School Note Leads Shelton Cops To Car Theft Arrest

SHELTON A school note found inside a stolen vehicle led cops to charge a 15-year-old from Bridgeport with thefts from two car dealerships.

In a prepared statement, Shelton Police Detective Richard Bango said the first theft occurred during the overnight hours of Oct. 26 at Curtiss Ryan Honda on Bridgeport Avenue.

“Upon viewing surveillance video, two men could be seen throwing a rock through the service department window and stole key fobs hanging on the wall,” Bango said. “The men then went to the parking lot and stole two customer vehicles.”

On Nov. 4 a theft using a similar m.o. was reported at Mario D’Addario Buick GMC, Bango said.

One of the vehicles from the Curtiss Ryan burglary and the vehicle from D’Addario were recovered, Bango said.

“A search of one of the vehicles yielded a note from a school in Bridgeport and had a student’s name on it,” he said. “Upon further investigation Shelton detectives arrested a 15-year-old Juvenile from Bridgeport.”

In Connecticut, most juvenile defendants accused of crimes are not identified.

The person was charged with two counts each of second-degree larceny and third-degree burglary and referred to juvenile court, the proceedings of which are secret.

“The investigation is ongoing and other arrests are expected,” Bango said.

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