WESTPORT, Conn. -- Three Bridgeport men who were accused of stealing copper pipe from a home slated for demolition in Westport are facing burglary charges, police said.
Westport police received a 911 call at 3:44 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, from a contractor who said he was responsible for demolishing the home at 10 Debra Lane. The contractor said he had just arrived at the job site and found three men had broken into the home and were in the basement cutting out copper pipes to sell for scrap, police said.
Officers arrived and found the three suspects outside at a U-Haul rental truck, which was blocked in by the contractor's truck, police said.
The three suspects were arrested and transported to police headquarters.
Arrested were: Hector Luis Ramirez, 47, of 319 Grandfield Ave.; Yero Walker, 32, of 136 St. Stephens Road; and Rolex Webb, 18, of 311 Hollister Ave.
Each man was charged with third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and possession of burglary tools.
Bond was set for each man at $25,000. Each was given a court date of Wednesday, Aug. 13, in Norwalk Superior Court.