Police: Darien Woman Found Drinking Outside the Depot Youth Center Charged With Not Appearing in Court



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When Darien police were called at about 8:25 p.m., Friday about a woman sitting at a picnic table drinking alcohol outside the Darien Depot Youth Center, they went to the woman.

Darien police said that an officer did a records check and found the 52-year-old woman was wanted on an arrest warrant charging her with not appearing in court for a Stamford police charge of breach of peace on July 1.

— This article, from police and a report in another publication, includes accusations not proven in court.

So the woman, a resident of Noroton Avenue, was arrested on a charge of second-degree failure to appear in court. There were no additional charges filed by Darien police.

She was held on a $5,000 bond all weekend long and taken to state Superior Court in Stamford on Monday. Her bond was not reduced there, and she remains in jail, according to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website.

Police said the woman told them she didn’t realize the area was a teen center. According to the events calendar on the Depot’s website, the teen center was open that night from 7 to 10 p.m.

On July 1, according to an article in the Stamford Advocate, citing police in that city:

Police were told the woman and a man she was with were in a loud argument for more than an hour at Cove Island Park. Police saw the woman yell at the man, turn and walk to the water, then turn back and hold up her middle fingers at him. He yelled back, then she went back to him and joined him on the beach.

Each of the two shoved the other. The couple appeared very intoxicated. Police issued each of them misdemeanor tickets charging them with breach of peace and let them go without an arrest. The woman gave police a home address in Old Greenwich.


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