Darien Police looking into connection with Fairfield burglary
Darien police are looking into a connection between four people arrested in Fairfield and two residential burglaries that occurred in town earlier that day, according to Fairfield police.
Four out-of-state people suspected of trying to orchestrate a break-in at a Sawyer Road home Friday evening were charged with burglary after police stopped their car on Interstate 95 near the Fairfield southbound rest stop.
A Sawyer Road resident called 911 around 7:30 p.m. Friday to report that a man was trying to break into his home. When the suspect -- who reportedly tried to pry open the doors -- saw the resident he ran through the back yard and into a waiting gray sedan, which fled the scene, police said.
The resident described two passengers in the car, which had New York license plates, to police. The car was spotted by police driving south on Black Rock Turnpike, then getting onto I-95, where it was stopped.
The Sawyer Road resident was brought to the scene and identified one of the subjects he believed was trying to break into his house, police said.
A black backpack containing black gloves and a large screwdriver consistent with the pry marks on the home's door were found by police, according to their report.
One of the passengers, Lorena Marcela Egas, 39, agreed to let police search her purse. In the purse police said that officers found assorted jewelry and watches, two digital cameras, a receipt for two-way radios, a cell phone, more black gloves and a mini flashlight.
More watches and jewelry were found when the car's other three occupants were searched.
Charged with second-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary were Egas, of Port Chester, N.Y., and Carlos Jadan, 41, also from New York. Jadan was driving the car.
John Castro-Sanchez, 29, and Luis A. Rodriguez-Barrio, 30, both of Englewood, N.J., were charged with two counts each of second-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary and one pound each of possession of burglary tools, second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal mischief.
All were given dates of Aug. 15 in Bridgeport Superior Court, with bonds set at $2,500 for Egas and $10,000 for Jadan. Bonds for Castro-Sanchez and Rodriguez-Barrio were set at $25,000 each.
In addition, a detention order for Castro-Sanchez was received from U.S. Immigration, Customs and Enforcement agents.