Bridgeport men arrested for Trumbull burglary, fake 911 call

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TRUMBULL — Two Bridgeport men were arrested Monday after being linked to a burglary at a Trumbull apartment complex and making a false 911 call to divert police.

George Steele, 29, of Fifth Street, and Jermaine Culler, 18, of Butler Avenue, face charges of fourth-degree larceny and misuse of the 911 system.

The incident occurred at the Residences At Main at 5085 Main Street, where a resident recognized the pair around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, as the alleged burglars from the previous day’s break-in.

On Monday, March 25, the same resident reported a burglary at his apartment, with various personal items stolen.

When police apprehended Steele and Culler in the complex’s parking lot on March 26, some of the stolen property was found in their vehicle.

Trumbull Police believe the burglary was targeted, as the apartment was vacant at the time, and continue their investigation, noting some items remain unrecovered.

Steele, a convicted felon on the violent offender weapons registry, faces additional charges including falsely reporting an incident and criminal possession of ammunition.

He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Culler’s bond is set at $5,000.

Both are slated to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on April 8.

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