Breach of Peace Charge for Millport Avenue Woman

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Police on Sept. 30 arrested a 58-year-old Millport Avenue woman following an with a neighbor. 

At about 10:50 p.m. that Monday, officers were dispatched to Millport Apartments on a report of a noise complaint and dispute between the woman and her neighbor, according to police.

Following an investigation, police charged her with second-degree breach of peace.

It isn’t clear whether the argument turned physical or what kind of language she used that led police to bring the misdemeanor charge.

Under state law, a person is guilty of second-degree breach of peace “when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof,” he or she “engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior in a public place,” “assaults or strikes another” “threatens to commit any crime against another person or such other person’s property, “publicly exhibits, distributes, posts up or advertises any offensive, indecent or abusive matter concerning any person,” “in a public place, uses abusive or obscene language or makes an obscene gesture” or “creates a public and hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which such person is not licensed or privileged to do.”

Police released the woman after she promised to appear Oct. 15 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

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