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Police Searching for Mystery Tree Crew Knocking Down Power Lines

Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

 

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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Two New York residents allegedly tried to shoplift items from Lord & Taylor in Trumbull by paying with reportedly forged credit cards. Police said they found five Visa gift cards in the couple's possession. They were each held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

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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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Stamford police are searching for a mystery tree crew who were reportedly removing 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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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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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, adding the DUI charge.

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Following a brief pursuit both by car and foot, Fairfield and Bridgeport police detained a man who allegedly robbed and threatened to kill the clerk at a Southport convenience store.

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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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According to Police, a Milford man was arrested for screaming, throwing things out of his apartment window and then coming outside to stomp on the items he had thrown out the window, allegedly.

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Bridgeport police announced this week the seizure of hundreds of prescription medications -- including the powerfull painkiller oxycodone -- and $134,000 in cash from a Stratford home believed to be the site of an illegal drug operation.

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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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