WESTPORT, Conn. – A 20-year-old Shelton man was arrested Monday and charged in two Westport home burglaries that happened last year, police said.
Conner Buckley is accused of burglarizing a home on Bayberry Ridge Road on Sept. 6 and a home on Sturges Highway on Oct. 15, police said.
A resident of the Sturges Highway home was present at the time of the burglary, police said. She reported to police that she was in the bathroom when the back door of the home was kicked in, the police report said. Her purse and its contents were stolen, police said.
In the Bayberry Ridge Road burglary, cash, jewelry, a purse and its contents were stolen, police said. The suspects entered the home by forcing open a rear door, police said.
Buckley was arrested on two warrants and charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny, all felonies. He also was charged with sixth-degree larceny, a misdemeanor.
Police determined Buckley was a suspect through a joint investigation with the Monroe Police Department in which Buckley and another man, Eammon Donnelly of Newtown, were burglary suspects.
Donnelly turned himself in to Westport police in November for his suspected involved in the Sturges Highway and Bayberry Ridge burglaries, police said.