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Two Children Inside During a Home Invasion in Middlebury

Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

A man and a woman allegedly entered a Middlebury home during the daylight hours while two children were inside, according to Middlebury police. They reportedly kicked down a locked bedroom door and allegedly stole various items from the home. The children were unharmed.

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A Stratford man, unhappy with the work done on his vehicle, allegedly broke into the home of his mechanic and robbed him at gunpoint, reportedly fleeing with $75.

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A Monroe man charged with attempted burglary reportedly told officers he was only trying to peek at his ex-wife when the window fell in. The condo was being renovated, so the window was not secure, according to police who said the incident took place at 9 p.m. when the woman was not home.

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Two men face drunken driving and pursuit charges in Trumbull. One had a blood alcohol level of near five times the legal limit of 0.08, police said.

Also, a man allegedly punched a Trumbull Stop & Shop security guard after he was caught with numerous items including electric clippers and electric toothbrushes.

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A Greenwich restaurant bartender was slugged by a patron who became upset when he was told the patron the beer he wanted wasn't available, according to Greenwich after restaurant staff pushed him out the door and locked it.

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A Meriden man "rented" more than $200 worth of video games from Blockbuster in Naugatuck and then sold them to someone else to turn a profit. 

A Westport man was . The man proceeded to cut two chains linking his truck that was being repossessed and the tow truck.

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Two Danbury residents were arrested in Brookfield last week after one smacked and broke the rearview mirror of another car then attempted to flee from police. The two were stopped only after driving over the front lawn of a Federal Road business and sustaining a flat tire.

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Officers stopped a stolen vehicle and arrested the driver, a Hamden man, who was in possession of six bags of marijuana, according to police.

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A Norwalk man who fired a rifle at police, forcing a stand-off situation that put a nearby school on lockdown, was able to be convinced by police to surrender without further incident or injury. A positive outcome to a tense afternoon.

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Some serious incidents in Stamford this week were juxtaposed by some positive news, including 18 officers dedicating their time over several days to help renovate the home of a police officer's widow and a new (almost) police chief Jon Fontneau sitting down with Patch to talk about the job before him.

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A Stratford woman was charged this week with , the Fairfield-based heating and air-conditioning company Brit-Air.

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A Milford man pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return.

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Shelton Police are looking for a man who robbed a Shell gas station at gunpoint last Sunday morning. This week, they released the following security camera photo of the suspect during the stickup. This particular gas station has been robbed numerous times in the past.

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