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Arresting News: Setting TV on Fire; Grenades in Junk Pile

Interesting and unusual arrests from around the area.

A Monroe man was arrested after allegedly throwing a tantrum when his TV set blew out. Police said he took the TV outside, doused it with gasoline and set it on fire, then tried to tackle a police officer when police and firefighters arrived at his house. While being arrested, police said the man, who had the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on him, was screaming and kicking the window of the police cruiser, threatening to kick it out.

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A home health care worker is accused of stealing almost $100,000 from a Naugatuck man whom she worked with last year. 

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A dispute over access to a parking spot led Greenwich Police to the discovery of several guns inside the home of the man they say threatened his neighbor after pulling a handgun from his holster, according to police.

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Police said a female employee of Target's cash drawers were short on numerous occasions while she worked at the store in the Westfield Trumbull Mall. , police said.

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A Darien man with a scrap metal pile in his yard to which friends and neighbors would occasionally add called police — who then called the Stamford bomb squad — when two grenades were discovered among the discarded metal. The grenades were determined to be duds.

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A delivery driver dropping off packages to a Norwalk CVS store had his GPS unit stolen out of his truck while he was delivering pallets.

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A Shelton man was arrested in Fairfield after he allegedly wrecked a Cumberland Farms bathroom in town, police said. The 19-year-old was reportedly intoxicated when he jumped out of his friend's moving vehicle on I-95 and journeyed to the gas station, where police said he wreaked $800 worth of damage.

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After nearly hitting a Middlebury cop with his pickup truck, police said a man led officers on a car chase in which he drove the wrong way on a highway.

JAMIE HOWARD January 14, 2013 at 03:26 AM
i must say even with this bad economy people are much better off than there parents an there parents before them -so why all the crime?we got every thing under the sun at our finger tips.[ if you want to work or be creative]= has the american people lost the will to be creative?- is the goverment making us complacent?i am very concerned where this nation is headed... listen up you politicians- pay more attenition to the people an get rid of dead wood in all forms of goverment =cut taxes an be accountable- there a dark cloud over this country natives are restless -PS=i might also say we are over developed we are running out of resources- we cant even maintain what we have

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