[Editor's Note: Arrest information is supplied by the . It does not indicate convictions. This story was updated on June 27 with additional information from the police department.]
Two Bridgeport men with suspected connections to Fairfield burglaries were arrested Tuesday in Fairfield, police said.
Jamar Jarrett, 24, and Raleigh Miller Jr., 25, were both charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, criminal attempt to commit third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, and operating a vehicle under a suspended license, according to the police report.
A Fairfield patrol officer spotted Jarrett and Miller in a pickup truck in the driveway of a vacant home on Park Avenue. The two matched description of recently burglary suspects in both Fairfield and Stratford, and witnesses in both towns reported seeing an orange-colored pickup truck parked in the driveways of other vacant homes that had been burglarized.
Both suspects were dressed in flourescent yellow safety vests and Jarrett was wearing a hard hat. The combination of the vests and orange truck gave the impression that the two could have been utilitiy employees, a description that had been included in reports of the burglaries that police believe Jarrett and Miller are responsible for, police said.
Jarrett and Miller were interviewed at the scene on Park Avenue, which is less than a mile from a burglary that occurred on June 21 on Euclid Avenue, and less than two miles from a similar burglary committed on June 20 on Stratfield Road. In both cases, These are the burglaries police believe Jarrett and Miller are responsible for.
The suspects were each held in lieu of $2,500 bonds and their court dates are yet to be determined. Stratford police are applying for warrants for both men's arrests in connection to similar burglaries and suspect descriptions in their town.