West Hartford police arrested a 30-year-old local resident at 2:30 a.m. after he pulled what police described as a fake gun on his fiancée during a domestic dispute. Police charged the-man with criminal possession of body armor after they determined he had it and was a convicted felon. The suspect was also charged with disorderly conduct, threatening in the second degree, brandishing a facsimile firearm and risk of injury to a minor.
Oh, Don't Like My Driving?
Four people getting off a coach bus at a rest area in Darien off I-95 were subsequently hit by a second bus pulling in next to the first, according to a May 20 article in the Hartford Courant. No one was killed during the incident, although two people went to the hospital.
The driver of the second bus allegedly took his foot off the brake, mistakenly assuming that it was in park, and it began to roll. When he tried to stop it, he put his foot on the accelerator by mistake.
The same suspects may have allegedly twice robbed one small grocery store in Hartford during the past two days, according to a May 21 article in the Hartford Courant. No one was hurt during either incident.
The owner of the store claimed that the same men who robbed his store on Capen Street on May 19 did so again two days later. Police declined to release further details.
Land or Sea or Snow
An 81-year-old Westport woman crashed her car into her garage on May 21, according to a report in the Hartford Courant. The woman, who was unhurt and refused treatment, also crashed into a snowmobile and a powerboat.
The incident occurred after 10:30 p.m., according to a fire department spokesperson. Police arrived to find the woman trapped inside her Honda Civic, which had flipped on its side. Authorities removed her from the car using a ladder.
A Bridgeport police officer serving as a spokesperson for his department was suspended without pay for allegedly sending out e-mails to reporters that contained racially insensitive caricatures, such as Miguel the Murderer and Hector the Home Invader, according to a May 20 article in the Hartford Courant. Police spokespersons have stated the officer as resigned.
The officer, a former radio news director, suggested that reporters run generic cartoon mug shots rather than wait for real mug shots from the police department. Tyrone the Thief, for example, would have been a mongrel dog wearing sunglasses, while Miguel would have been a skinny rat in a dirty T-shirt.
The Associated Press reports that police arrested a 19-year-old Norwalk man who allegedly beat up a police officer and tried to steal his gun during a May 20 incident.
The motive? The officer stopped him and told him not to jaywalk. The suspect, who was held on $50,000 bond after the incident, swore at the officer and punched him in the face before trying to take the gun.