Teen Charged with Attempting to Steal Bike

Also in the blotter: a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl were charged with shoplifting from Kohl's.

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

A Bridgeport teen was charged Saturday after he allegedly entered a Warsaw Street garage and attempted to steal a bicycle, police said.

The 15-year-old male was charged with second-degree burglary and criminal attempt to commit fifth-degree larceny, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.

The homeowner reportedly found the juvenile in his garage attempting to take a bike.  When the teen saw the complainant, he ran, Lussier said.

An officer on patrol saw the teen -- a black male in a read sweatshirt -- running down the street, followed by another black male on a bicycle, according to the report. He took the teen in the red sweatshirt into custody and the complainant identified him as the same youth who had entered his garage, Lussier said.

The teen was released on a promise to appear in court on Oct. 19.

The day before this arrest was made, another Warsaw Street resident reported a white 24-speed mountain bicycle ($400) was stolen from his garage. The resident said the garage door was probably open. Police did not know at the time of this whether the burglary is connected to the aforementioned attempt.


Two Bridgeport juveniles were charged with shoplifting from Kohl's Department Store on Sunday, police said.

Both girls -- one is 12, the other 13 -- were charged with sixth-degree larceny after attempting to steal a combined $311 worth of merchandise, according to the report.

The goods consisted of shoes, an iPhone case, Adidas pants, earrings, and sweats. The youths reportedly tried to conceal the items in a green and white purse, police said.

Both girls' guardians were informed of the attempted shoplifting. They were released on promises to appear in court on Oct. 24.


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