A 52-year-old woman on Tuesday, May 5, was first charged with shoplifting by Fairfield police, who then notified Darien police that they could pick her up on a warrant charging her with violating a restraining order involving a Darien resident.
Darien police described what happened with this account, which includes accusations not proven in court:
Back on Feb. 12, 2012, the legal guardian of a 10-year-old boy told Darien police that a restraining order had been issued to prevent the boy’s mother from making harassing phone calls to the guardian but had later made two more, leaving phone messages.
Police listened to the messages and noted that the woman, a Mount Vernon, New York resident, had left her name. Officers confirmed the details of the order and tried to contact the caller, but couldn’t. They applied for and received an arrest warrant.
Eight years passed.
And then some.
After Darien police received the 4:30 p.m. call from Fairfield, they picked up the woman, brought her to Darien Police Headquarters and processed her arrest. She was released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport today, Monday.
Which likely won’t be a much better day than last Tuesday.