FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Bridgeport man has been accused of stealing a ladder from a construction site in Fairfield earlier this summer, according to police reports.
Crews working near the Ludlowe Center for Health and Rehabilitation on Jefferson Street reported the theft on July 6. A suspect had broken into the work zone of the center’s expansion overnight and taken the ladder, valued at $150, according to the police report.
Investigators found that the ladder was sold as scrap metal at a Bridgeport business after the theft. The business owner identified Roberto Ramirez, 48, of Bridgeport as the man who sold the ladder, police say.
Ramirez has been in police custody since August while awaiting trial in connection with a similar incident in Bridgeport, according to state judicial records. Fairfield Police filed a warrant for his arrest and it was served on Oct. 19 at Bridgeport Superior Court.
Ramirez was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and sixth-degree larceny, both misdemeanors. He is being held in lieu of a $1,000 bond, and is next due in court on Oct. 31.