FAIRFIELD, Conn. Incidents involving college students and recent graduates led to three arrests and four people being hospitalized in the Fairfield Beach area this weekend, according to police reports.
The first incident occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Paramedics and firefighters responded to reports of a man bleeding from a head laceration at the Seagrape Café on Reef Road. The man was taken to St. Vincents Medical Center for treatment.
Fairfield fire trucks were slowed while responding to the scene by attendees at a nearby house party who were in the road, according to police reports. One of the partygoers threw a cup containing beer at the fire engine, police said. The host of that party, Frederick Wedley III, 20, of South Setauket, N.Y., was charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. He was released at the scene and is due in court Oct. 31.
Police were stationed at the intersection of Fairfield Beach Road and Reef Road the next night for crowd control. While there, they witnessed a man fall over after tripping over a curb just after midnight, according to the police report. The 21-year-old Fitchburg, Mass. resident was bleeding from the face and mouth and had lost his front teeth in the fall. He also appeared intoxicated at the time, police said. He was taken to St. Vincents Medical Center for treatment.
Two students were charged with disorderly conduct at the Seagrape later that morning. In the first instance, a man began yelling and swearing after he was kicked out of the bar at about 1 p.m., according to the police report. The man also incited his friends to begin yelling at police when they helped bar security take him outside, police said.
Joseph Dougherty, 22, of Middletown, R.I. was charged with disorderly conduct. He was then taken to St. Vincents Medical Center for treatment for severe intoxication, according to the police report. He is due in court Oct. 29.
While police arrested Dougherty a second man began to confront the officers, according to the police report. David Galvin, 22, of Newport, R.I. yelled at police and, when told to step aside, he lunged at officers, police said. He also was charged with disorderly conduct. He later was released after posting a $500 bond and assigned a court date of Oct. 29.
Police also saw a young woman leaning against a car nearby on Fairfield Beach Road that same morning. The 19-year-old Westfield, N.J. resident had trouble standing on her own while talking to officers, police said. She also gave police a fake identification card, according to police reports. She was taken to St. Vincents Medical Center for treatment for intoxication.