No Place Like Home

There's no place like home for a crime to take place, that is.


A Norwalk homeowner who heard noise outside his home late at night this week and went to investigate found a heavyset man creeping across his property. The homeowner yelled at the man, who fled the scene—with the homeowner chasing him down the street.


An out-of-state complainant called Fairfield police this month to ask them to check on her deceased parents' home, which was listed for sale and supposed to be unoccupied. According to police, the daughter was taking care of the utility bills and noticed last month's bill was much higher than the previous months. Police checked on the home and found a woman was indeed living there, and she had found the home listed for rent on Craigslist. The complainant had not agreed to sublet the home—police are investigating.


A pair in Stamford was arrested on charges of stealing copper from a building the city owned that was scheduled for demolition. The couple allegedly sold the copper on the street and took a celebratory trip to McDonalds before getting picked up—still covered in dry wall and plaster dust, according to police.


Westport police charged a 21-year-old Westport man after he the paint on the hood of the car, according to police. He told a police officer he was "just trying to get the officer’s attention because he was upset and wanted a ride home," police said.


The owner and manager of a Hamden residential care facility was arrested on an accusation she stole one client's debit card and withdrew $1,200 from the related bank account. The woman also allegedly forged a check of another client for $130, police said.


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