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Youth Arrested for Auto Break-in, Drugs Discovered

Warrant executed on 17-year-old Fairfielder

The following arrest and investigations information was supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

The Fairfield Police Dept. announced the arrest of a 17-year-old youthful offender in the case of a late morning theft on Wednesday of a laptop from a car parked at a Fairfield Beach Road home.

Police worked with the owner of the laptop, a MacBook Pro valued at $1,200, to determine a suspect and executed a warrant at 9:45 p.m. last night at the suspect’s residence, on Center Road in Easton, where the laptop was recovered. The computer had been taken from a Toyota 4-Runner while it was parked in the driveway of the Fairfield home. An Easton officer accompanied Fairfield detectives to the young man’s home, where he was arrested and transported to Fairfield police headquarters.

In addition to being charged with one count of fourth-degree larceny, the youth was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, failure to keep drugs in their original container and possession of drug paraphernalia, when drug-related items were found in the boys’ bedroom. These included a Ziploc bag containing Zolpidem pills, Clonazepam pills and Diazepam pills, a glass pipe with marijuana residue, a digital scale, a marijuana starter growing kit and some cash.

The youth was released on a written promise to appear in court Aug. 15.

Given that the boy’s mother was on the scene when her son was arrested, Fairfield Police Sergeant Sue Lussier thought it noteworthy to offer some advice to parents whose children may be involved in illicit activities.

“We routinely make arrests for narcotics and marijuana in the community, and for abuse of and sales of prescription medication,” said Lussier. “Parents should look for changes in their children’s appearance and attitudes, depression, and anything else not normal for the child. The kids that get in trouble pull away from family, and often things go missing and are easily pawned. These are all signs that should be explored further by parents.”

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