Two charged with plotting to commit burglary
DARIEN — A man and a juvenile from Stamford were arrested for allegedly plotting to commit a burglary.
On Sept. 16 at 11:41 p.m., an off-duty Darien police officer alerted on-duty cops about suspicious individuals walking on West Avenue.
The individuals were described as two males with bikes, wearing dark clothing and hooded sweatshirts. Officers later found two males matching the description in the area — one a 17-year-old male from Stamford and the other Doudley Pierre, a 19-year-old Stamford resident.
While speaking with the suspects, an officer asked Pierre if he had any contraband, to which he allegedly responded he had something in his sweatshirt pocket, but that it was “not real.” The officer reached into the pocket of Pierre’s sweatshirt and removed what appeared to be a BB gun, police said.
The officer noted it resembled a real firearm and had no obvious markings on it to indicate it was a BB gun. Also found on Pierre were several pairs of latex gloves and an unwound piece of metal wire, which according to police is commonly used to pick locks.
While speaking with the juvenile suspect, it was determined the bicycles the two individuals had were stolen out of Greenwich. A small bag of marijuana was found on the juvenile, police said.
Both suspects were transported to headquarters, where police said Pierre admitted he and the juvenile suspect planned to go to a friend’s house in Norwalk to burglarize it. The latex gloves found on Pierre were so he left no fingerprints, he said, according to police. When asked about the BB gun, Pierre said it was for protection. Police said Pierre also confirmed the bicycle he was in possession of was stolen from Greenwich.
Pierre was charged with interfering with an officer, possession of burglary tools, carrying a dangerous weapon, sixth-degree larceny, and first-degree conspiracy to commit burglary.
The 17-year-old was charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, sixth-degree larceny and possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana.
Pierre was held in lieu of $5,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Sept. 27.
The juvenile male was released to a parent. He was issued a juvenile summons and released on a written promise to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford.