Police: Man accused of breaking into Fairfield home with woman inside

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Fairfield police car.

Fairfield police car.

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FAIRFIELD — A Bridgeport man was arrested last weekend after police said he attempted to break into a woman’s home in June.

Fairfield Police responded to a call for a burglary in progress on Fairchild Avenue just before 6 p.m. on June 14, police said Tuesday.

A woman told officers she was in her basement watching TV when she heard a smash. She walked to the bottom of the basement stairs and saw someone break open an interior door between rooms located at the top of the stairs, police said. She saw a man’s leg, but the person fled when she called out to him, police said.

Police said detectives completed “an extensive investigation,” including examining video footage and other burglary reports in the area.

The investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued for Jason Baker, 35, police said.

Baker was arrested by Bridgeport Police last weekend and turned over to Fairfield Police.

He was charged with second-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary. He was held on $100,000 bond.

He is set to appear in court on Oct. 19, according to court documents.