Mother And Daughter Arrested For Burglary

A mother and daughter are sharing more than a name after Orange Police arrested them on Dec. 4. They’ll also be sharing a couple of charges and a court date.


Peggy Curtiss, 55, of 810 Wood Ave., #1, Bridgeport, and Peggy Curtiss, 35, of 554 East Main Street, Bridgeport, were arrested after allegedly attempting to burglarize a home on Orange Center Road.

According to information provided by the Orannge Police Department, officers responded to a private residence in the 900 block of Orange Center Road after receiving a 911 call from the homeowners about a person they did not know who entered their home.

At first, this person is reported to have walked through an unlocked door and then proceeded to walk around the house. She was escorted outside by the homeowners, but then attempted to force her way back in.

When the homeowners would not let her come inside again, the arrestee, the younger Peggy Curtiss, allegedly picked up a decoration from the front lawn, used it to break a window, and crawled in. The homeowners left the house at that point. The complainants suffered no physical harm during this incident.

Officers arrived shortly thereafter and surrounded the house. Officers found the arrestee’s mother, the older Peggy Curtiss, outside the residence in the driveway. She was subsequently taken into custody and charged.

Officers made entry and reportedly found the younger Curtiss in an upstairs bathroom, but she allegedly refused to comply with officers’ demands to exit the room. Officers used a Taser on her in order to take her into custody. She was subsequently given medical attention and ultimately charged.

The older Curtiss was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Burglary 2nd degree and Attempt to Commit Larceny 6th degree. She was released on a $50,000 bond for a Dec. 4 court appearance.

The younger Curtiss was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Burglary 2nd degree, Burglary 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief 1st degree, Breach of Peace, Disorderly Conduct and Attempt to Commit Larceny 6th. She was held on a $100,000 bond for a Dec. 4 court date.