A Port Chester man is accused of burglarizing two homes close to his own home on Field Place and is being held in the Westchester County Jail on $125,000 bail, according to Port Chester Police.
A call from a Port Chester resident about a suspicious man at her rear door led to the arrest of Salvatore Vizzari, 26, of 15 Field Place, and the discovery of stolen laptops and jewelry in his home, police said.
An investigation into Vizzari began about 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, when village police officers went to Field Place to investigate the call from a Port Chester woman who was concerned about a man who came to her home. Police found Vizzari nearby with a shovel and began to question him.
Port Chester Lt. James Ladeairous said Vizzari told officers he was going to homes in the neighborhood asking if residents wanted him to shovel snow that fell during the nor'easter that hit Port Chester and the region overnight. However, Ladeairous said that Vizzari changed his story several times and village officers decided to bring Vizzari to police headquarters for more questioning.
The Field Place woman who complained about a man who came to her home identified Vizzari as the man who was involved, police said. As a result, Vizzari was charged with third-degree criminal trespassing.
As Vizzari was being held at police headquarters, Ladeairous said police received a call from a Quintard Drive resident who said her home had been burglarized. And, he said police then received a complaint from another Field Place resident who complained his home had also been burglarized.
Ladeairous said police raided Vizzari's home and found laptop computers, personal electronics devices and jewerly that was reported stolen from Quintard Drive and Field Place. Ladeairous said the investigation into Vizzari is continuing.
Items taken in the Quintard Drive burglary were valued at $3,400, while items taken in the other burglary were valued at about $1,500. Quintard Drive intersects with Field Place.
In addition to the trespassing charge, Vizzari was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary. He was arraigned in Port Chester Village Court, where bail was set at $150,000 cash or $250,000 bond. Vizzari was ordered held in the county jail in Valhalla pending a hearing.