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Arresting News: Asleep at the Wheels; Refusing a Ticket

Unique and interesting arrests and investigations from around Fairfield County.

Arresting News: Asleep at the Wheels; Refusing a Ticket

Greenwich Police say a motorist slept through an engine fire in his car and firefighters extinguishing it. Perhaps not surprisingly, 

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Three people were arrested in a , and another person was also charged with shoplifting at Kohl's in a separate incident. Both stuffed clothing into bags and walked out of the store, police said. One haul was just over $500 and the other $1,220, police said.

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Westport police reportedly  while the engine was running. An officer eventually broke one of the car windows in order to wake the driver, as he was totally unresponsive. 

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A Shih Tzu in Stamford had to be  only after a carpenter was called to dismantle a portion of the deck first.

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The Norwalk City Police Chief Harry W. Rilling  this week. Rilling is moving on to a job in the private sector.

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Seventeen motor vehicles, along with a house and a garage were illegally entered overnight last weekend in Darien along several streets in town. 

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Fairfield police are investigating a series of high-end retail thefts that have resulted in .

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, two youths chasing another by bicycle were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car; a fourth teen was arrested for allegedly stealing a bike while he made his getaway.

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A Darien Police animal control officer wanted to give a woman a ticket charging her with having her dog off of a leash in a town park and not registering the dog, but she walked away, refused to accept the ticket and  in giving information to the officer, police said. So for alleged violations of a state infraction and a town ordinance the woman was charged with a misdemeanor — interfering with an officer — and must appear in court.

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Local police teamed up with State Police this week in executing a search warrant on a home in Stratford suspected of . Police said they seized drugs, drug packaging materials and cash in the raid.

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A Milford man  at a person from inside a car.

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A Naugatuck woman being evicted from her apartment , police said.

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A man escaped serious injury after he reportedly swerved to avoid an animal on Route 6 in Woodbury before , Fire Chief Janet Morgan said.

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Three people went on a shopping spree at several different stores in Hamden recently — the only problem is that according to police . Now they're facing charges.

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