Man caught attempting to steal bike
Published 3:45 pm, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
William G. Morales, 57, of 214 Beechwood Ave., Bridgeport, was arrested Dec. 3 on charges of possession of burglary tools, sixth-degree larceny and fifth-degree criminal attempt of larceny.
Police responded to the Noroton Heights train station after the town employee called to report that he thought someone was attempting to cut a bike lock with bolt cutters, according to the report.
Police said when Morales saw the employee he walked onto the platform, put the bolt cutters into his bag and bought a train ticket.
When questioned, police said, Morales denied attempting to steal the bike, but a 12-inch bolt cutter with a 300-pound capacity and an adjustable wrench were found in his bag. Police also found 10 different bike lights, some of which value $160, inside Morales' bag, according to the report. Two of the lights belonged to bikes from the Darien train station, Morales told police. The remaining lights are from Stamford, police said.
Police said Morales is accused of attempting to steal a specialized Sirrus bike, valued at $500.
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The cable of the lock showed signs that a cutter was used, police said.
Morales has 45 previous convictions dating back to the 1970s, according to police.
He was held in lieu of $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 15.