Two teens were charged Friday night after a fight in the Norwalk High School parking lot during the homecoming football game in a misunderstanding over drugs, police said.
According to the police report, school staff members alerted a Norwalk police officer who was on duty for the game at 5:26 p.m. of a problem in the parking lot. He found Ray Phillips, 18, in a verbal altercation with a 17-year-old male. The officer attempted to calm the younger man but was ignored. After the youth attempted to move the officer to get to Phillips, the officer unholstered his taser and held it in a ready position. The officer instructed the youth to stop. School staff restrained the youth, who later calmed down.
Phillips said he had been leaving the game and walking to his girlfriend's house, when the other man approached and punched him in the face. Phillips said a friend of the young man also punched him. Phillips said it was a misunderstanding over drugs from a few months ago. He also said that during the assault he saw the young men drop plastic baggies. He showed the baggies to police, but they were empty.
Both were arrested on charges of third-degree assault and conspiracy.
Also from the police blotter:
Three officers who responded to a 911 call at 9:38 a.m. Saturday on a report of an armed subject on Coldspring Street arrested one of the home's occupants on charges of assaulting the mother of his son. A 29-year-old female resident said the father of son had jumped on the bed, held her down and choked her, but a 27-year-old woman who also lived there pulled him off. He reportedly got a knife and threatened to kill her. David Wilkinson, 26, left before officers arrived but turned himself in at 4 p.m. on charges of third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, second-degree reckless endangerment and risk injury. Bail was set at $10,000.
A man reported a burglary at 9 p.m. at his home on Union Avenue. He said he had come home and found his rear door unlocked and the glass broken. A small microwave and $30 in cash that had been under the mattress was gone. The man said he had recently won $2,400 "playing the numbers" and that everyone knew it.
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