Norwalk break-in foiled by home security system, police say

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NORWALK – A Norwalk man and Newington woman were arrested over the weekend after they were caught by a home security system while trying to break into a home, police said .

Brendan Prince, 25, and Lea Fuller, 30, were arrested Saturday night for third-degree burglary, according to Norwalk Police Department records and Sgt. Sophie Gulina.

The attempted break-in, Gulino said, was foiled when the landlord, who was out of state at the time of the incident, observed two strangers trying to gain access to the residence from the back of the property.


Gulino said footage captured by the homeowner’s surveillance camera shows the two standing in the backyard before approaching the house. He also captured the moment Prince allegedly tried to open one of the back doors.

“The owner said something to the individuals via the camera, which prompted them to walk away,” Gulino said.

Price and Fuller were later arrested on Gregory Boulevard, in an area that Gulino said was near the site of the attempted break-in. They were recovered by officers who received a description of the couple seen in the security video, according to Gulino.

Gulino said Price was in possession of a lock picking kit and a variety of keys when he was detained. He was also allegedly in possession of a pipe for smoking crack.

Fuller, meanwhile, was also found in possession of drug paraphernalia at the time of her arrest, according to Gulino.

Prince was charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and use of drug paraphernalia, according to police arrest records.

Fuller was charged with third degree burglary and use of drug paraphernalia. She was also charged with violating probation on a pending Newington arrest warrant, Gulino said.

Prince and Fuller were transported to police headquarters for processing, where they were both held on $35,000 bail. Fuller was also given a court-set bond of $50,000 for the probation warrant. They are due in court on May 18, according to court records.

richard.chumney@hearstmediact.com

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