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Arresting News: Alleged Theft at the Gas Pump

A Connecticut woman was arrested after her two-year-old daughter was found roaming around a snow-covered street at night. That's just one of the unusual police items in the weekly round-up.

 

A Cheshire woman was arrested on 170 counts of possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree larceny. According to Woodbury police, the arrest took place after an investigation into missing controlled substances at Woodbury Drug Store was completed.

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Fairfield police arrested a man on a Monroe warrant after he allegedly called his ex-girlfriend several times, left 11 voicemails and sent her 11 emails in spite of a protective order barring any contact with her.

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Trumbull Police said a man wanted in Stratford for allegedly shoplifting was found at Best Buy in Trumbull with reportedly stolen items in his car.

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A Westport woman was arrested after her two-year-old daughter was found roaming around a snow-covered street at night while temperatures were in the 20s, police said.

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Stamford police got involved in a case where a Brick, N.J., man was allegedly harassing a New Canaan couple because he'd become obsessed with the woman, whom he had dated almost two decades prior. The man allegedly began harassing the woman's husband while he was at his finance-related job in Stamford—by allegedly doing things like ordering 20 pizzas at a time to be delivered.

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An alleged drunk driver in Norwalk who police said couldn't pass a sobriety test got himself busted when he got into an accident—by rear-ending a detective.

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A session of video games and beer resulted in a reality check earlier this month when one of the gamers traded his controller for a set of car keys and drove his mother's Nissan into the base of a nearby house, police said.

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The driver in a fatal car accident in Naugatuck, who was driving the wrong way on Route 8, had a blood alcohol level of almost three times the legal limit, police say. 

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A Stratford doctor this week agreed to pay $700,000 to resolve allegations that he and his business engaged in fraudulent billing at several nursing homes in the state.

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Shelton's police chief said the city's ex-assistant finance director, who is accused of , is "innocent until proven guilty." Sharon Scanlon's next court date is Tuesday, Feb. 5.

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Fairfield police are attempting to track down a suspect who stole a woman's car while it was at the gas pump at Cumberland Farms. According to the report, the woman had placed the pump in her gas tank and walked into the convenience store while the gas was pumping -- and when she returned, the car was gone.  

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An Oxford man was charged with driving under the influence after he was found sleeping behind the wheel of a car at 2:30 on a Monday afternoon, police say.

About this column: The week's most unusual arrests from around Fairfield County. The information above was provided by area police departments. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of what police allege.

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