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'Chaos and Violence' Shuts Down Carnival

Unusual arrests and investigations from the area.

In Hamden, for the second time this year, the carnival at the Hamden Mart had to be closed down early because of what police termed "chaos and violence." This time a gang of youths attacked a homeless man and accousted an elderly woman getting in her car, according to police, before the event was shut down.

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A Monroe man to the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of his probation. He allegedly repaid about $2,500 of the debt and failed to pay the rest, police said.

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Westport police arrested a Trumbull man after he allegedly pointed his semi-automatic handgun at a man who approached his car following a road rage incident.

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Police in Stamford arrested a Russian national on charges that he was in his home. Officers said they discovered the alleged mushroom-growing facility after arriving at the suspects home to serve a warrant for failure to respond to a ticket.

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Two Wilton brothers were arrested after allegedly getting into an altercation with an off-duty police officer who was attempting to assist one of the brothers as he allegedly drunkenly stumbled around North Main Street in Norwalk.

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Talk about eating on the run -- an apparently hungry thief snagged one of the two pepperoni pizzas a delivery man was trying to deliver in Greenwich. The pizza pilferer ran off, leaving one box of pizza on the ground, police said.

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Police arrested one of two men trying to burglarize a barn in Orange after the barn's owner showed up and chased the man down the street, according to police.

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Fairfield police are seeking information on a man they believe stole money from the tip jar at a restaurant in the center of town. The suspect has been nicknamed the "tipnapper."

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State police are looking for a man who allegedly brandished a knife and caused a disturbance at Nick's Restaurant in Bethlehem, a neighboring town to Woodbury.

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A Monroe man received a  to Best Buy, all he had to do was visit the website bestbuywin.net with his claim number and buy something. After his credit card did not work, he tried another before realizing it was a scam, according to police.

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According to police, a burglar desperately tried to enter a Monroe home, pulling out the frame to a basement window and cutting the screen of another, before forcing open a door to the attached garage which, alas, had no direct access to the house. Items were reported stolen from the garage. 

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