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Cops: Weston Man Stole from Norwalk Fire Department

Jason Penna, 40, of Weston, was charged with third-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny by Norwalk Police (police arrest photo)
Jason Penna, 40, of Weston, was charged with third-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny by Norwalk Police (police arrest photo)
Jason Penna, 40, a Norwalk firefighter and Weston resident, stole a ladder and other equipment from a Norwalk Fire Department rescue truck, say Norwalk police, who arrested him Thursday.

Here's the news release (containing accusations not proven in court) from Norwalk Police:

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, members of the Norwalk Police Department Detective Bureau served a felony arrest warrant for Norwalk Firefighter Jason Penna, age 40, of Weston for theft of equipment from the Norwalk Fire Department.

The warrant was based upon the results of an investigation conducted by the Detective Bureau after the Norwalk Fire Department reported to detectives in early February that several pieces of equipment were missing after their internal efforts to locate the equipment had failed.

The missing equipment included a Little Giant Ladder, a grip hoist, a strap for the grip hoist and a trailer hitch extension. The fire department reported that the missing equipment was assigned to a front line rescue truck, Rescue 1.

Mr. Penna, a 16-year veteran with the Norwalk Fire Department, turned himself in at the Norwalk Police Department and was charged with one count of Larceny 3rd Degree and one count of Larceny 6th degree.

During the booking process Penna was fingerprinted and photographed. Penna was issued on a written court set Promise to Appear. He is scheduled for arraignment at 10 a.m. on March 14 at the Norwalk Superior Court, located at 17 Belden Ave.

Kevin March 08, 2014 at 01:17 PM
What an idiot to toss away 16 years like that.He'll never get another gravytrain job like that again.He even looks like a dummy.
Alexis March 10, 2014 at 09:42 AM
Sometimes we don't know the whole story. It doesn't make sense for someone to throw away 16 years over a ladder does it? Think about that.
MAC March 11, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Alexis, sometimes people do stupid things, that don't "make sense." A month long investigation was done, before the charges were brought against this thief! I'm guessing that you are of the Leftist persuasion, the type who often excuses scofflaws, rather than expecting people to be held accountable for their actions.

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