A Wallingford homeowner caught a female intruder in the act of burglarizing her Harrison Road home on Friday morning and police have since arrested the woman and an accomplice who fled the scene in a car.
Jenny Morales, 43, and Daniel Aquino-Ramirez, 21, both from Bridgeport, are facing multiple burglary charges.
A Wallingford resident called 911 to report that she had "just interrupted a burglary at her home," police said in a news release. The homeowner caught a female burglar by surprise when she came home and fled into a waiting vehicle upon seeing the resident.
After Wallingford police shared a description of the getaway vehicle and the license plate number to area police departments and State Police, a North Haven police officer spotted a car matching the description on the southbound side of Interstate 91. Police stopped the car in New Haven and took Morales and Aquino-Ramirez into custody. The homeowner positively identified both of them.
Police charged both Morales and Aquino-Ramirez with second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.
Police held Morales on a $200,000 bond and Aquino-Ramirez on a $100,000 bond. They are both scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Sept. 12.
Morales also was wanted on two separate outstanding arrest warrants, including violation of probation, third-degree burglary and first-degree failure to appear out of Norwalk and third-degree larceny and first-degree failure to appear out of Bridgeport, police said. She is scheduled to appear in court in Norwalk for those charges on Sept. 9.