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Man Charged With Theft After Westport Traffic Stop

A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of Bridgeport resident Patrick Kennedy last Friday night in Westport.

Kennedy, 47, was stopped on the Sherwood Island Connector because the car's rear license plate was not illuminated, police said. A computer check revealed that the car's registration was suspended for lack of insurance and that Kennedy's license was suspended.

The officer also noticed the front license plate on Kennedy's car was different than the one on the back. A check on the front plate revealed it was stolen out of Norwalk, police said. Kennedy was charged with sixth-degree larceny, improper marker lamps, misuse of plates, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, insurance below minimums, operating under suspension and possession of abandoned markers. His bond was set at $2,000 and he was given a court date of May 2.

Also from the police blotter:

? Westport resident Beau Fazio of 9 Chapel Hill Rd. turned himself in to Westport police last Thursday morning after learning there was a warrant for his arrest. Police said the warrant was obtained by the Department of Probation. Fazio, 25, was charged with violation of probation. The violation was not specified. His bond was set at $10,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court on May 2.

? Wesley Dorsey of Ansonia was arrested Monday night on a warrant. Police said the warrant stems from an April 4 incident where Dorsey, 34, allegedly threatened the staff at Hall-Brooke hospital while he was being released. He was charged with two-counts of second-degree threatening. His bond was set at $5,000 and he is due in court on May 5.

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