Fairfield man charged with DUI

 

David Howe, 52, of French Street was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday night.

 

At 10:41 p.m., Fairfield police received a call from an employee of Moe’s Liquor store on the Post Road reporting that an intoxicated male had come into the store to purchase alcohol. When the employee refused to sell Howe any booze, he left in a Jeep Wrangler heading east on the Post Road.

 

Police located the vehicle on South Pine Creek Road and conducted a traffic stop, but Howe continued to drive at 15 mph. Howe took a right turn on to Pine Creek drive and continued to drive a short distance before finally coming to a stop.

 

Officers conducted three sobriety tests, none of which Howe passed. Howe was taken in to police headquarters where he consented to a breathalyzer test.

 

Howe was charged with DUI and was then taken to Bridgeport Hospital for detox. Court is scheduled for Sept. 3.

 

 

 

Bad checks

 

Shaun Butler, 35 of Atlantic Street, Bridgeport, was arrested on Sunday for writing two bad checks back in June. Both checks were written to the UPS store on the Post Road for $130 each.

 

Butler was arrested for DUI on Sunday morning by Connecticut State Police. Fairfield officers picked him up from the Troop G headquarters in Bridgeport.

 

Butler was released on a $130,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 10.

 

 

 

Juvenile larceny

 

Three teens, whose names were not released due to their age, were stopped by Fairfield police at the Tunxis Hill and Kings Highway Cutoff on Monday at 4:30 a.m. Two of the teens were riding bikes while a third was walking with a gray back-pack. Officers found burglar tools inside the backpack.

 

When questioned about the bikes, one teen told police the bike he was riding belonged to his sister. Officers then called the sister who told them that bike did not belong to her. The teen on the second bike admitted to police that he stole it to from a residence in Bridgeport.

 

All three teens, aged 14, 15 and 17, were charged with possession of burglar tools and the two teens on bikes were charged with third-degree larceny. They were each released to their parents with a written promise to appear in court on Sept. 9.

 

 

 

Auto theft

 

A Hurd Street resident called police on Monday at 8:32 a.m., to report that his red Dodge pick-up truck has been stolen from his driveway some time between 2 and 7 a.m.,

 

Police are investigating.

 

 

 

Theft from a vehicle

 

A customer at the Andros Diner on Villa Avenue called police on Monday at 1:38 a.m., to report that her vehicle was broken into.

 

The driver side window was smashed and a MacBook Pro, valued at $1,600, was taken. A hammer was left on the driver side floor.

 

Police are investigating.

 

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