Three arrested for housebreak in Westport
By News Staff
Westport Police have arrested three suspects for breaking into a home on
Around 2 p.m. last Friday, an off-duty firefighter witnessed suspicious activity on the property of
A blue Honda CRV, driven by a female driver, had dropped off two males in the driveway of the house which was vacant and listed for sale.
The males, identified as Michael Mills Jr, 23, and Clifford Howard Jr. 25, had entered the home before hopping a fence and fleeing to a wooded area as police arrived. They were then apprehended by police in the woods.
Officers stopped the driver of the vehicle, identified as Nicole Couture, 33, near
Police say Mills had entered the house using pipe cutters, slashing through a furnace pipe and causing the cellar to flood.
Police also say the suspects claimed to be searching for a missing dog.
The three were arrested and scheduled for arraignment Monday.
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