Fairfield police have arrested a Bridgeport man suspected of committing several residential burglaries in recent weeks.
Police arrested Michael J. Ziman Jr., 26, of Bridgeport, on Tuesday.
Detectives were conducting surveillance in the Southport area of town and found a dark blue Lexus ES 330 four-door sedan parked, unoccupied and running at Barberry Road and Juniper Lane.
After several minutes, a man got into the car and sped off, police said.
Officers stopped the Lexus and detained Ziman on suspicion of a burglary.
Detectives searched the area and found signs of forced entry to the back door of a Juniper Lane home. Soon after, the homeowner arrived to report a burglary and said items were taken, police said.
When police detained Ziman, they said they found jewelry believed to have been stolen in a burglary.
Ziman’s vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded at headquarters, where detectives processed it and recovered more items believed to have been used to perpetrate the crime of burglary, police said.
Ziman was charged with third-degree burglary and his bond was set at $100,000. He is due in court on May 21.
Police are crediting an astute resident with providing details to police that ultimately led to Ziman’s arrest.
Police said Ziman is suspected in several residential burglaries in Fairfield in April and detectives are investigating.