Vermont couple charged with Westport car burglaries
Published 1:29 pm, Friday, August 13, 2010
A man and woman from Vermont were arrested early Friday in the North Kings Highway area of Westport, and charged with stealing items from unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood.
Earl Rosen IV, 24, and Geneva Milne, 20, both of Richmond, Vt., were both charged with multiple counts of burglary and larceny.
By mid-day Friday, police said three neighborhood residents confirmed that their vehicles were broken into and identified their property from the goods seized by police from the suspects, police said. The investigation is continuing, and police indicated that the pair may be implicated in thefts from four other victims.
Additional charges are expected to be filed.
Rosen and Milne were arrested after police received a report about 1 a.m. Friday that two people had been seen checking unlocked vehicles in the driveways of homes in the Kings Highway North area of town.
Officers, dispatched to the scene, saw a vehicle leaving the area. When the car was stopped on Post Road West, the pair fled on foot, police said.
They were captured, however, after a brief chase.
Police then found that they had items stolen from several vehicles, including GPS units, IPODS and personal possessions.
Rosen and Milne were both charged with larceny third-degree, three counts of third-degree burglary and conspiracy.
Bond was set at $75,000 for both suspects, and they are scheduled to appear Aug. 23 in Norwalk Superior Court.