Trio nabbed after Redding Road break-in attempt
Updated 10:12 am, Thursday, February 2, 2012
Three men have been charged in connection with an attempted break-in at an occupied Redding Road home Wednesday morning.
The incident took place shortly after 10:15 a.m. Wednesday when a woman heard glass break in a rear window of her home and quickly called "911" to report seeing a thin white male fleeing across her front lawn to a silver sedan waiting about 100 yards away on Redding Road.
Police set up a perimeter in nearby streets to search for the suspect and soon found a car matching the description heading south on Bronson Road. The car was stopped and the three men inside were taken into custody.
One of the men -- Joseph Johnson, 25, of Oldfield Road, according to police -- was identified by the woman as the suspect who had tried to force entry into her home.
Police said the car had been stolen in Stratford, and that evidence was recovered from the vehicle to help with a continuing investigation.
Johnson was charged with second-degree criminal attempt to commit burglary, possession of burglary tools, third-degree larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.
His bond was set at $20,000 and he is scheduled to appear Feb. 9 in Bridgeport Superior Court.
Sgt. Suzanne Lussier said the three men may be linked to at least five other recent burglaries in town, including one reported Tuesday by a Taintor Drive resident.
In that incident, a first-floor window was smashed with a rock and several pieces of jewelry were taken.