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Police: Podiatrist Couldn't Run from Fraud

Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

Trumbull Police said a man took nearly $100 in baby formula from the Hawley Lane Mall. He also had a pipe used for taking drugs, police said.

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A tractor-trailer driver for a Stratford company was arrested Friday for allegedly using his truck to transport 111 stolen handguns from Massachusetts to Bridgeport and sell some of them on the street.

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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, ME, man was sentenced to 6 years in federal prison for threatening communications he had sent to  Stamford's U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman and other government officials.

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

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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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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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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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After a disheveled man dropped some coins at a restaurant in Darien, and a diner bent down to help him pick them up, she found herself the victom of a slick move. The man immediately left, and then the diner discovered that the iPhone she'd left on the table was gone.

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After he threw a drink at another patron at a Darien bar, a Greenwich man then followed up by throwing a punch, police said. Then police 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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