Hit and Run Leads to Evading Responsibility Arrest

SUV at Milton Street Bumped, Scratched

The following arrest and investigations information was supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

Hit and run arrest

A Fairfield man was arrested Wednesday evening for leaving the scene of an accident after striking a parked car.

According to police, a woman at 15 Milton Street reported seeing a dark colored Ford Expedition strike her sister’s 4-door Mazda, which was parked in the driveway. The impact scratched the Mazda. The SUV turned around and left. The woman got a description of the driver and the plate number, which was tracked to William Scheel, 42, of 942 Reef Road. Officers interviewed Scheel, who said he had been at Fayerweather Yacht Club and appeared to be intoxicated. Police took him into custody, but only charged him with evading responsibility.

Scheel was released on a $100 cash bond. No court appearance date was available.


Handbag stolen from cleaners

An employee at Superior Cleaners, 200 Tunxis Hill Road, reported Tuesday evening that someone entered the store last night through an unlocked back door and took her handbag.

According to police, the handbag had been placed on a shelf at the rear of the store. When the employee went to leave at 8 p.m., it was gone. The employee believes the theft occurred at 6:11 p.m., judging from a surveillance video she reviewed that showed a woman on a cell phone peeking around the store and near the shelf. The bag was black and medium-sized and contained $160 in cash, debit cards, an I.D. card and a gold ring. The victim learned that one of the debit cards was used at an ATM at Hudson County Bank in Fairfield while a second was used to make two withdrawals -- $20 and $60 – at a Bank of America ATM. Police are further investigating.


Student’s laptop stolen from Sacred Heart University

A female student reported around 9 p.m. Wednesday night that her laptop computer had been stolen.

According to police, the student accidentally left the laptop – a Hewlett-Packard valued at $1,000 – on a table in the cafeteria around 7 p.m. It was gone when she returned 45 minutes later.


Woman arrested for assault after scratching boyfriend

A North Haven woman was arrested early Wednesday morning on third-degree assault and disorderly conduct charges after scratching and biting her boyfriend.

According to police, Andrea Proto, 19, was trying to leave her boyfriend’s home, at 1610 N. Benson Road, when he took her cell phone. When he wouldn’t return it, she attempted to take it back, scratching his neck and biting his forearm. Proto was issued a misdemeanor summons and released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 14.


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