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Fairfield Police: Neighbors Alert Officers To Suspicious Late-Night Lurking

Adam Shea
Adam Shea Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two 20-year-olds faced several charges after they were seen acting suspiciously and looking into cars on Northwood Road early Saturday, police said.

Adam Shea, 20, of Honeypot Road, West Haven, and Matthew Attolino, 20, of Rainbow Trail, Orange, each gave officers false names when they were questioned, adding to their charges, police said.

Concerned homeowners called police around 1:35 a.m. when they noticed two men looking into their car and then running up a neighbor’s driveway.

When officers arrived, Shea ran and was caught when he slipped on a wet driveway suffering cuts on his knees, hands and face, police said. He fought with officers and EMT personnel who were called to the scene to treat his injuries, police said.

Attolino, who officers believed was intoxicated, was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for evaluation, police said.

They were each charged with simple trespass, criminal impersonation and interfering with an officer. Shea was also charged with second-degree forgery, police said.

Attolino was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 21.

Shea was released to his parents on $500 bond. He is also expected in court on Aug. 21.

Officers responding to the scene had minor injuries, but did not require medical attention, police said.

There has been a rash of thefts from motor vehicles in town and police have asked residents to bring valuables inside, lock their cars and call police if they see anything suspicious.

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