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For Some, New Year's Day in the Pokey

Situations in which police provided accommodations for celebrants in more secure locations, and other out-of-the-ordinary experiences recorded by area police departments.

 

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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One motorist in Greenwich was allegedly found sleeping behind the wheel of his car on New Year's Eve in a central Greenwich intersection.

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

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Stamford Police made an arrest this week in connection with 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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A Hamden man shoveled an elderly woman's driveway—then snuck into her house and stole her pocketbook off the kitchen table, according to police.

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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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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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