NORWALK, Conn. A Norwalk woman who was already in trouble with the law was arrested again Tuesday morning after she allegedly stole a laptop from her uncle last Thursday. Brittany Reith, 20, of 7 Commerce St., was charged with fourth-degree larceny. Bond was set at $5,000.
Reith was charged with two counts of making a false statement in June after she reported that she had been raped in April. The two men she accused were arrested and later exonerated.
Norwalk Police Sgt. James Boff said a laptop computer was reported stolen from a Wall Street business. Video surveillance tape at Stratatech Group showed the victim's niece leaving with a laptop in her hand. Police obtained a warrant, and she turned herself in at 6:15 a.m.
Also on the police blotter:
The owner of a missing dog called Norwalk police to report the pet had been stolen. The South Smith Street resident said he came home to let his pet out and found the pit bull missing. The dog's leash was on the table, and there was no sign of forced entry. No other property was missing. The man suspected an ex-girlfriend had taken the dog just to anger him, Sgt. James Boff said.
A man whose property was stolen from his unlocked shed and car said he might be able to provide evidence about who did it, Sgt. James Boff said. Home surveillance film showed a man in the driveway of the Myrtle Street residence at about 1 a.m. The film shows the same man coming back on a bicycle at about 3:30 a.m., Boff said. The man picked up a bag from the front lawn and rode away.
The victim's black North Face jacket and his wallet containing all of his credit cards were stolen out of his car overnight, Boff said. A Sawzall saw and a drill were taken out of unlocked shed.
Contact reporter Nancy Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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