Private Spat, Public Physical Struggle, Police Issue Summonses

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A man and a woman who either live with each other or are in a relationship got into a public struggle Wednesday morning when one tried to retrieve a phone the other person had.

Both were charged with breach of peace; no one was reported injured.

The Darien police description of the incident followed state law in not giving any identifying information about the two. The police account identified neither of them  as a juvenile or said either was sent to juvenile court, so we can assume they were a man and a woman.

With minor editorial style changes, here’s the complete account, in the words of the announcement (which includes accusations not proven in court):

Incident Type: Domestic Disturbance

Incident # 2017-018172

Blotter Date/Time Dec. 27, 10:26 a.m.

Location: Noroton Avenue

Officers were dispatched to the area of Noroton Avenue for the report of an assault in progress between a male and female. The male had left the scene, but was located by responding officers and returned to the residence.

One of the parties involved stated they dropped off the other earlier that morning at the train station, and that the other party accidentally left their cell phone in the vehicle.

The two met at the gas station at 164 Noroton Ave., where the phone was to be returned. An argument ensued between the two, resulting in one of the parties leaving the area on foot, with the other following in order to retrieve their phone.

A brief physical altercation ensued on Noroton Avenue as the two fought over the cell phone in question. The owner of the cell phone eventually ended up taking it from the other party, and the two parted ways.

The second involved party gave a similar version of events, as did two witnesses. Both parties were issued misdemeanor summons requiring their appearance in court.

Both were charged with breach of peace and given a court date of Dec. 28 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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