Trouble with a Machete, Hand Grenade, Paintball Gun

Avoid trouble: Don't walk around with a machete, don't store a hand grenade, don't commit vandalism with a paintball gun—and other advice implied by area police reports.

Trumbull Police said a local man had a machete strapped to his waist and was seen dumping brush on public property. He had been warned about the machete before, police said, since it's illegal to carry a knife with a blade of more than four inches long.

When confronted, he was reportedly uncooperative and his mother allegedly interfered as officers tried to arrest him. She is charged with interfering with police and breach of the peace.


A Weston man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after liquor store employees told police he was in front of the store, revving his engine, over and over again. Wilton police also saw him continue to rev the engine, until they arrested him.


Someone was driving around shooting orange and yellow paintballs in Newtown.


You never know what you're going to find when cleaning the house. These folks were cleaning a house in Middlebury and chanced upon ammunition and a hand grenade. Oddly enough, that wasn't the first time a grenade was turned over to the Middlebury Police Department.


Since mid-September, Stamford Police have been dealing with a wave of incidents in which teens on bikes are stealing cellphones from women who are talking on them while they walk down the street in the area of Downtown Stamford. The suspects are taking the phones and wiping them of all internal information before police are able to track down electronically where the phones are being taken.


A Stamford man was bitten on his nose by one of three suspects who tried to rob him in front of his home, according to police. He had to be treated at Stamford Hospital.

Thomas November 15, 2012 at 09:22 PM
I hate it when people use paintball markers to do horrible acts. It just makes the sport look bad and the players look like delinquents. A lot of sites like http://www.airsplat.com/airsoft-info.htm give education pages and advise AGAINST ANYTHING LIKE THIS! But people like this make it so difficult to take away any misconception on the sport. Most people expect to find jewels or missing letters/photos. But grenades?! Really?!


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