[Editor's Note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]
Fairfield police have arrested two men they believe are responsible for numerous thefts and burglaries around town.
On Wednesday, Robert Currytto. 37, of Bridgeport, was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny in connection to thefts from cars in the Stratfield neighborhood of town. A long investigation lead police to believe Currytto sold items he allegedly stole to a Shelton resident -- including 30 backpack blowers, 20 weed wackers, chainsaws and other equipment.
Currytto was linked to eight reports of items stolen from cars in Fairfield in August and September, police said. He was held lieu of a $25,000 bond and is due in court on Oct. 11.
On Thursday, police arrested Sherman Adams, 53, of Bridgeport, after a Toilsome Hill Road resident reportedly saw Adams in his backyard, police said. The man was letting his dog out into the yard when the dog noticed Adams and began barking. According to the report, Adams fled and dropped evidence that linked him to two burglaries reported on Homeland Street. Police believe Adams stole two purses on Thursday.
Police found Adams and charged him with second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespassing, fifth-degree larceny, and sixth-degree larceny. He was held in lieu of a $1,000 and remanded to custody. Adams is next due in court on Nov. 8.
Adams is "no stranger to the Fairfield Police Department," Police Chief Gary MacNamara said. Police believe Adams may be responsible for other thefts in the Homeland Street area, and MacNamara attributed this initial arrest to a "saturated approach" to the neighborhood.
"We will remain vigilant in our approach and we look to our community members to remain as vigilant," MacNamara said.
Both Currytto and Adams had been wearing electronic-monitoring bracelets that apparently had not been working, according to the arrest reports.
"We're looking toward any assistance we can provide to make any of these [probation] programs more efficient," MacNamara said.