A 41-year-old Milford man, and his alleged 40-year-old female accomplice also from Milford, were arrested on burglary, larceny and narcotics charges Friday after they allegedly tried to break into a Drum Hill Road home in Wilton, police said.
No one was in the home at the time of the 1 p.m. burglary attempt, but an alarm sounded after the pair smashed a window in a rear French door. Once the alarm went off, the two fled in a 2000 Ford Expedition and apprehended about 10 minutes later on Old Boston Road, near the Norwalk border.
Wilton police had been tipped off by Fairfield police that the pair, Frank Keller and Kristin McCann, were headed to the area, so officers were already on the look out for them, according to Wilton Police Lt. Donald Wakeman.
Keller, who resides at 36 Oronoque Road, and McCann, from 19 Marie St., are also suspects in a similar burglary from Aug. 7 on Old Farm Road, where $6,500 worth of sterling silver and an $1,800 50-inch flat screen television were taken, Wakeman said.
The items from the Old Farm Road theft were recovered by police from an unnamed pawn shop.
“It looks like silver was their main target,” said Wakeman. “Platters, candlestick holders, that sort of thing.”
After police apprehended them following the attempted Drum Hill Road break-in, officers found small amounts of cocaine and heroin, and pipes, in their possession.
The two were charged with third degree burglary, conspiracy, third degree larceny, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
McCann was released after posting a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court later this month. Keller was held in lieu of a $100,000 bond, which was later lowered to $75,000. He was scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on Tuesday.