[Editor's note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]
A Fairfield woman was arrested twice on Saturday in connection to alleged thefts from cars, police said.
Police received several calls from witnesses on Saturday who said they observed a woman entering unlocked vehicles in the parking lot of Stop & Shop on Villa Avenue and cars parked behind Tomato & Basil on Black Rock Turnpike, according to police reports.
Witnesses also described the car the suspect was driving, which police tracked down following the Stop & Shop theft Saturday afternoon. Dena Bonaventura, 32, of Knapps Highway, was reportedly driving the suspect car. Police reportedly found $522 worth of items identified as stolen in Bonaventura's car, according to the report. The items included a Garmin GPS, a Kohl's bag containing a purpose scarf and two jewelry boxes, and seven CDs.
Bonaventura was taken into custody and charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree larceny, police said. She was released after posting a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 28.
Later Saturday evening, police received calls from witnesses who stated they saw a woman entering unlocked cars parked behind Tomato & Basil on Black Rock Turnpike.
The suspect -- later identified as Bonaventura -- allegedly fled the scene, but police found Bonaventura's vehicle and conducted a search. Officers reportedly found items that were identified as stolen, including Oakley sunglasses, a Sony stereo faceplate, and a cell phone charger. They also reportedly found a large steak knife inside the car.
Another complainant reported his bi-fold wallet and iPhone 5 charger were missing from his car, which was also parked at Tomato & Basil, police said.
Police found Bonaventura, took into custody, and charged her with an additional two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of sixth-degree larceny, and possession of weapons in a motor vehicle. She was held in lieu of a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court for those charges on Jan. 29.