Cops: man stole change, sunglasses from Pemberwick cars

Police have arrested a local man on burglary after Pemberwick residents caught him using a flashlight to peer into cars during the dark morning hours of Aug. 24. William Nelson, 22, of Bowman Drive, is accused of breaking into parked cars along Pemberwick Road to steal sunglasses and loose change.

The backcountry man is now facing a slew of charges related to the incident, including four counts of third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and possession of burglary tools.

Nelson’s bond was set at $200, which he was able to post, and he was scheduled a court appearance at state Superior Court in Stamford on September 5.

According to police reports, shortly after 5:30 a.m. on August 24, a Pemberwick resident observed a man in white shorts acting suspiciously an shining a flashlight into parked cars along the nieghborhood’s eponymous thoroughfare.

Police arrive on Pemberwick Road shortly thereafter, finding Nelson peering into cars with flashlight. When police observed him attempting to force open the passenger door of a vehicle he was looking into, they moved in for the arrest. Nelson noticed and began to walk away, but was quickly apprehended.

During the on scene investigation, police turned up six pairs of sunglasses and $12 in loose change on Nelson’s person that he could not explain.

After consulting with witnesses, police eventually determined that Nelson had illegally entered at least one vehicle on Pemberwick Road. The eventually determined that the suspect had also broken into three more locked cars.

All of the change and the six sunglasses were seized by police as part of the investigation.

Police are also investigating a number of other thefts from vehicles throughout Greenwich over the weekend.

Justin Pottle