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State Trooper Charged with Stealing from Victim of Fatal Accident

The arrest is one of many unusual incidents and investigations in the area this week.


A state trooper was charged this week with stealing from the victim of a fatal accident on the Merritt Parkway. The accident occurred on the Fairfield stretch of the parkway in September of this year. The trooper is accused of taking cash and jewelry from the body.

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A Hamden woman  of the town's new Police Department, according to police, after she was arrested on a noise complaint last weekend. She caused more than $5,000 in damages, police said.

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A Monroe man told police that a tree came crashing down across the road, damaging the siding on his house and garage. Officers found evidence that someone had cut the tree down, but it was unclear who did it.

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A Brookfield podiatrist was arrested Thursday on allegations that he overbilled Medicare. According to police, he billed people for surgical procedures never performed when, allegedly, he had only done work such as clipping toenails.

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A Portland, Maine, man was sentenced to six years in federal prison for threatening communications he had sent to U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman and other government officials.

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A Fairfield University student faces multiple narcotics charges after university personnel discovered he was

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After he allegedly threw a drink at another patron at a Darien bar, a Greenwich man reportedly followed up by throwing a punch. Police then threw him in jail (at least until he paid his bail).

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While New Canaan and Darien high school football teams were playing their annual Turkey Bowl game on Thanksgiving in Darien, some people slipped into the New Canaan team's locker room, stole a backpack and urinated on other belongings. It was the latest incident in a history of vandalism and rowdy behavior in the two towns' long-running football rivalry.

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A Norwalk man was arrested after allegedly trying to push a fellow traveler off a Metro-North train platform in Port Chester.

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When someone shut off the power switch for his home twice in the past month, a Monroe man put a padlock on his electric meter box. Police said the lock was torn off one night and the swith had been flipped, leaving the homeowner in the dark once again.

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A Monroe resident learned that his credit card number was stolen when the thief tried to buy a pizza in Bridgeport. The businesses called the victim when the address for the delivery didn't match the owner's address on the account.

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A Southbury man was charged with burglarizing his neighbor’s home after police responded to a break-in and found items stolen from the house strewn across his front lawn.

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