A 50-year-old Norwalk man earned a larceny charge when he bought bags of concrete at The Home Depot in Fairfield but failed to pay for the sandpaper hidden between the bags. Alberto Alamill-Alvarez was charged with larceny in the sixth degree and was released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 28.
Home depot’s loss prevention officer observed Alvarez loading the concrete into his cart and then placing three sleeves of Pro-Grade Sandpaper between the bags. The value of the sandpaper was $44.95.
Released burglar burgles again hours later
Fairfield police arrested Dena Bonaventura, 32, of Wesley Highway, Shelton, after she was observed entering unlocked cars at Stop & Shop on Villa Avenue. Less than six hours later, she was arrested for doing the same thing elsewhere in town.
Police arrested Bonaventura at 2:37 p.m. on Jan. 19 after observing her entering cars in the grocery store parking lot. At the time they recovered a Garmin GPS, a Kohl’s department store bag containing a scarf and jewelry boxes and assorted CDs. Police identified them all as stolen merchandise with an estimated total value of $525.50.
Bonaventure was taken into custody and charged with third-degree burglary and fifth degree larceny. She was then released on a $5,000 bond for a Jan. 28 court.
Then, at 8:20 p.m. on the same day, police arrested her on Black Rock Turnpike. One complainant said he saw Bonventura entering vehicles and that his own wallet and an iPhone charger were missing from his vehicle.
She was also found in possession of another complainant’s sunglasses, a stereo face place and a cell phone charger. Bonaventura also at that time had a large “steak” knife hidden under her driver’s seat.
She was arrested and charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and one count of possession of weapons in a motor vehicle. She was held on a $10,000 bond for a Jan. 29 court date.
A breach of peace investigation on Jan. 20 led to a drug charges for one Fairfield man. Michael Davis, 30, of Country Road was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 5 ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police officers investing a breach of peace call on Pemburn Avenue found Davis in possession of a crystalline powder that tested positive for methamphetamine. He was arrested on the possession charges and held on a $250 bond. His court date is Jan. 30.
Woman arrested for burglarizing car and home
When a Fairfield resident got her car back from Swedish Motor Works on Black Rock Turnpike, she discovered cash and items were missing from the vehicle. Later that day, she realized her home had also been burglarized.
The thefts occurred on Aug. 22. Surveillance video at the time caught an image of the suspect who took $85 from the car and credit cards that were later used at a Southport Dunkin’ Donuts.
Alcohol and and a Kindle were later found taken from the car owner’s home. The value of the e-reader was estimated at $300. Photos were shown to a family member who identified Jordan Dunn, 18, of Christopher Hill Road, Weston, as a suspect.
Dunn was charged on Jan. 18 with burglary in the second degree, larceny in the sixth degree, credit card theft and two counts of attempted illegal use of a credit card. She was released on a promise to appear for a Jan. 24 court date.
Failure to appear
Marco Romero, 26, of Yale Street, Bridgeport, was arrested on an active warrant out of Westport for second-degree failure to appear after a motor vehicle stop by Fairfield police on Jan. 21.
Romero posted his $500 bond and is expected in court on Feb. 4.
Failure to respond
Enjoying some drinks on Jennings Beach while watching fireworks earned Kaitlin Stopa, 24, of Massuchesetts Avenue, an infraction from Fairfield police. Failure to respond to that infraction earned her a warrant.
Stopa was arrested for failure to respond to an infraction on Jan. 18. She was released on a $100 bond for a Jan. 29 court date.
Theft from a motor vehicle
A Redding Road resident reported to Fairfield police that his EZ Pass was stolen from from his unlocked vehicle. While the theft was reported on Jan. 18, the car’s owner said it could have been taken anytime over the past six months.
Fairfield police are investigating an incident on Jan. 18, at 3:28 p.m., where a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle. The injured party was transported to Saint Vincent’s Hospital.
Witness said the side view mirror struck the pedestrian. The driver claimed as he entered the lot at Super Stop & Shop in Fairfield, the sun blinded him. The pedestrian was stepping out from around another car and was struck.
Stolen action figures
Collectible action figures worth $80 were stolen from a King’s Highway address according to Fairfield Police. The figures were in a package delivered to the home that was stolen sometime on Jan. 18 before the resident returned home at 5 p.m.