Man arrested for larceny in Saxe Middle School parking lot
Published 4:55 pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Charles Mills, 40, of Bronx, N.Y., turned himself in to police March 22 at 9:43 a.m. He was arrested in relation to a car break in at Saxe Middle School in October, as well as various other thefts in other towns. Mills stole a $1,000 Louis Vuitton purse, a $800 black Prada wallet, $400 to $500 in cash along with mixed credit cards Oct. 1 between 12:10 and 12:50 p.m..
Surveillance video showed Mills getting out of a white BMW at 12:46 p.m., smashing the passenger side window and taking the purse before driving off. At the time, police said they were unable to discern the license plate number and the case was put on hold. New Canaan police then received word from White Plains, N.Y. and Greenwich that a similar vehicle break-in had taken place there with a suspect matching his description.
The Greenwich Police Department was able to place Mills at the site of the Greenwich break-ins using cell phone records. New Canaan police were able to use those same records placing Mills at Saxe Middle School Oct. 1 at the time of the incident.
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New Canaan police charged Mills with third degree larceny and burglary. He was released on a $20,000 bond.
In addition to these charges, New Canaan police were also able to serve two other warrants from other towns. He was charged with violating probation in both Fairfield and Darien.
Mills posted a $10,000 bond for the Fairfield offense and was released on a promise to appear for the Darien offense. He will appear in court April 4 in Norwalk for the New Canaan charges, April 5 in Bridgeport for the Fairfield charges and April 6 in Stamford for the Darien charges.