Man charged with 2013 Darien station scooter theft
Published 12:44 pm, Tuesday, September 22, 2015
A Norwalk man was charged Thursday for stealing a scooter in Darien almost two years ago, according to an arrest warrant obtained in state Superior Court in Stamford.
Jawan C. Johnson, of Woodward Avenue, Norwalk, was arrested Thursday by Darien police and charged by warrant with third-degree larceny.
At 10 p.m. on July 1, an officer pulled over a scooter driven by Johnson because the head lamp was out, according to the warrant. Johnson could not produce paperwork showing ownership of the scooter, and appeared nervous, according to the warrant.
Johnson soon acknowledged buying the scooter from a man even though he knew it was stolen, according to the warrant.
A check of the vehicle identification number determined the vehicle had been sold by Stamford Motorsports to a Darien buyer, and had been reported stolen Nov. 12, 2013 from the Darien train station, according to the warrant. The Darien resident did not report that the blue Yamaha Zuma was missing, according to the warrant.
Johnson was held on $20,000 bond, and was to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford.