FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield police were called to Warner Hill Lane on Thursday for a report of a mailbox being smashed and the investigation led to the arrest of four teen-age boys in that incident and similar ones.
A resident of Warner Hill Lane called police shortly after 9:10 p.m., Thursday, saying he saw a young man smash a mailbox on his road with a baseball bat before getting into a tan car with other teenagers. Three other homes on the road were found to have damaged mailboxes, the report said.
Police stopped a car matching the description on Unquowa Road and the officer saw an aluminum bat on the ground along with several half-finished bottles of alcohol.
All four teens were charged with criminal mischief and possession of alcohol by a minor. The driver was charged with driving under the influence as a minor after he failed field sobriety tests, police said.
The three passengers were released into the custody of their parents, and the driver was taken to the police station where he was processed and released to his parents.
Police are investigating if the four boys are connected with a string of 13 other similar incidents in the surrounding area.