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Cops: Man Chased Ex's Friend in Car

A roundup of arrests from the weekend, courtesy of the Fairfield Police Department.

[Editor's Note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]

A Fairfield man was arrested Friday after allegedly smashing the windshield of his ex-girlfriend's car and engaging in a car chase with another man, police said.

According to the police report, Kristian Bogacki, 26, of Coral Drive, went to his ex's home in Fairfield and smashed her car's windshield. Another man, who had been invited to the woman's home to work on a computer issue, was leaving the house in his car when Bogacki reportedly started to chase him in his own vehicle, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.

The man reported the chase to police and said he feared for his life. According to the man, Bogacki chased him at speeds in excess of 100 mph, through back roads and onto I-95 southbound from Exit 24 to Exit 22. Police caught up and stopped Bogacki's vehicle at Old Post Road and South Benson Road, Lussier said.

Bogacki was charged with second-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace, according to police. He was released after his vehicle was towed and he posted a $1,000 bond. Bogacki is due in court on Sept. 24.

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A Bridgeport man was charged Saturday with filching the wallet of another prisoner after being arrested by Fairfield police in August.

Shaun Costello, 30, was charged with sixth-degree larceny following an investigation. According to the initial report, a man arrested for allegedly driving under the influence was in the department's holding cell in mid-August and had put his wallet down while he was being processed. He was discharged but could not find his wallet.

Video surveillance footage revealed Costello was also in the holding cell at the time the wallet was stolen. Police said footage showed Costello reaching for the wallet and putting it in the front pocket of his shorts before he was released.

Costello was arrested on a warrant for the charge by the Seymour Police Department. He was released after posting a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 27.

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A Richmond, Va. man was charged Saturday with shoplifting $239 worth of items from the CVS on Grasmere Avenue, police said.

Eugene Holloway, 56, reportedly took items (including Rogaine and Prilosec), placed them in a basket, walked to another end of the store, and then put the items in a foil-lined booster bag he a brought with him into the store. He walked out with the bag without paying for the items, police said.

Holloway was released after posting a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 26.

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A Fairfield man was arrested late Saturday after police discovered he was in his car at Lake Mohegan hours after the park closed, police said.

Raj Kumar, 20, of Marne Avenue was allegedly found with $60 cash and marijuana in his car and he admitted he intended to distribute it, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.

He was charged with illegal manufacturing, distribution, and/or sale of narcotics and possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, according to the report.

Kumar was released after posting a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 28.

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A New York man faces drug charges after police found plastic bags with marijuana in a cooler in the trunk of his vehicle, police said.

According to police, Sean Passaretti , 18, was on the Fairfield University campus standing with two other subjects next to his vehicle, where the marijuana was discovered in the trunk, police said. The three told the campus' public safety officers they were visiting a student, according to the report.

Public safety officials reported the incident to police, who charged Passaretti with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, according to the report.

Passaretti was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 28.

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A Fairfield man was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct on Sunday after an alleged altercation with his wife, police said.

According to the report, Matthew Snow, 48, of School Street pushed his wife in their driveway. She reportedly sustained injuries to her right forearm and hip,

Snow was released after posting a $5,000 bond and was schedule to have appeared in court on Monday.

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A Greenwich man was charged with fifth-degree larceny and third-degree burglary Sunday after he was reportedly caught stealing items from cars in Fairfield, police said.

Witnesses reported to police that Peter Stevenson, 52, entered a red Honda Civic parked on Unquowa Road and took items from the car. He then reportedly dropped some of the items in an attempt to flee police, who found him in a dark alcove located off Unquowa Road, according to the report.

The owner of the entered vehicle confirmed the items that had been dropped on the street were his. The possessions -- including glasses, a GPS, speakers, and a bluetooth device -- totaled approximately $700.

The vehicle owner told police he thought he had locked the car but, apparently, he had not.

Stevenson was released after posting a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 26.

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