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Suspect In Knifepoint Fairfield Home Invasion Nabbed After Chase, Police Say

Fairfield Police arrested Guilherme Lima-DaSilva in connection with an alleged home invasion.
Fairfield Police arrested Guilherme Lima-DaSilva in connection with an alleged home invasion. Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

Fairfield Police arrested a Bridgeport man in connection with an alleged home invasion in which he reportedly threatened the occupant with a knife and fled, leading to a police chase and area schools to be placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon, April 30.

Police said that on April 30 at 2:01 p.m. they received a 911 call from a concerned relative who reported that she had received a telephone call from her sister reporting a suspicious person on the property on Coventry Lane. Moments later she reportedly heard her sister yell, “No, No” and the line was disconnected, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

Police were immediately dispatched to respond to Coventry Lane however the direct address was unknown at the time, they said.

According to the police report, approximately four minutes later and while still on the 911 call with the original caller, a 911 call was received from 363 Coventry Lane from an alleged victim reporting that someone had broken into the home and attacked her, displaying a knife. 

The victim reported that the suspect, described as a male, wearing a black baseball cap fled the scene in a black four-door, “simple” type vehicle, police said.

A responding Fairfield Police Officer located a vehicle and driver matching the description given by the victim traveling on Congress Street near Black Rock Turnpike, according to police.

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop as the vehicle pulled into the driveway of a home on Black Rock Turnpike, said police. 

The officer exited his vehicle, requested identification from the driver and began to walk back to his patrol car, according to the report.

When doing so, the operator of the vehicle fled the scene traveling across two properties and engaged police in pursuit north on Black Rock Turnpike subsequently entering the Merritt Parkway Northbound, said police.

Police pursued the vehicle and it exited at Exit 46 and traveled south on Easton Turnpike, according to police.

Later, the suspect vehicle came to rest on the front lawn of a property on Davis Road and the driver allegedly fled the vehicle with police in pursuit, they say.

Following an extensive search, the suspect was found minutes later by police hiding under a deck of a home on Bennett Street and taken into custody, according to police.

Fairfield Police said when taken into custody, jewelry and cash were allegedly found on the suspect's person belonging to the victim.

Area schools were placed in a secure status for a short time while the suspect was at large and then upon his apprehension, they were released of this status.

“The Fairfield Police Department advises the community that there is no threat to public safety and the suspect, in this case, was taken into custody due to the quick actions of the victim, witnesses, and the professional and keen observations of a Fairfield Police Officer.”

Guilherme Lima-DaSilva, 40, of Houston Ave., Bridgeport was charged with the following charges and held on a $500,000.00 bond.

Criminal Charges:

  •  Home Invasion
  •  Assault on an Elderly Person (Victim is 62 years old)
  •  Threatening 2nd
  •  Larceny 2nd
  •  Robbery 2nd
  •  Unlawful Restraint
  •  Motor Vehicle Charges:
  •  Reckless Driving
  •  Engaging In Pursuit
  •  Evading Responsibility
  •  Unregistered Motor Vehicle
  •  Misuse of Plates
  •  No Insurance

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