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Westport Police: Repeat Offender Threatened Cop Again

Lawrence Kozar
Lawrence Kozar Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. — A man arrested for threatening an officer at police headquarters in August was arrested again Saturday after police said he left a threatening message about the officer on his Facebook page.

On Sept. 10, a Westport Library patron told officers he found the message on a computer screen when he tried to log onto Facebook on a public computer and saw that Lawrence Kozar, 58, of Jesup Road, had not logged out of his account, police said.

The patron told officers he noticed the threatening post, which warned a Westport officer would be “buried alive by Kozar,” police said.

Kozar was positively identified as the person using the computer, and officers sought an arrest warrant, police said.

On Saturday, a town officer saw Kozar walking on Main Street and arrested him for second-degree threatening, police said. He was held on $5,000 bond and is expected in court on Oct. 6.

Kozar was charged with second-degree threatening and break of peace for the Aug. 30 incident at police headquarters, in which he threatened an officer and civilian working in the communications area, police said.

On June 9, he was charged with criminal trespass after he returned to a Post Road East facility two days after he caused a disturbance at that site and was warned by police not to return, police said.

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