Luckily for these Woodbury residents, CL&P and town crews in Woodbury cleared Flanders Road after Sandy swept through and before a home built in the 1800s caught fire Wednesday night. The home was saved and no one was injured in the blaze.
That same evening, police also responded to reports of a man falling down an embankment while trying to fill a water bottle in a river off Judson Avenue.
Authorities responded to a flooded coastal road in Westport during Hurricane Sandy following a driver's unsuccessful attempt to pass through several feet of water in a BMW.
Trumbull Police arrested three people on shoplifting charges in separate incidents. Two tried to walk out wearing clothes they didn't pay for, police said.
Also, a man is accused of stealing a check and trying to cash it, but he fled when a clerk grew suspicious.
In Stamford, three teens were arrested after a victim accused them of attacking and robbing him—and the juveniles were allegedly found to be in possession of the victim's credit cards and cellphone.
A large crowd reportedly 500 strong of allegedly intoxicated Southern Connecticut State University students got upset Halloween night when police arrived to break up the party and started attacking the officer, one of whom ended up with a broken nose. Three students were arrested during the mele.
A Naugatuck teen chased a Waterbury man who tried to steal marijuana from him and stabbed him in the abdomen.
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.