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Man Charged with Using Kids to Steal Clothes

Reports of unusual (but this week, not especially amusing) arrests and investigations from the area.

Man Charged with Using Kids to Steal Clothes

Danbury Police were called to Walmart, where they charged a man with shoplifting and two counts of risk of injury to a minor because he was using children to help steal clothes, police said. "Charles Dickents would be proud," commented bordwithbs. No, he wasn't Fagin or the Artful Dodger.

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A Monroe firefighter tried to rescue a cat from a tree when it bit him and ran off. Now he has to receive post exposure treatment for rabies.

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When a Milford teen was arrested for allegedly stealing perfume from Sears, police said, they also discovered heroin on her.

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A Stratford resident Wednesday accidentally fired off his rifle at his apartment, causing a bullet to go through his neighbor's floor, police said. Luckily, no one was injured.

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A Shelton man is accused of turning a $116 check into a $916 check through forgery. Trumbull Police said the man cashed in some gold and changed the check in February. 

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Authorities were called for a report of an intoxicated man driving his car into Southbury Mobil on three wheels. When police arrived they found the man  passed out at the pump.

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The Westport police have received a number of complaints regarding the theft of political campaign signs, which is a criminal offense that could result in larceny and trespassing charges.

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Monroe and Shelton police officers say they found a .38 caliber revolver in a man's apartment during a search, but it wasn't one of the stolen firearms police were looking for. However, the serial number matched one of the victim's other guns, police said, leading to an arrest for the stolen weapon last week.

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An alarm at the Middlebury Shell station was set off in the early morning of Thursday, Oct. 18. Police couldn't find any suspects but did check out the security footage of a man entering the store. Later that day, an officer saw a man matching the description of the suspect riding his bike on Route 63, police said. The man, upon seeing police officers approach, allegedly tried to hide the cartons in his hoodie.

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Hamden Police said they arrested a Quinnipiac University student on Thursday, Oct. 18 after they intercepted a delivery of a pound and a half of marijuana mailed to him via the U.S. Postal Service. The package had a street value of $15,000, according to police.

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Shelton Police are looking for two white males who broke into a gas station early Monday morning and took off with cigarette cartons. The burglars were caught in the act on surveillance cameras.

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A Fairfield man faces burglary and larceny charges after he broke into his neighbor's house and stole jewelry, according to police.

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Naugatuck police thought they were making a routine traffic stop. That stop, however, led to an arrest of the two occupants for having 29 grams of marijuana in their possession that police believe they were trying to sell, police said. 

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A Norwalk man was arrested after he kicked in the door to a stranger's apartment looking for his car, police said. His friends had allegedly taken away his keys because he'd had too much to drink.

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