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Bridgeport Man Charged With Stealing Leaf Blower From Weston Church

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WESTON, Conn. -- Police arrested a Bridgeport man after chasing him through the woods after he stole a leaf blower a Weston church, according to the Weston Forum.

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, a landscape worker at St. Francis Church called police and said a man dressed all in black had stolen a backpack leaf blower from the church grounds.

The worker chased the suspect but was unable to catch him, the Forum said.

Two officers searching the Ridge Road area for the suspect apprehended Pablo Garcia Jr., 22, of Bridgeport, the Forum said.

After he was positively identified by the worker, Garcia was charged with fifth-degree larceny and interfering with a police officer. He was released on a promise to appear in court.

Read the full story here at the Weston Forum.

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