(Westport, CT) On March 31, 2013, at approximately 6:20pm, the Westport Police responded to an alarm
activation at Athletic Shoe Factory, 1560 Post Road East. Responding officers noticed a window propped open
located in the rear of the building. Officers also observed merchandise from the store stacked on the ground
outside the store. The building was searched and found empty. A search of the area turned up more merchandise,
a sweatshirt and a duffel bag located behind the ASF Outdoors store. Officers set up a perimeter in the area and
the Westport K9 unit responded. K9 Officer James Loomer and Police Service Dog Koda tracked from the rear
window of Athletic Shoe Factory, behind the neighboring stores and out to Maple Avenue South. The track
continued to Post Road East, then west towards the Pier One parking lot. In the lot, officers located the suspect,
19 year old Jonathan Loeser, who was attempting to walk away. Loeser was detained without incident. Officers
were able to connect evidence from the burglary scene directly to Loeser. Loeser was taken into custody and
transported to police headquarters. The suspect information and charges are as follows:

Jonathan Loeser, age 19 of 7 Bonnie Brook Road, Westport CT
Charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, CGS 53a-103, and Larceny 6th Degree, CGS 53a-125b
Bond set at $10,000.00 with a court date of 04/10/13

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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