Westport police nab three in car burglary spree

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WESTPORT — Three individuals, including two juveniles, were arrested early Monday morning after an alleged car burglary near Compo Beach, according to the Westport Police Department.

The incident unfolded around 12:42 a.m. when a homeowner reported a vehicle break-in caught on their Ring doorbell camera.

A dark colored car was reportedly waiting on the street for the suspect.

Police arrived swiftly, setting up a perimeter by Hills Point Road, Greens Farms Road, and Compo Road South.

After spotting a suspicious vehicle exiting Mimi Lane, an officer attempted a traffic stop, but the car fled.

A tire deflation device was successfully used by police to stop the vehicle after a brief pursuit.

Despite flat tires, the suspects drove onto I-95 northbound at Exit 18, where they eventually abandoned the disabled vehicle and fled on foot.

Two suspects, one adult and one juvenile, were found by officers hiding in a marsh south of I-95.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police located the third suspect, a juvenile, near Clayton Place.

Willie Redd, 19, from Naugatuck, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, interfering with an officer, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and engaging in pursuit.

The juveniles were released to their families with summonses.

Redd posted bond and was assigned an April 11 court date at Stamford Superior Court.

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