Trying to run from a police officer is never a good idea, as New York resident Johanna Peterson allegedly did in Westport recently.
Police were called to a Baker Avenue home Sunday night on a complaint that Peterson, 39, was attempting to enter the residence and causing a disturbance. When officers arrived at the home, Peterson was reportedly agitated and began yelling at them. She was later placed in the back of a patrol car to cool off while officers spoke with the resident to determine what happened.
Peterson, however, continued acting violently. When an officer checked on her in the car, she pushed the officer back and ran. She was caught a short distance away and taken into custody.
Peterson was charged with breach of peace, threatening and interfering with an officer. She's scheduled to appear in court April 12.
Also from the police blotter:
Matthew Hudson of Pleasantville, N.Y., was arrested Sunday evening after officers responded to the area of Wilton Road and the Merritt Parkway on a report of a man slumped over the wheel of his car. Officers found that Hudson, 40, was passed out and saw an open container of alcohol in plain view inside the car. Also, officers saw articles of clothing that appeared to be stolen. Police later confirmed the seven items found in the car were stolen from Patagonia at 87 Post Road E.
Police say it appeared that Hudson passed out while trying to cut the tags off some of the clothing. He was charged with drinking while operating a motor vehicle and fifth-degree larceny. He is scheduled to appear in court April 13.
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