Police: Couple’s 3 AM Tussle Gets Court Date for Each of Them



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After returning home from a bar in the wee hours of Sunday, a couple got into an argument which resulted in each pushing the other, according to police, who charged them both with breach of peace.

Darien police described what happened with this account. Police indicated two people were involved in the confrontation, and in trying to describe it within state law, police said the woman was confronting “Protected Party #1” and the man was confronting “Protected Party #2. This article is not using names anyway, but it’s written with the assumption that #1 was the man and #1 was the woman.

This account from police includes accusations not proven in court:

A call at 2:56 a.m. on Sunday to police resulted in officers being dispatched to the Avalon Darien apartment complext at 137 Hollow Tree Ridge Road on the report of a disturbance outside an apartment.

A man, 38, told police that when he and the woman got home, they got into an argument, and he decided to go to a hotel for the night. He started packing a bag, but the woman wouldn’t give him his phone or wallet. During the argument, he said, she pushed him.

The woman told officers she was pushed by the man, and she denied pushing him. She wouldn’t say what the argument was about.

An “uninvolved family member” saw the man “mess up” the woman’s hair during the argument, the family member told police.

Police decided that probable cause existed to issue misdemeanor summonses to both the man and the woman, charging them with second-degree breach of peace, a misdemeanor.

They were released at the scene on a promise to appear Tuesday, Sept. 4 in state Superior Court in Stamford. Their next court date is Oct. 9, according to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website.


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