A 42-year-old Darien woman was charged with disorderly conduct after a confrontation with a family member turned physical, although no one was injured, police said.
Darien police gave this account of the incident, including accusations not proven in court:
Police were called to the home at 9:50 p.m. Here’s what the woman who was arrested said:
The woman told police that before she went away for the weekend, she had told a family member to clean up the home. When the woman returned on Monday. Aug. 6, she found the house hadn’t been cleaned up and, in fact, looked worse than when she had left.
The woman argued with the family member, again instructed the family member to clean up, but the family member refused.
The family member went to a bedroom. The woman went in and at some point the victim tried to push her out of the victim’s room. The two wound up pushing each other. The woman took the victim’s phone, which the woman had paid for, and smashed it against a wall.
The victim said:
The victim tried to push the woman out of the victim’s room and the woman pushed back. Along with pushing, at some point the woman hit the victim on a leg with a curtain rod. Police said no injury resulted.
Another family member who police spoke with confirmed that the two were arguing and then pushing each other, and then the woman smashed the victim’s phone against a wall.
Police said the woman was the “primary aggressor” and issued her a misdemeanor summons charging her with disorderly conduct. No one else was charged. The woman was directed to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford the next day, Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Editor’s note: By state law, police don’t release the name of the victim, the victim’s age or relationship to the person charged, or even whether the victim is male or female. Darienite.com doesn’t mention the name of the arrested person in all but the more severe domestic incident cases.