2 Norwalk juveniles identified in Westport break-ins
WESTPORT-Police are expected to arrest two Norwalk teenagers for participating in a string of break-ins, burglaries, larcenies and car thefts that have plaqued the town during the holiday season.
“We know where they are and they are being cooperative with the investigations,” Lt. Jillian Cabana said Monday. “Their arrests are forthcoming.”
Once they are charged the two 17-year-olds would join Xavier Medel, a 19-year-old Bridgeport resident in being linked to the crimes.
Medel appeared in Norwalk Superior Court Monday and is being detained on $250,000 bond following his arrest in connection with a Sandhopper Trail burglary and break-in Dec. 23.
Lt. Jillian Cabana said detectives, with the assistance of the community and patrol officrs have linked the trio to six residential burglaries, 14 motor vehicle break-ins, two stolen cars and numerous larcenies. She said their crime spree targeted homes and vehicles on Sandhopper Trail, Crystal Circle, Gault Avenue, Oak Ridge Park, Keyser Road, Evergreen Avenue, Gorham Avenue and Brooklawn Drive.
Investigators have since recovered an extensive amount of stolen property including four stolen cars (2 Audis, 1 Mercedes and 1 Chevrolet), computers, a bicycle and a purse, Cabana said.
Nevetheless she said detectives continue to investigate these incidents, recover additional stolen property and coordinate with neighboring police departments who consider the trio suspects in similar crimes.
Cabana said arrest warrants are expected to be issued charging Medel with additional crimes.
In all of these cases, the homes and vehicles were left unlocked.
“We continue to urge Westport residents to lock their homes, garages and vehicles every night as well as removing valuables from their vehicles and turning on exterior lights and security systems,” Cabana said. “These simple steps, often overlooked, can help prevent residents from becoming victims of burglary and theft.”