Police make arrest in Wilton jewel theft
Information from a pawnshop led to the arrest of David Gomez, 34, of 200 Boston Avenue in Stratford. He was arrested June 1 at 3:40 p.m.
The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred March 18 at a home on Millstone Road. The following day, one of the homeowners noticed several pieces of jewelry, valued at $7,495, were missing from the bedroom and notified police. The homeowners reported that workers for a duct-cleaning company had been in the home on March 18. When police questioned them, one of the men said he had been working in the attic, Gomez had been in the bedroom and the other two were elsewhere in the house.
Police checked a database of area pawnshops, which are required to keep and report information on people they do business with. A pawnshop in Orange had accepted items that matched the stolen jewelry on May 18, including several gold rings.
Gomez was arrested and charged with third-degree larceny. Since he did not post the $10,000 bond he was held overnight before his scheduled court appearance. The police report did not indicate how much the jewelry was pawned for or if it was recovered.