to be abandoned.
Dapp was held on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport March 22.