°
High: °
Low: °
Wind:
Chance of precipitation:

Forecast

close
Friday, December 14 News

Westport Police: Bridgeport man had bullet in his pocket

WESTPORT — A Bridgeport man was charged with first-degree trespassing and criminal possession of ammunition following an incident at a gas station March 25.

Around 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Wheels gas station, 786 Post Road East, on report of an unwanted party. Upon arrival, officers located Lee Bember, 30, parked in the lot and learned Bember had an outstanding warrant out of Trumbull, police said.

On a previous day, a gas station employee told police that Bember entered the station, picked her cell phone off the counter and called his own, and returned to the station several times after the victim repeatedly told Bember to stay away and leave, police said.

Bember, who lives on Marigold Avenue in Bridgeport, was taken into custody and transported to headquarters where officers located a bullet in his coat pocket. Based on prior felony convictions, Bember was prohibited from possessing ammunition, police said.

Bember posted a $1,000 cash bond and was released to Trumbull police on the charges related to his outstanding warrant. He is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Court April 9 for the two Westport charges.

svaughan@hearstmediact.com; 203-842-2638; @SophieCVaughan1

loading