A Norwalk man and woman were caught in the act Saturday night of stealing copper gutters from a house under construction on Stony Brook Road in Westport, police said.
Westport police were alerted that a man and woman were on the residential construction site at 10 Stony Brook Road shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday.
Officers sent to the scene stopped the pair as they were leaving the driveway. The officers then determined the copper found in the pair's vehicle was part of the gutter system for the house, police said.
Both suspects were taken into custody.
Christopher Rodia, 42, of Vollmer Avenue in Norwalk was charged with third-degree larceny, third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal trespass, possession of narcotics and failure to carry prescription drugs in prescribed container. Rodia's bond was set at $10,000 and he is scheduled to appear Aug. 7 in Norwalk Superior Court.
Cassandre Scire, 19, also of Vollmer Avenue in Norwalk, was charged with third-degree larceny, third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny and third-degree criminal trespass. Scire's bond was set at $2,500 and she is scheduled to appear Aug. 7 in Norwalk Superior Court.