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One of Two Alleged Pumpkin Smashers Caught

Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

 

Orange police allegedly caught one of two men grabbing pumpkins from a Stop & Shop grocery store display on the Boston Post Road and smashing them on the ground in the early hours of October 19.

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During a verbal argument with a companion inside a vehicle, a Milford man allegedly damaged the stereo and dome light of the vehicle.

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Hamden Police arrested a North Haven man who was the manager of a Hamden liquor store that was robbed in August. The man allegedly lied to police about how much money was stolen in that robbery and is now facing charges of making a false statement and interfering with police.

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In Norwalk, a mob assaulted a pair leaving the grocery store this week. Up to 20 men became attacking one of the victims and the car the victims were entering.

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A Good Samaritan breaking up an attempted robbery of a woman' cellphone by a teen on a bike was the first in a series of similar instances throughout the week in which teens on bikes have seemingly been attacking women for their devices.

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A Fairfield man was charged with sixth-degree larceny and breach of peace after he allegedly walked into a shop on the Post Road and demanded $18 from the register, police said. He reportedly needed to fix a broken pipe in his home.

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According to Darien police, when a Darien police officer stopped a 20-year-old Stamford man after seeing him drive 54 mph in a 25 mph zone (and then fail to stop for a stop sign), the officer kept on finding new violations of the law to charge the driver with: A strong odor of alcohol on the man and a half-used bottle of brandy in the car led to a charge of driving while under the influence, then the officer found more than an ounce of marijuana in the car, and finally a cell phone with text messages indicating the man was selling narcotics.

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A Shelton man got an unexpected surprise Thursday morning when a , packing materials and cash in his home -- which is in a school zone. The suspect's two-year-old child was sleeping in a crib at the time of the raid, while his other three kids were at school.

Michael Brown October 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I mourn the loss of the pumpkins. Very tasty squashes.

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