FAIRFIELD, Conn. – At least 19 break-ins involving homes, cars and businesses in eastern sections of Fairfield have been reported over the past few nights, police say.
Most of the incidents took place in the Stratfield, Brooklawn and Tunxis Hill areas of Fairfield going back to the Labor Day weekend. About 15 of them involved cars that were either broken into or stolen, according to police reports. Thefts from cars parked outside were reported on Stratfield Road, Tunxis Hill Road, Brooklawn Avenue, Merritt Street, Homeland Street, Brookridge Street, Windermere Street, Farmington Avenue, Moody Avenue and Lewis Drive.
In one case early Wednesday morning, a 2004 Toyota Camry was reported stolen from a Stratfield Road home. An open Jeep Wrangler parked in the same driveway was found ransacked Wednesday morning.
Homes and at least one business were also broken into. On Sunday morning a shed on Castle Avenue had its lock damaged, but nothing was taken. And nearby Brio Academy on Kings Highway East had its window broken early Tuesday morning, but nothing was taken.
A Knapps Highway home was also burglarized Tuesday afternoon. A screen on an open window was found broken at about 5:20 p.m., according to police reports. Approximately $665 worth of jewelry, three iPods and a Playstation video game console were missing.
A burglary was also reported on Grace Street early Wednesday morning. The residents found a step ladder outside their first-floor window when they woke up. A purse, electronics and a pack of cigarettes were reported stolen.
Police made one arrest. A Bridgeport man was charged with burglary and larceny for car break-ins on Lewis Street early Sunday morning. But many of the burglaries in the area took place after that arrest. Fairfield Police advise residents to look out for suspicious activity and to call 203-254-4800 with any information.