When Easton resident Noelle Graupner finished shopping at Anthroplogie in Westport on Saturday night, the alarm system sounded as she walked out.
At 7:42 p.m., Westport police were called to the store, located at 1365 Post Road E., on a report that a shoplifter was in custody. Upon arrival, police found Graupner, 22, who allegedly tripped the stores alarm as she tried to leave. A search of her shopping bag revealed an additional $489.99 worth of merchandise that she had not paid for, which she later confessed to stealing.
Graupner was charged with sixth-degree larceny. She was released on a promise to appear in court Nov. 9.
Also from the police blotter :
? Monroe resident Richard O'Neill was apparently taking a break early Saturday morning when he was spotted by a patrol car. According to police reports, O'Neill, 35, was stopped in the northbound lane of Riverside Avenue. But when the patrol car turned around, O'Neill's car started up and took off. The car was then seen crossing the double yellow centerline several times, police reports said. When O'Neill was stopped and approached, the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. He failed field sobriety tests and was charged with operating under the influence, failure to drive right and improper parking. He is due in court Nov. 9.
? Wilton resident Peter Nolan, 51, was charged with creating a public disturbance Oct. 28 after he was observed urinating near a dumpster in the back parking lot of the Gillespie Center by a night manager. He was issued an infractions summons and will have to pay the fine or plead not guilty.
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