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Alleged Wandering Child Leads to Charges

Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

Trumbull Police said a man wanted in Stratford for allegedly shoplifting was found at Best Buy in Trumbull with reportedly stolen items in his car.

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A Westport woman was arrested after her two-year-old daughter was found roaming around a snow-covered street at night while temperatures were in the 20's, police said.

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Stamford police got involved in a case where a Brick, NJ, man was allegedly harassing a New Canaan couple because he'd become obsessed with the woman, whom he had dated almost two decades prior. The man allegedly began harassing the woman's husband while he was at his finance-related job in Stamford—by doing things like ordering 20 pizzas at a time to be delivered.

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An alleged drunk driver in Norwalk who police said couldn't pass a sobriety test got himself busted when he got into an accident—by rear-ending a detective.

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A session of video games and beer got a reality check earlier this month when one of the gamers traded his controller for a set of car keys and drove his mother's Nissan into the base of a nearby house, police said.

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A Stratford doctor this week agreed to pay $700,000 to resolve allegations that he and his business engaged in fraudulent billing at several nursing homes in the state.

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Shelton's police chief said the city's ex-assistant finance director, who is accused of , is "innocent until proven guilty." Sharon Scanlon's next court date is Tuesday, Feb. 5.

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Fairfield police are attempting to track down a suspect who stole a woman's car while it was at the gas pump at Cumberland Farms. According to the report, the woman had placed the pump in her gas tank and walked into the convenience store while the gas was pumping -- and when she returned, the car was gone. 

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