FAIRFIELD — Police have arrested a 16-year-old girl in connection with a string of car burglaries.

In a news release, Chief Thomas Gould said police responded to a report of a female breaking into cars on Maple Street around 1:40 a.m. July 22. When they arrived on the scene, Sgt. Matthew Wilcox and Officer Patrick Mank found a female being detained by a male whose car had allegedly been burglarized.

The girl was cooperative with police and admitted entering six other vehicles that night. She also was linked to three vehicle burglaries in Fairfield on July 14. The girl possessed electronics, phones, speakers, food and lottery tickets that she admitted taking from unlocked vehicles.

The girl, a Fairfield resident, was charged with burglary of a motor vehicle, class D; theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, class E; and receiving stolen property, class E.

Anyone who has noticed items missing from their cars is asked to call Officer Jordan Brooks at 453-9322.

Colin Ellis — 861-9253

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