Arrest after Darien Woman Says She Found Burglar in Her Home

James Jackson, 47, of Queens, NY, is accused of breaking into a Queens Lane home in Darien.

A woman returning to her Queens Lane home at about 11:15 a.m. Thursday told police she confronted a man on the second floor, who then left, carrying property from the home.

Darien Police responding to the report ran after the man, later identified as James Jackson, 47, and took him into custody not far from the home.

While investigating the Queens Lane burglary, a resident of Goodwives River Road resident reported to police that a man had also entered her home, then fled when she approached him. Jackson was charged with burglarizing that home as well.

During the arrest process Jackson told police he committed a third burglary in Darien on May 15.

Jackson, of 85-52 116th St., in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, NY, was charged with first-degree larceny, third-degree burglary, fifth-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of possession of burglar's tools.

He was held in lieu of $150,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Friday in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Cath June 08, 2012 at 11:36 PM
I just want to know why people don't lock their doors. Why....
max June 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM
@Cath, I want to know why anyone thinks that it is ok to enter someone home or car just because it is unlocked. I leave my home unlocked so that I can shoot and kill anyone who decides to enter. Over the long term I hope to lessen the burden on the courts by taking out the middleman. Seems obvious to me.
Rich June 12, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Cath, Spoke to a police officer while getting gas the other day. The house was locked, he pried open the door. If someone wants to get into your house, it does not take much effort.
Cath June 19, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Ok, how about a dead bolt or two. Not everyone has them. It's true, if people really want to get in they can, but usually burglaries are with an unlocked door around here. As for Max-ummm, what if a painter walked in the wrong house during the day or something? Or someone came in because they thought they heard a cry for help...If it was the middle of the night and I felt my life was in danger, i'd kill an intruder too, but you better be sure it is one before you kill them.


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