Necklace reported stolen at nursing home

A husband on Tuesday told police that a necklace had been stolen from his wife, who resides at the Jewish Home for the Elderly, 175 Jefferson St.

A manager at the facility told the husband the necklace -- which the husband said his wife was wearing -- was last seen Aug. 13. Numerous people are in and out of the woman's room on a daily basis, according to police, and the Jewish Home for the Elderly's security personnel has been interviewing people since the theft.

The gold rope chain, which has a star-shaped pendant with diamonds, is valued at $1,300, according to police.

Driver says spider caused crash

A 17-year-old female crashed head-on Tuesday into a car on Mill Plain Road after taking a hand off the vehicle's wheel to try to brush away a spider on her windshield.

The 2005 Jeep Liberty swerved, crossed over the double yellow center line and struck a 2002 Volkswagen carrying four occupants, ranging in age from 16 to 19.

Everyone was taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Man charged with shoplifting

Bridgeport resident Karlo Ramos, 29, turned himself in at police headquarters on a warrant for sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

The charges stem from a shoplifting incident at Kohl's department store, 290 Tunxis Hill Road, last April in which he and another person are suspects.

The other suspect -- along with merchandise -- was found soon after police were called to the scene. Ramos was found later, curled up in a chair on the porch of a Melville Avenue home.

However, the bag of merchandise that he allegedly shoplifted could not be found.

Ramos failed to appear at an April court hearing on the charge, so a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Bond was set at $500, and he is scheduled to appear Sept. 7 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Woman reports credit-card misuse

A woman at the Fairfield Board of Education offices, 501 Kings Highway East, called police around noon Tuesday to report credit-card information had been stolen from her.

The woman told police that she realized something was wrong when she tried to use one of her cards to pay a cleaning bill.

The card, she found out, had been deactivated by People's United Bank because someone had allegedly used it fraudulently to make several online purchases. The purchases were to be sent to an address in Long Island City, N.Y., according to police.