A feud over a parking space for a boat has led to an accusation that Greenwich's harbormaster was producing child pornography when he caught images of kids playing in the water while taking photos along the town's shore. Retired police officer Peter Silbereisen apparently keeps his boat tied to a mooring in the middle of a public channel off the shoreline. Harbormaster Ian MacMillan deemed it a hazard and sent Silbereisen a notice ordering him to move it. Silbereisen ignored the order. So MacMillan and his crew moved the mooring and boat 120 yards towards the shore themselves. Silbereisen moved it back. Gathering evidence of this, the harbormaster returned on his boat with a camera. It was a nice day and boaters were gathered there. MacMillan says he heard Silbereisen on his police marine radio requesting police assistance and alleging MacMillan was taking sexually explicit photos of children. Selectman David Theis told Greenwich Time he saw the photos and they show "young people frolicking in the water. Nothing too suggestive at all." Added MacMillan, "I have no interest in any kind of porn at all."
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has been one of the more unorthodox Connecticut politicians on Twitter. The 49-year-old Republican sends out dozens of tweets a day and peppers them with slang. (A tweet to a TV news station: "One luv to u and ur news peeps.") He live-tweets as he watches football games and episodes of "The Walking Dead." He also communicates with city residents about concerns like blight and unplowed streets (often calling constituents "dude" and "dawg"). Shortly before Boughton announced he was running for governor, all tweets older than three weeks disappeared. A few journalists tweeted at him for an explanation. Unable to resist being colloquial, Boughton tweeted back, "Lol... I clean it out every once in a while.. No biggie."
State Marshal James Morrissey was serving paperwork to evict a man in New Haven. He says the tenant, Radames Curbelo, yelled at him, crumpled the papers, stomped on them and slammed the door — which didn't phase Morrissey. "I've been doing this for 30 years, so yelling doesn't bother me," he told the New Haven Register. What reportedly happened next was atypical. Curbelo, 36, allegedly came back with a three-foot samurai sword. "I run four miles a day so I'm in pretty good shape," Morrissey said. "I told him if you can run four miles maybe you can get me." He sprinted away and Curbelo allegedly went all Shogun Assassin on the marshal's Ford Explorer, slashing at the doors and rear windshield until city police arrived.
Dr. Roy M. Main, a 58-year-old physician, was arrested after he confusedly entered a stranger's Westerly home, according to police. Gilda Restelli told The Day she awoke to hear an unfamiliar voice "asking for someone named Bill." She added that she and her husband are from Brooklyn (with a name like Gilda Restelli, how could she not be?) and hence would not be taking any crap. Her husband rushed the intruder, pushed him down a flight of stairs and detained him for police. "He kept saying, 'I'm Dr. Main. I'm Dr. Main,'" Restelli said. "Just because you have a license to practice medicine doesn't mean you have license to enter into someone's house." Police say they found marijuana in Main's vehicle and he may have been intoxicated.
Police suspect that Edward Minerly started a fire in his Derby apartment building because he wanted a place on the ground floor. Neighbors told police that 50-year-old Minerly had been having difficulty walking and had been saying he wanted a first-floor unit. One day, after he sent his wife off to buy cigarettes, a fire ignited in the empty apartment next to theirs.
Hollis Ross of Darien is apparently not the kind of dad to take lip from his adult daughters. In the midst of a family argument, Ross, 68, allegedly got in his Lexus and drove across several lawns in an attempt to run down his two kids, police told The Hour. They both reportedly dodged harm by leaping into the bushes. Ross then crashed his car into his wife's parked SUV, exited carrying a hammer and busted out the windows of his wife's vehicle, police say. Officers reportedly found Ross' blood-alcohol content to be quite high.
An 88-year-old Norwalk man called the mayor's office about the very important issue of cars and motorcycles speeding by his home too quickly. When that didn't yield results, he apparently hid behind some bushes and pointed an unloaded shotgun at the road. Police took him to Norwalk Hospital for an evaluation, reports The Hour.
More proof we need to start paying teachers more: Natalie Dix, a math teacher at a Manchester middle school, was arrested on charges she drove the getaway car in a scrap metal heist. Police told the Hartford Courant that Dix, 41, was parked in an area while a man (who fled) was removing metal from a private property.
Someone is planning an awesome weekend! An as-yet-unidentified couple shoplifted 11 boxes of condoms from the Stop and Shop in Monroe, and police told Monroe Patch they suspect the same pair made off with four 12-packs of of Red Bull from the town's Big Y.