Police: Darien Man Violates Restraining Order, Gets Arrested



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A 43-year-old Darien man violated a restraining order last Tuesday, Jan. 22 when he slept on a couch rather than the basement of his home on Hoyt Street, police said.

Darien Police described what happened with this account, which includes accusations not proven in court:

Police were called to the home at 12:14 a.m. on a report of an argument between the man and another resident. When they arrived, the resident said there was an active restraining order against the man. Police confirmed that.

According to the restraint order, the man was supposed to sleep in the basement, but when the resident arrived at home, the resident saw Blake sleeping on a couch on the first floor.

The resident tried to take a picture of Blake, but he woke up, became upset that his picture was being taken and asked what was going on.

The resident went up to the second floor, with the man following, although he didn’t go upstairs.

“Based on the complainants statement that they felt threatened, [he] was in violation of the restraining order,” police said Monday in an announcement.

He was charged with violating the order and held on a $1,000 bond, then taken to state Superior Court in Stamford that morning. In court, his bond was eliminated and he was released. His next court date is March 5.

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