Stamford man nabbed in car break-ins
A Stamford man on parole faces prison after being charged Monday morning in connection with stealing cash and credit cards from 10 cars at Darien homes overnight Aug. 17, according to police.
Jabari White, 20, of Tresser Boulevard, was charged with 10 counts of third-degree burglary, and single counts of sixth-degree larceny, illegal use of a credit card, and theft of a credit card, according to Darien Police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron.
The thefts from unlocked cars overnight Sunday, Aug. 16 into Monday, Aug. 17 were concentrated on Miles Road, Hollow Tree Ridge Road, and Outlook Drive by the shore, according to Marron.
Police patrolling the Post Road near the Norwalk line began to follow White’s 2002 green Mitsubishi Gallant at 1 a.m. Monday, Marron said. Police had been on the lookout for the car since the break-ins after White was seen on surveillance cameras at the Interstate 95 rest stop in Darien using a stolen credit card to purchase gas and other items, Marron said.
Police followed White’s car when it entered Interstate 95 at Exit 13 and continued until he got off the highway at Exit 7, Marron said. The car was then pulled over by a Darien police supervisor in an unmarked car, according to Marron.
Police also charged White with possession of marijuana and driving under the influence after detecting the odor of marijuana coming from the car, Marron said.
Marron said White at first denied stealing from the cars, but recanted when police produced evidence of his using a stolen credit card, Marron said.
Because White is on parole on a narcotics conviction, he was held without bond and was to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford, according to Marron.