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Stolen Leaf Blowers Bust

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Jesse Perez: allegedly pawned equipment. Westport Police photo

Westport Police arrested a Stamford man Thursday following the theft of backpack type leaf blowers from the bed of a landscaping truck in town, police said today.

According to Capt. Vincent Penna, officers arrested Jesse Perez, 24, on a warrant in Bridgeport Superior Court where he was being arraigned on other unrelated charges.

Penna said that detectives had located and recovered the leaf blowers in a pawn shop, and it “was determined that Jesse Perez had sold those items directly after the reported theft.”

Held in lieu of a bond on the unrelated charges, Perez was charged with fifth-degree larceny and given a promise to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday, Dec. 1.

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