Contact Us
Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport

Menu

Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport

Nearby Towns

police & fire

Westport Cops: New Jersey Man Nabbed For Stealing Airbags At Train Station

Jose Cruz
Jose Cruz Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. — A New Jersey man faces multiple charges for breaking into cars and stealing airbags at the Saugatuck train station this spring, police said.

On June 9 at 6 p.m., Jose Cruz, 50, of Clinton Place, Newark, drove up to a parked Honda CRV, pried open the door and stole the airbag from the steering wheel, police said. He also removed airbags from two other Honda CRVs around 7:30 p.m. on May 7, police said.

Detectives used surveillance footage to identify Cruz, who was previously arrested by Darien police for a similar offense, police said.

Cruz was arrested in New Jersey and extradited to Connecticut. He was charged with three counts of third-degree burglary from a motor vehicle, three counts of tampering with a motor vehicle, three counts of fourth-degree larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit tampering with a motor vehicle, two counts of conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny and two counts of conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, police said.

He was held on $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 29.

To sign up for Daily Voice's email news alerts, click here and select your town.

Welcome to

Westport Daily Voice!

Serves Weston & Westport

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.