Darien Police: Two Domestic Disturbances Result in Arrests

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Two unrelated domestic disturbances recently resulted in charges for town residents. Darien police gave out these details:

A 56-year-old Darien man was charged with violating a protective order when he knocked several items off of a counter in anger when the victim refused to talk to him about selling the house.

The victim also told police that the man had done several other minor things in order to cause annoyance. The man was arrested and later released on a $10,000 bond.

Based on the investigation, officers placed McGovern under arrest for violation of the protective order. Police were alerted at 10:25 p.m. on Nov. 15 with a 911 call that was abandoned but traced, and they went to the Darien home (police gave no address or street name).

The man was transported to headquarters where he was processed and photographed. McGovern was released on a $10,000 bond and given a court date of November 16, 2016 in Stamford.

In the other incident, a 20-year-old Stamford woman got into an argument with her boyfriend in the Village Pond housing complex. Police were called to the scene at 5:11 p.m. on Nov. 18.

The woman told police that she had argued with her boyfriend, but that everything was fine. The boyfriend told police that she grabbed his arm when he was about to walk away.

At first, he lied to police about the woman’s name. The woman also gave police an incorrect name — but not the same name her boyfriend had given them. When police questioned each of them further, the boyfriend admitted that he was trying to protect her.

Once police had her real name they determined that she was the subject of an order of protection concerning the boyfriend, and she had violated it. She was arrested both on charges of violating the order and criminal impersonation. The woman was later released on a $10,000 bond, which was posted.

Both cases were referred to state Superior Court in Stamford.