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Men Arrested in Westport in Stolen Car

WESTPORT, Conn. – Two men were arrested in Westport Wednesday after they were pulled over in an SUV that had been reported stolen, police said.

An officer on patrol noticed a Mercury Mountaineer SUV driving slowly on Riverside Avenue around 3:45 a.m. When the officer pulled up behind the SUV and checked the registration, it showed that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Stamford, police said.

The officer continued following the SUV and, once backup officers arrived, stopped it near the I-95 exit 17 on-ramp. Both the driver, 44-year-old Stamford resident Chester Jones, and the passenger, 41-year-old Bridgeport resident Maurice Bryant, were charged with third-degree larceny. They were each held on a $5,000 bond and arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court later that morning.

Police said Bryant told officers he was walking around in Bridgeport when Jones pulled up in the SUV and offered him a ride. He claimed to have never seen Jones before that.

Also from the police blotter:

? Bridgeport resident Carole Johnson and her sister, Stratford resident Chanea Johnson, were arrested Saturday in Westport following a domestic dispute, police said. The sisters, who both worked at Home Goods on Post Road East, reportedly got into fight while at work.

Carole Johnson, 26, was charged with second-degree assault and breach of peace. Chanea Johnson, 19, was charged with breach of peace. Both were released on a promise to appear in court on Monday.

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