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Aide charged with theft from dying woman

A home health aide was charged with larceny Saturday after she allegedly stole jewelry from a dying woman whom she was caring for, police said. Chantelle Rivera, of Lyme Street, Windsor, admitted to taking a necklace valued at $500. She turned it in at the police station, along with two hoop earrings valued at $250.

Police said the woman's daughter went to her Carroll Road home on Friday night to say a final goodbye to the 83-year-old, and noticed the necklace was missing.

At about 1 a.m. Saturday, Rivera, who works for Companions & Homemakers of Fairfield, surrendered to the police. She was charged with fifth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on Aug. 5.

Also from the police blotter:

An assault took place inside the Seagrape Cafe at about 1 a.m. Saturday. A police officer parked outside when a man with a bloody nose came out. He told police that he was sitting at the bar when he was suddenly hit in the head. A bouncer threw the alleged attacker out. He was seen running along Reef Road but was not apprehended.

A $7,000 bicycle was stolen from a porch on a Westway Road home in Southport at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. Police said the bicycle was a red and white Museeuw brand.

Anissa Assous, 32, of 379 S. Pine Creek Road, was arrested after allegedly assaulting her husband in their home Saturday, police said. Assous was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct at about 5 p.m. Police said her husband sustained injuries to his a finger, nose and forehead. She was upset because he had talked to his 22-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, police said. She was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court.

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