Contact Us
Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport
Return to your home site


Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Flu Kills Seven More In Connecticut; Officials Say Worst Is Over
police & fire

Police: Construction Worker Stole Packages In Westport

Sidney Nelson
Sidney Nelson Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A construction worker  was charged with stealing packages from a Westport home in December, according to police.

Sidney Nelson, 43, of Meriden was charged with fifth-degree larceny. He posted a $5,000 bond and will appear in court on Jan. 26.

The arrest stems from an incident in December when a resident reported that packages were stolen from their home. Police said that home surveillance footage showed Nelson's vehicle parked in the driveway of the residence where the packages were stolen from. Nelson was employed by a construction company doing work in Westport at the time, according to police.

Westport detectives were able to track Nelson down and interview him about the video, police said. Nelson confessed to the theft of packages, and further admitted to multiple other package thefts in Westport and Fairfield, police said. The total worth of the items stolen in Westport was $810, according to police.

A warrant was issued for Nelson's arrest and he turned himself in to police on Jan. 15.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Westport Daily Voice!

Serves Weston & Westport

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.