A 20-year-old White Plains man is accused of breaking into two cars this morning in Port Chester, according to Port Chester police.
Police said Christopher Stanley of 441 Central Ave., White Plains, was arrested after he was found on a bench under the railroad bridge on Westchester Avenue, just a few blocks from the parking lot near the Stop and Shop supermarket at Waterfront Place, where the cars were targeted.
Police said the car break-ins took place about 3:15 a.m. A worker taking a break outside the store spotted a man in a car, but did not realize there was a problem until a short time later when the worker was outside again and noticed the man in a different car, police said.
When the man was spotted the second time, store workers noticed that he was in a car belonging to a fellow worker. Police said the workers confronted the man and chased him on foot when he ran off.
The workers gave police a description of the man, and Stanley was spotted a short time later. Police said a village officer saw Stanley on the bench on Westchester Avenue and watched him until other officers could arrive and assist with arresting Stanley.
Port Chester police later discovered Stanley was also wanted for a parole violation. He was ordered held in the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla pending a Port Chester Village Court hearing on Monday.
Stanley is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, a felony. He is accused of breaking the window of a 1993 Mercury Cougar and stealing $2 worth of quarters, and damaging the radio and dashboard of a Chevrolet Prizm.