Yazmin Hechavarria of Bridgeport was arrested by Fairfield Police after using her 7-year-old daughter to shoplift more than $800 worth of merchandise from the Kohl’s on Villa Avenue.
The stores loss prevention team used security cameras to catch Hechavarria go around the store to different departments and take the tags off of items. Hechavarria was also seen placing children’s clothing onto her daughter.
She then went to the checkout counter, where she paid for $200 worth of items and walked out with an extra $862 worth of unpaid merchandise, including clothing and jewelry.
Hechavarria was charged with fifth-degree larceny and risk of injury to a minor. She was held on $2,500 bond and is due in court Oct. 21. The Department of Children and Families was also notified.
Alexa Lanos, 18, of Bridgeport was arrested after attempting to steal three sets of earrings, valued at $40.
Llanos was charged with sixth-degree larceny and is expect in court Oct. 18.
A Henderson Road resident reported to police on Monday morning that when she opened the blinds of a front window of the house she found the window to be broken.
She then went outside to find a shovel leaning against the house outside of the same window. The shovel was used to attempt to pry open the window. However, the window shattered instead.
The woman was home all weekend and did not hear anyone attempting to break in. Police are investigating.
Sam Lynch, 17, of Fairfield, was issued a warning by police on Monday after she flipped her vehicle on Congress Street.
Lynch admitted to police that she was traveling too fast for the road conditions when she lost control of her vehicle at an S-turn in the road. The 2000 Volkswagen lost traction, hit the curb and flipped, landing on the roof in the woods.
Police warn residents that the roads are particularly dangerous at this time of year with leaves on the ground. Using extra caution while driving is advised.
Several residents on Valley Road and Wilson Street reported that their vehicles had been entered sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning.
All the vehicles were parked in the driveway, but left unlocked. Items taken include cash and an iPod.
Police are investigating.