A home on Easton Turnpike was burglarized on Feb. 14, between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., according to Fairfield police. Jewelry, watches and necklaces were stolen.
A garage window was smashed and an access to to the basement inside the garage forced open. The backdoor was open and footprints were seen around the house. Neighbors reported seeing nothing unusual.
Fairfield police are investigating.
Francisco Garcia, 22, of Lindley Street, Bridgeport, was charged on Feb. 15 for two burglaries that happened in October and November 2012. Police said Garcia was a convicted felon for similar crimes in the past.
A Brookview Avenue resident reported on Oct. 22, 2012, that he returned home from work to find the front and back doors unlocked. The attic was also open. Upon examination, he discovered cash and jewelry were missing.
Then on Nov. 2, 2012, a Woodside Circle resident came home to find her dog locked in an upstairs bedroom. There were no signs of forced entry, and the windows and doors were locked.
Jewelry was missing from the second theft. In neither case was the home described as ransacked.
In January, a neighbor noticed Garcia approach a home with packages on the porch.
Fairfield police tracked stolen items to area pawn shops. Garcia reportedly used a passport for identification purposes while selling the stolen goods.
Garcia was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny. Court and bond information were not available as the reports are still being written.
Marijuana found in school locker
A 13-year-old at Ludlowe High School was charged with possession of marijuana on Feb. 14, after school officials could smell the substance inside his locker. He was issued a juvenile summons.
The illegal substance was found inside a sandwich bag tucked inside his backpack which was inside his locker.