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Cops School Minor on Alcohol Use

School was not yet in session Monday when Westport resident Cody Ropiak of 436 Riverside Ave. decided to pay a late-night visit to Kings Highway elementary.

Police saw Ropiak, 18, walking away from his car after he parked in the entranceway to the school shortly before midnight. When police questioned him, they smelled alcohol on his breath. Ropiak admitted to police that he had been drinking and that there were alcoholic beverages in his car. Police seized several bottles of alcoholic drinks from his car and he was served with an infractions summons.

Also from the police blotter:

? Fairfield resident Alexandre Silva, 39, was taken into custody Tuesday after trying to unload hot coins at Sam Sloat Coins on Post Road East, according to police reports. The coins were listed on a flyer the store received from Fairfield police as items stolen during a burglary in their town. An employee from the store contacted Westport police, who, upon arrival, confirmed that the coins were the ones listed by Fairfield police. The coins are valued between $4,000 and $6,000. Silva was charged with two counts of third-degree larceny and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 10.

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