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Well, If You Hit a Patrol Car, It Saves Police Some Time ...

The most unusual of the unusual police reports from the area this past week.

A driver was taken into custody after he struck the rear end of a Westport police cruiser that was stopped at a red light. The officer could smell alcohol on the driver's breath and the man was not able to speak clearly.

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While attempting to locate a car and driver that fled the scene of an accident, Brookfield police instead arrested a New Fairfield man with the bad fortune to be driving a similar car. After talking with the driver, the officer had him perform field sobriety tests, which he failed. The officer then found prescription drugs, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the car.

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Stamford police are searching for a mystery tree crew who reportedly removed limbs without official authorization in the area of Skyline Rd. when they knocked out a primary line and power to a number of residents for a brief time. The crew reportedly fled from the scene after knocking out the power.

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What did a young Monroe woman's father do when he heard she accidentally hit a deer on the roadway near their home? He asked police if he could take the roadkill home for the venison meat, and an officer let him have it.

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A woman stashed cash in a safe deposit box at Chase Bank in Monroe for the past decade and over that time the savings rose to several hundreds of thousands of dollars. She recently told police all of the money is missing. Due to the pending investigation, police will not say what the exact amount is.

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A robbery suspect in Norwalk made off with money from the cash drawer of a delicatessen—and a substantial amount of deli meat and bread. Police said the suspect filled a black trash bag with loaves of bread of cold cuts before fleeing the scene.

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A Southbury woman was charged with DUI twice in eight hours after allegedly crashing her vehicle multiple times while intoxicated.

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A miniature donkey bit a New Canaan woman's forearm Wednesday morning as she tried to rescue the animal from a brutal attack her own two dogs had launched after they breached an invisible fence at home.

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A Wilton teen was charged with criminal mischief in the second degree after he allegedly keyed the f-word into a car parked at Wilton High School.

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According to police, a Milford man screamed, threw things out of his apartment window and then went outside to stomp on the items he'd thrown out the window.

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