Daniel Coughe, 31, of 344 West Ave., was charged with third degree burglary and sixth-degree criminal attempted larceny Sept. 10.
A Darien High School student saw Coughe in her vehicle at 3 p.m. and said he left the scene in an older model vehicle. Officers located Coughe near the high school and he said he accidentally bumped the door handle, police said. Officers also located $179 in cash in the side pocket of his vehicle.
He posted a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Sept. 19.