[Editor's Note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]
A Bridgeport man was arrested and charge with sixth-degree larceny after attempting to steal three Rice Krispies bars from the on Tuesday, police said.
The bars cost a total of $4.77, according to the report. When he was caught, Gary King Sr., 49, reportedly said: “I am so stupid. Look, I have the money to pay for it,” Lussier said.
According to the report, this is not the first time Cumberland Farms employees have noticed King shoplifting, but this was the first time they reported him to police.
King was released on a promise to appear in court on Dec. 1.
A Westport woman was arrested following a reported shoplifting incident at on Villa Avenue Tuesday, police said.
Mary Harmonay, 47, allegedly walked out of the store with a cart full of $427 worth of items without paying for any of them, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.
Stop & Shop’s loss prevention followed Harmonay out of the store; she fled the parking lot and left the cart behind, police said. The responding police officer found her down the street at a Meineke, Lussier said.
According to the report, Harmonay originally gave police a false name -- it turned out to be her sister’s -- but loss prevention identified her as the woman who tried to leave with the stolen items.
Stop & Shop employees had become suspicious after they reportedly saw Harmonay filling her cart with Red Bull and gum, police said.
She was also served a warrant for her arrest in connection to her failure appear in court in Stratford, police said.
Harmonay posted a $500 bond and was issued a Dec. 6 court date.
A Stratford man was arrested and charged with sixth-degree larceny after allegedly shoplifting $60 worth of shirts and socks from Bob’s on the Post Road on Tuesday, police said.
Bob’s security reported seeing Devin Fennell, 18, attempt to conceal the merchandise and leave without paying, police said.
He was released on a written promise to appear in court on Dec. 5.
A Millard Street resident reported his minivan had been broken into sometime between Monday night and Tuesday evening, police said.
A 15-in. Coby flat screen LCD TV ($105) and an Optimum cable box ($50) were taken, Lussier said. There were no signs of forced entry, and the resident said the vehicle is always locked, police said.
But the resident believed it might have been unlocked for about five minutes when he ran into a store sometime during the aforementioned timeframe, police said.
Two vehicles parked on Linley Drive were broken into sometime overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, police said.
Nothing was taken from the first vehicle, but the ashtray inside the car was broken, causing $50 in damage, police said.
A pair of Maui Jim sunglasses ($250) was taken from the second vehicle, and the interior door handle was broken ($50), Lussier said. It was not known whether or not the cars were locked.