Three men allegedly stole from unlocked cars in Westport
Updated 11:43 am, Thursday, March 30, 2017
WESTPORT — Three men allegedly broke into a number of cars in the neighborhood of Blue Ribbon Drive. Police arrested the trio after responding to a car crash they called in involving their vehicle and a stolen vehicle.
After a report of a vehicle crash on North Avenue around 1:15 a.m. March 29, officers saw a gray car laying upside down, according to police.
The officers saw a second car on the side of the road with three occupants who told police that a black male fled the crash scene. Police learned that the gray car was stolen from Hazelnut Road.
After searching the occupied vehicle, police found several GPS units in the car. They discovered the home address of the GPS was Blue Ribbon Drive, located in the same neighborhood as Hazelnut Road where the car had been stolen. Police determined the GPS unit came from a vehicle on Blue Ribbon Drive and that numerous other unlocked vehicles were entered in the area.
Reginald Sharp, 32, and Alexis Haythe, 24, of Bridgeport, along with Rashad Spain, 20, of Stratford, were all arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, sixth-degree larceny and sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny.
The investigation is ongoing, but police said it is unlikely there is a fourth suspect.