NORWALK, Conn. Several reports of shots fired north of Westport Avenue on Tuesday evening turned out to be accurate: Norwalk police found bullet holes on personal property. No one was injured in the incident north of Stew Leonard's.
Shots have been fired previously in the area, and an area resident was recently arrested and charged with criminal possession of a firearm. He has a previous conviction stemming from a violent assault.
Tuesday's incident began when police received several calls about three gunshots fired at 9:30 p.m. in the area of 62 Saddle Road. A resident had been lying down when he heard the shots, Officer Carlton Giles said. The resident saw a small vehicle speed down Saddle Road toward Friendly Road.
Police found a black wool hat in the middle of Saddle Road. They checked 71 Saddle Road, which was shot at in September, according to Sgt. Lisa Cotto. There was no damage to the home and no shell casings, but the rear passenger door of a car in the driveway had a bullet hole. A bullet hole was also found in a plastic fence at 69 Saddle Road.
Derrick McCoy, then 22, of 71 Saddle Road, was arrested in late March after police found a loaded revolver in a car he was driving, according to police. He was held on $150,000 bond. McCoy was on probation for a 2008 assault conviction stemming from an incident at Terzian Trucking Co., 15 Woodward Ave., in which a teen was stabbed four times in the abdomen.
The detective bureau was investigating.
Also on the police blotter:
Tyler Klein, 22, of 15 Leann Drive, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant stemming from a 2007 burglary. He was charged with third-degree larceny and third-degree burglary. Bond was set at $20,000.
Police say a housesitter reported the burglary at 8 Muffin Lane on June 22, 2007. The burglar used a ladder to get into a second floor bathroom through a window. Dresser drawers and closet doors had been opened. A laptop computer and an iPod were missing.
The homeowners' son said two friends had been upset, one of whom was Klein, who was mad because he didn't have a place to hang out, according to police. Police recovered fingerprints as part of the investigation.
Two young women were arrested Tuesday after allegedly trying to shoplift items, including children's clothing and toys, from the Connecticut Avenue Walmart. Iesha Grossett, 19, of 91 Ferris Ave., and Samantha Yanez, 19, of Stratford, each were charged with two counts of sixth-degree larceny. Bond was set at $500.
The women were in custody when police arrived. One had a 1-year-old baby with her. They had tried to leave the store through the lawn and garden section without paying for the 27 items in their possession: a backpack, children clothing, toys, baby products and cosmetics, worth a total of $155.
The Department of Children and Families was notified.
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