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Tuesday Dec 16 | via Westport News
Stephen R. Krawitz of Ludlow Road has been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements owed to clients of his New York City personal-injury law firm. A Westport man with a personal-injury law practice in New York City has been indicted on charges that he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from more than a dozen of his firm's clients, including a man who died of cancer before collecting money he was owed and an injured 96-year-old woman. Comment?
Monday Dec 15 | via Westport Now
UPDATE Saying that Westporter Stephen R. Krawitz's actions undermine "the entire legal profession," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. today announced the indictment of the New York personal injury lawyer for allegedly stealing more than $600,000 in settlements from more than a dozen of his firm's clients. Krawitz, 62, was arrested Friday at his Ludlow Road home by New York City detectives aided by Westport police. Comment?
Sunday Dec 14 | via The Westport Daily Voice
A Norwalk woman, Ainsley Friedberg, 52, was charged with driving under the influence after police said her vehicle hit a tractor-trailer in Westport. Academy Award-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein , a Westport resident, was among the lunch guests who rubbed elbows with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge during the royal visit to New York City. Comment?
Thursday Dec 4 | via The Westport Daily Voice
A Westport woman is facing two counts of assault on a peace officer after allegedly biting two police officers and an EMT responding to a domestic violence call on Saturday, Nov. 29, according to thehour.com. Alexandra Skiffington, 26, was arrested after taking her boyfriend's Land Rover without his permission and damaging the vehicle, police told The Hour. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 2 | via The Westport Daily Voice
A Westport man was charged with shooting a landscaper with a pellet gun at the Parent Child Center on Saturday, police said. Eric Lindhal, 25, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree criminal trespass. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 2 | via Westport Now
A Westport man who shot his pellet gun Saturday, injuring a landscaper outside the Parent Child Center, 90 Hillspoint Road, was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree criminal trespass, police said today. Eric Lindhal, 25 of 86 Hillspoint Road, told arresting officers that he had fired the pellet rifle several times at a woodchuck near the property line, "and that he had not been aiming at anything or anyone else," according to Capt. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 2 | via WTNH
A Westport man has been arrested after he shot a landscaper with a pellet gun as the landscaper was working. Police say 25 year old Eric Lindhal told them he had been shooting at a woodchuck at the Parent Child Center on Hillspoint Rd Saturday and did not realize he had shot anyone until a worker showed up at his home a short time later but he was a afraid and denied it at the time. Comment?
Friday Nov 28 | via Westport Now
A 36-year-old Westport mother who was drunk and trying to enter her vehicle with a child and drive away early today punched a police officer in the face as they attempted to stop her, police said. Alyssa Miklinevich of 10 Davenport Ave. was taken into custody after police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance, police said. Comment?
Nov 22, 2014 | via Patch.com
A Shelton man with an "extensive" criminal history was arrested Friday afternoon for burglarizing a home on Kings Drive in Southport. Fairfield police said in a press release that when the residents returned to their home at about 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 21 they noticed damage to their door, saw a burglar inside their house and immediately dialed 911. Comment?
Nov 22, 2014 | via The Weston Daily Voice
Witnesses provided an accurate description of this red pickup truck, leading to an arrest in a home burglary in Fairfield. FAIRFIELD, Conn. Comment?
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