Cops: Accomplice of would-be burglar nabbed
Published 3:21 pm, Sunday, July 1, 2012
The accomplice of a suspected burglar at a home on the Weston-Westport line was taken into custody early Sunday.
Jessica Jacobs, 28, of New Haven, was charged after Weston police alerted Westport police that they were looking for a man believed to have been breaking into a car at a home on lower Lyons Plains Road near that town's border with Westport.
After the Weston homeowner reported the attempted car break-in and Weston police issued an alert about 4 a.m. Sunday, Westport officers spotted a man resembling the suspect's description riding a bicycle on North Avenue near Fraser Lane. When the man saw police, he fled on foot into the woods and eluded capture despite deployment of a Westport police K-9 unit, according to police.
Shortly afterward, officers saw Jacobs waiting in a car on Meadow View Drive, and she was taken into custody because police believe she was waiting to drive the suspect away from the crime scene.
Jacobs was charged with sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, criminal trespass and interfering with a police officer.
Bond was set at $10,000 and Jacobs has a July 11 date in Norwalk Superior Court.
Police in both Westport and Weston are continuing to search for the man they believe to be the would-be burglar in the case.