WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport Police Officer Michael Gudzik noticed a suspicious male standing near the intersection of Compo Road North and Cross Highway early Monday, holding an umbrella and talking on his cellphone.
According to police, Gudzik approached the man, later identified as Tyler Johnson. Through an investigation, Gudzik determined that the suspect was in possession of items that did not belong to him, police said.
A further Investigation revealed that the items recovered at the scene were stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway near to where Gudzik first saw Johnson standing, police said.
Police said that while Gudzik was speaking with Johnson, another officer located a vehicle parked on the side on the road farther north on Compo Road North. An investigation into that vehicle and its occupants revealed that the operator of the vehicle, Maria Garby, had dropped Johnson off and was waiting for a call to pick him up.
Both were arrested and charged with:
- Tyler Johnson, 24, of Bridgeport, was charged with third-degree burglary, fifth-degree larceny, third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary and fifth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. He is being held on $10,000 bond, and was transported to Norwalk Superior Court, police said.
- Maria Garby, 44, of Stratford, was charged with third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary and fifth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. She is being held on $10,000 bond, and was transported to Norwalk Superior Court Monday, police said.
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