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Cops: Man Charged with Hit-and-Run in Fairfield

A New Canaan man turned himself in at police headquarters on a warrant Tuesday for the incident, which occurred in May.

[Editor's note: The following report was updated to reflect court documents. Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]

A New Canaan man faces motor vehicle charges stemming from a May 2012 incident in which he allegedly fled from an accident, police said.

William Fieber, 52, of Ponus Ridge, was charged Tuesday with evading responsibility and following too close after the vehicle he was driving reportedly struck the rear of a car stopped at a red light at the intersection of Sanford Street and Post Road on May 10.

According to the initial report, the two drivers were supposed to exchange insurance information, but the driver later identified as Fieber drove off before completing the exchange. The victim, however, was able to obtain the registration number of the vehicle, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.

During the course of the investigation, Fieber reportedly came to Fairfield police headquarters with his attorney but declined to be interviewed by police, Lussier said. After Fieber signed a sworn written statement in August stating that he was the driver of the vehicle the night of the incident, police applied for a warrant for his arrest, according to Lussier. He turned himself in at police headquarters on Tuesday on that warrant.

Fieber was released from custody after posting a $100 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 31.

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A Bridgeport man was charged with sixth-degree larceny after he allegedly stole $67 worth of Dove body wash and deodorant from BJ's on Black Rock Turnpike, police said.

Louis Johnson, 44, reportedly placed the items in his pants before trying to leave the store without paying, according to the report.

While he was in custody, Fairfield police also charged Johnson failure to respond to an infraction issued by Bridgeport police.

Johnson was released on a promise to appear in court on Oct. 24.

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A Bridgeport woman was charged with sixth-degree larceny after she allegedly tried to shoplift $118 worth of merchandise from Kohl's, police said.

According to Kohl's loss prevention employees, Camilla Santos, 23, went into a dressing room with items and came out without them. She reportedly placed the merchandise -- a shirt, curtain panels, a wallet, and a fragrance -- into her handbag, police said, and then attempted to leave the store.

Santos was released on a promise to appear in court on Oct. 29.

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