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From the Police Blotter

• Aaron Eckert, 22, of 50 Van Zant, Norwalk, was arrested on a warrant for approximately $2,868.44 worth of stolen silverware and Jewelry from Sam Sloat Coins. Police report a juvenile was involved. Eckert was charged with risk of injury to a child and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny.

• A pack of smokes cost Justin Bitar more than a few bucks and some lung damage. He is charged with third-degree criminal mischief for kicking a glass door and shattering it before driving off on July 16. Police said he was upset that the clerk wouldn't sell him cigarettes without identification. The clerk was able to grab the license plate number which police used to track Bitar to his home, 22 Smith Farm Road, Weston. He was released on a promise to appear.

• Michael Romano, 45, of 33 Hayes Ave., Norwalk, stepped up and turned himself in to Westport police after he learned he had a warrant out for his arrest on July 18. He also inadvertently turned in his wife. While processing Michael, police learned of a Paperless Re-Arrest Warrant Network (PRAWN) warrant out for Diedre Romano, 43, from the Norwalk Police Department. She had accompanied her husband to the Westport Police Department while he turned himself in. Michael's original charges came from a May motor vehicle arrest. Both were charged with second-degree failure to appear, though at $2,500 Diedre's bond was $1,000 higher than her husband's.

• Anthony Jordan, 42, 41-4 Balance Rock Road, Seymour, didn't have a front license plate. It turns out he also didn't have the vehicle registered, police said. While the officer was writing up an infraction summons, he noticed something Jordan did have that he shouldn't: a cold beer spilt in the passenger seat. Jordan was the only occupant in the car and police said he confessed he was having a cold one on his way home from work. So, he was also charged with drinking while operating a motor vehicle.

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