FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield Police found two suspects with active warrants in town early Wednesday. One was stopped after trying to flag down cars in the Greenfield Hill Area, and another was discovered sleeping in a Post Road parking lot, police say.
Residents reported seeing a man in a blue sweatshirt attempting to flag down cars on Bronson Road near Governors Lane at approximately 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. Officers found Matthew Miranda, 24, of West Haven walking on the side of the road in that area, according to police reports.
Miranda gave police a false name and said that he was attempting to find the train station after leaving a friend’s house nearby, police say. He then jumped over a nearby fence into a backyard. Police were unable to locate him until 9 a.m., when they received more reports of a man signaling cars to stop on Bronson Road.
Officers found that Miranda had an active warrant for his arrest for missing a court date relating to an assault charge last July, according to police reports. He was arrested and charged with failure to appear in court and interfering with police, both misdemeanors. He was held on a $6,000 bond.
At about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday officer stopped to interview a man found sleeping in a parking lot on the Post Road, according to police reports. They found that the man inside, Sean Smith of Fern Street, had an active warrant for his arrest for a probation violation relating to a 2009 charge, police say.
Smith, 20, was arrested and charged with the violation Wednesday. He was held on a $10,000 bond and taken to court Wednesday.