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Fairfield Man Blames Poor Driving on Bad Pizza

Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

 

A woman allegedly drove into her Monroe neighbor's mailbox and then threatened to burn her house down during the argument that ensued.

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An alleged shoplifter could not fool store security and was arrested as he tried to flee Target in the Westfield Trumbull Mall with clothing and cell phone accessories stuffed under his clothes, police said.

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Remember that holiday refrain: '... what are you doin' New Year's Eve'? For one motorist in Greenwich it meant spending it the police lockup. Seems he was allegedly found sleeping behind the wheel of his car in a central Greenwich intersection.

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A 57-year-old Milford resident allegedly forced his way into a First Night event at Westport Town Hall on New Year's Eve and assaulted an officer, according to police.

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A Hamden man shoveled an elderly woman's driveway and then snuck into her house and stole her pocketbook off the kitchen table, according to police.

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Two Amity High School students were arrested recently — one for allegedly refusing to leave school grounds and the other for reportedly making inappropriate comments to a teacher.

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Two Stratford men were arrested New Year's Day in Orange when they got a bit too boistrious in their celebrating. One man allegedly fired off his .40 cal Sig Saur handgun 14 times to welcome the new year, according to police, while the other, who was already on probation, was reportedly in possession of crack cocaine.

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Stamford Police made an arrest this week relating to an incident in which a man allegedly resolved a dispute by firing a gun into the ceiling of a restaurant vestibule. The man charged with the alleged crime was in possession of a pistol permit and several guns, police said.

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In a crime that would probably only happen in winter, Norwalk police charged a man for allegedly attacking someone with an ice scraper. The suspect, a homeless man, had an ice scraper covered in the victim's blood in his possession at the time of his arrest, police said.

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A woman was reportedly struck by a truck as it drove through a drive-thru ATM in Fairfield. According to police, the woman had waited for the truck to move (it was blocking the entrance to the ATM) before she decided to get out of her car and walk up to the window.

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A man arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Fairfield reportedly told police that it was bad pizza — not alcohol — that caused his poor driving.

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A Naugatuck woman faked her own kidnapping in an attempt to get money from her boyfriend and hide the fact that she sold his car for $500 in drug money, according to police. 

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During the New Canaan-Darien high schools annual "Turkey Bowl" football game on Thanksgiving in Darien, someone went into the New Canaan locker room and urinated on the team's equipment. A backpack containing $20 also was reported stolen. Then on New Year's Eve, Darien police announced they'd arrested five former Darien High School students, charging them with the crimes. Two turned out to be the sons of the former first selectwoman and her husband, the present Democratic town chairman.

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A woman who used to live in Redding was arrested three times in three days following a reported domestic struggle in which the male victim allegedly had to wrestle a loaded gun away from her.

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