Man Charged with Helping in Burglary from Fairfield Garage

A Shelton man was charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary on Thursday.

[Editor's note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]

A Shelton man was arrested Thursday in connection to a September burglary from a Morehouse Drive home, police said.

Thomas Byron, 48, was charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary following an investigation of the reported burglary. On Sept. 20, a Morehouse Drive resident saw a male with a long ponytail running away from his home carrying something, according to the police report. The male fled in a vehicle -- the complainant recorded the registration number, which was traced to Byron.

While canvassing the scene, police found a motor scooter that had been reported stolen from another resident in the woods near the complainant's home. A backpack leaf blower was also reported missing, according to the report.

Fairfield investigators worked with Shelton police to track down Byron, who matched the description of the suspect driving the vehicle. Byron also allegedly pawned some of the items that had been reported stolen, according to police reports.

After police received the sales histories from pawnshops linking Byron to burglaries reported in Fairfield, they applied for a warrant for his arrest. On Thursday, Byron was stopped while driving in Stratford, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said. Police recovered 29 items that had been stolen from Byron's car. While in custody, he reportedly admitted it was he who was driving the car the day of the Morehouse Drive burglary and that he was also connected to thefts in Monroe and Stratford.

Byron reportedly told police that he and the other suspect, who has not been apprehended yet, targeted the Morehouse Drive home because the garage door was open, according to the report.

Byron was held in lieu of a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 26.


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