Four cars stolen in Fairfield over weekend
FAIRFIELD — Four cars were stolen from Fairfield homes last weekend, and of the four, three were unlocked with the keys inside. Two were later recovered near each other in Waterbury.
Coincidentally, police also made an arrest of a man driving a car that had been reported stolen from Waterbury.
The stolen cars included a 2017 black Mercedes from a Daybreak Road driveway, a 2015 Audi Q5 from Mill Hill Road, a blue 2005 BMW X from Hulls Farm Road, and a black 2014 Audi from Colonial Drive.
The Mercedes and Audi Q5, both reported stolen Sunday morning, were later recovered in the same area in Waterbury. The Mercedes was not locked, and the key fob was inside the car. The Audi owners believed their car was locked and said they had both sets of keys. A wallet was inside the Audi when it was taken, and a credit card used at a McDonald’s in Waterbury.
The BMW, also reported stolen Sunday, was unlocked with the key fob inside. The second Audi was reported stolen on Monday morning; it, too, was unlocked with the key fob inside.
Around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, police stopped a car on Ruane Street, when it was spotted with no front license plate and with dark, tinted windows.
Kalex Garcia, of Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, was driving the car he said a friend lent him. The car’s vehicle identification number was checked, and police discovered it had been stolen out of Waterbury last December. Garcia, 40, was taken into custody, charged with third-degree larceny and issued infractions for operating without a license, misuse of plates, and no front plate.
He was held on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on April 18.