Norwalk woman accused of stealing from unlocked cars at elementary school
WESTPORT — A Norwalk woman allegedly stole several items from unlocked cars at Saugatuck Elementary School. A GPS unit found in her vehicle during an investigation into a car accident in Fairfield alerted the authorities to the thefts.
Fairfield police alerted Westport officers to the GPS theft on the afternoon of Nov. 15, after officers saw several GPS units and other electronics in Jessica Sullivan’s car as they investigated a crash.
When Fairfield officers traced one of the units to a Westport owner, a town resident confirmed it had been stolen from her unlocked car while parked at the Riverside Avenue elementary school, according to Westport police.
Fairfield police informed Westport detectives Sullivan admitted to entering and stealing from multiple unlocked cars in the same parking lot.
Westport police arrested the 40-year-old resident of Flax Hill Road in Norwalk on Nov. 18 and charged her with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny, both from a motor vehicle.