Two would-be bank robbers were busted trying to steal $100,000 from People's United Bank, 1237 Stratfield Road, on Tuesday evening.
Their undoing? Phoning ahead with their plans.
Police said that Albert Bailey, 27, and a 16-year-old male, both of Bridgeport, called the bank about 10 minutes before they arrived for a heist. During their call, they demanded that $100,000 in large bills be placed in a bag with no dye packs, or else, they threatened, there would be a "blood bath," police said.
According to reports, the bank alerted police immediately after the phone call. But the alleged robbers arrived first. The car parked in a nearby parking lot and the teen entered the bank, police said. He collected about $900, but was intercepted by Officer Michael Guilfoyle on his return to the car.
Both men were arrested at gunpoint.
"I would classify these individuals as `not-too-bright,'" said police spokesman Sgt. James Perez. "They should have spent time in school instead of trying to rob a bank."
Bailey was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery and first-degree threatening, and held on $250,000. He was to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Thursday. The teen was charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree threatening.
Jon Paul Sparks, 21, of Ohio, was arrested Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and charged with sixth-degree larceny after he allegedly raised himself up a utility pole with a United Rental lift and wired free cable to the home where he was staying.
Police said that a Thorpe Street neighbor saw Sparks ascend the pole from his home and called police. Sparks had been staying at a small, white United Rental house at the end of Thorpe Street. A 43-year-old United Rental foreman was also there, police said. Cablevision told police that the stolen services totaled $495.
Sparks was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on March 30.
A resident of Vermont Avenue told police on Sunday evening that a group of teenagers had drilled a hole through her 9-year-old son's shirt.
The boy, who admitted to trading a volley of rocks and sticks with the teenagers beforehand, was riding by on a bicycle when the drilling occurred, but he wasn't injured, police said.
"This is quite disturbing," said police spokesman Sgt. James Perez. "Any child who's allowed to carry a power drill is very disturbing."
Police are investigating.
A Woodside Circle resident reported on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. that $200 in gift cards and several pieces of jewelry went missing from her home within the past two months. Police said that a live-in babysitter is a person of interest, but that the matter is under investigation.
Dean Morvay Jr., 25, of 35 Andrassy Ave., was arrested Sunday at 1:25 a.m. and charged with two counts of disorderly conduct after he allegedly groped two women at the Seagrape Café, 1144 Reef Road.
Police said that two women complained to an officer separately as the bar was closing, one claiming that Morvay had grabbed her crotch, and the other her buttocks, earlier in the night. A witness claimed to have seen both incidents, police said, but neither victim wished to press charges.
Morvay was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on March 29.
Alex Delgado, 25, of 172 Golden Hill St., was arrested last Friday at 3:15 p.m. and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly punched his roommate in the back of the head.
Police said the two had been feuding for about two weeks and that the punch came after Delgado's roommate had called him a liar. The punch left no sign of injury, police said. Delgado was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Monday morning.
Shihab Sakib, 19, of Fairfield, was arrested Saturday around 5 p.m. and charged with breach of peace after a domestic dispute. Police said Sakib overturned a dinner table and behaved threateningly toward his father while the two argued over a speeding ticket. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Monday morning.
Christopher Winslow, 21, of 28 Lighthouse Point, was arrested Saturday at 1:08 a.m. and charged with disorderly conduct after what police called a "small party" grew overly loud. Police said yelling and swearing could be heard 80 feet from the home. Winslow was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on April 5.
A car of teenagers was pulled over for speeding down Old Field Road on Friday night, leading to three arrests for alcohol and drug charges.
Sarah Blundell, 18, of 200 Pemburn Drive, was charged with use of drug paraphernalia after police found in her possession a glass pipe, zigzag rolling papers and a plastic vile with marijuana stems and residue, police said. She was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on March 29.
A 17-year-old man was charged with possession of less than four grams of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia after he turned over a bag of marijuana to police. He was released on a promise to appear in juvenile court on April 1.
And Hannah Kollar, 18, of 1082 Jennings Road, received a verbal warning for speeding and a written warning for possession of alcohol in her car after police found a bottle of Bacardi Rum in the vehicle.