Second Man Charged In Fairfield Burglaries

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Eammon Donnelly, 30, of Newtown was charged with burglary, larceny and conspiracy by Fairfield Police on Wednesday.
Eammon Donnelly, 30, of Newtown was charged with burglary, larceny and conspiracy by Fairfield Police on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Darien Police

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A second suspect has been charged in a burglary and a break-in attempt that occurred in the Greenfield Hill section of Fairfield in October.

Fairfield Police responded to alarms at homes on Redding Road and Stella Lane on Oct. 15. In the Redding Road case, officers found a broken window, but it did not appear that anyone had been inside the house and nothing was reported missing.

On Stella Lane, investigators found a broken window and an opened side door on the home. The homeowners told police that assorted jewelry had been stolen from the house.

Police believe that two suspects were involved in the two cases and another similar incident in Westport on the same day.

A truck seen at the crime scenes was traced to Christopher Buckley, 20, of Shelton, who was arrested on Dec. 3 and charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, attempted burglary, and three counts of conspiracy.

Police filed for an arrest warrant for a second suspect, Eammon Donnelly, 30, of Newtown, and he turned himself in at Fairfield Police headquarters Wednesday. Donnelly is also awaiting trial on burglary charges in Monroe, Newtown, Westport and Darien, according to state court records.

Donnelly was charged with third-degree burglary, attempted burglary and two counts of conspiracy, all misdemeanors, and third-degree larceny, a felony. He was released after posting a combined $5,000 bond, and is due in court Dec. 21.

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