Police: Fairfield Woman Fights Back While Being Taken Into Custody

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Fairfield Police charged Arlene Gaspar, 33 of Fairfield, with violation of probation and a court date of Jan. 6 in Derby and interfering with police and a court date of Dec. 30 in Bridgeport. She was held on two $5,000 bonds, which she posted. Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A 33-year-old Fairfield woman wanted in Ansonia who fought and kicked officers as they tried to take her into custody may have been under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs, police said.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A 33-year-old Fairfield woman wanted in Ansonia on a charge of violation of probation fought and kicked officers as they tried to take her into custody, police said. 

Officers on patrol stopped Arlene Gaspar, 33, on Brookfield Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, police said. 

Officers attempted to take her into custody on the active arrest warrant on a charge of violation of probation from the Ansonia Police Department, police said. But Gaspar fought back against the officers, kicking and tensing her body while screaming at the officers and for her mother, police said.

During the incident, Gaspar's mother came out of their Brookfield Avenue home and attempted to reach her daughter, police said. Officers told her to stand back, but she attempted to push past them, police said.

Officers said Gaspar was possibly under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs, which accounted for her slurred speech and "extreme strength," police said.

At Police Department headquarters, Gaspar was reportedly uncooperative and did not follow directions during the booking process, police said.

A brown cigar wrapper with a dark substance and a strong chemical smell was found in her possession, police said. Police say it was possibly the hallucinogenic drug PCP, which will be sent to the State Police for testing. 

She was charged with violation of probation and given a court date of Jan. 6 in Derby and charged with interfering with police and given a court date of Dec. 30 in Bridgeport. She was given two $5,000 bonds, both of which she posted.

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