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Bridgeport Man Charged With Stealing From Westport Construction Sites

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WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested on burglary and larceny charges after he stole large sheets of copper from two home construction sites in Westport, police said

In February, Fairfield police alerted Westport detectives that Richard Jaiman, 49, was a suspect in recent construction site burglaries in their town.

The two police departments worked together, linking Jaiman to a Jan. 28 burglary at a house under construction on Saugatuck Avenue in Westport, police said. The site manager reported large sheets of copper stolen from the site.

Police received reports of more copper stolen on Feb. 2 from a Placid Lake Lane construction site. Receipts from an area scrap metal dealer showed Jaiman sold metals matching those that were stolen during both burglaries, police said.

Jaiman was taken into custody by Detective George Taylor and members of the Fairfield Police Department on March 2 in Bridgeport. He was charged by Fairfield police and then turned over to Westport for two active arrest warrants, police said.

Jaiman was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny in the Saugatuck Avenue incident and third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny in the Placid Lake Lane incident. He was held on bonds of $50,000 and $25,000, respectively.

He is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on March 15.

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