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Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.


New Year's a big hit for this driver

A New York City woman's New Year's morning started off with a hit — literally.  by Greenwich Police who say her car hit an exterior mirror of a cruiser that already was stopped — with lights flashing — with another motorist, and that she continued driving onto the Exit 2 entrance ramp of I-95. Police caught up to her and arrested her after she failed field sobriety tests.

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Someone smashed in the driver's side window of a 2012 Audi A8 on Dec. 31 and grabbed a silver-colored men's wristwatch that was in plain view on the center console, according to Darien Police.

According to a police report, the owner of the car—which has a suggested retail price of almost $80,000—said the watch . The owner didn't remember the make or model.

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MTA Metro-North police reportedly took a boyfriend and girlfriend into custody after the boyfriend’s SUV was found  in Fairfield before dawn on New Year’s Day. The couple was located in the woods nearby.

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Three times this week, businesses in downtown Fairfield reported receiving .

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A burger and fries joint in Fairfield reported to police this week that—for reasons not yet clear—someone cut a hole into a metal grate and , from a storage area in the back of the restaurant.

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Redding Police continue to investigate a fatal accident which occurred on Christmas morning. As a result of the accident, a mother of a five-year-old was killed in the vehicle driven by her husband.

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Westport police busted three teens with fake identification at the Black Duck Cafe after the owner approached an officer and said there was a person on the premises who refused to leave. The officer located the three individuals who were intoxicated in the parking lot and charged them accordingly. 

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A 20-year-old male New Canaan resident reported an attempted fraud to police after he received a call alerting him that someone, a female, had attempted to open a bank account using his Social Security number. The report indicates that eight banks were contacted unsuccessfully in an effort to open accounts.

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A Trumbull woman is charged with altering her narcotics prescription to receive extra pills. Trumbull police said she presented a prescription for narcotics on Sept. 22, 2011, and the pharmacist confirmed the change by calling her doctor. She denied the allegations to officers who talked to her in her home, police said.

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 in the butt and leg by an unknown suspect on Dec. 31.  According to the police, the man was coming back from St. Nick's grocery store when two males came up from behind him. As he fled, the man was shot twice. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital with non-life threatening wounds.

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