Fairfield Police Charge Juvenile with Burglary at Elementary School, Assaulting Police Officer

FAIRFIELD — Chief Christopher Lyddy reports that the Fairfield Police Department has charged a juvenile boy after he was found to have caused damage inside a local elementary school and subsequently became combative with officers.

THE JUVENILE, A 17-YEAR-OLD FAIRFIELD RESIDENT, is charged with: 

  • Criminal Trespass (2nd Degree)
  • Burglary (3rd Degree)
  • Criminal Mischief (2nd Degree)
  • Interfering with a Police Officer
  • Assault on a Police Officer

At approximately 1:50 a.m. this morning, officers responded to an alarm at the Stratfield Elementary School. Officers searched the perimeter of the school and found the building to be secure.

Later, at approximately 2:40 a.m., police received a 911-hang up from the same location. Officers responded to the school again and upon investigation of the interior of the school, officers located a juvenile male in the building who then fled on foot out of the school. The juvenile was taken into custody following a brief struggle with officers, and a parent was notified.

After being removed from his handcuffs, the juvenile attempted to punch an officer in the face before being restrained and handcuffed again. He then spat in the face of one of the officers. It is believed that the juvenile was intoxicated at the time.

The juvenile was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Upon further investigation of the school, officers located damage done to the third floor hallway as well as a third floor classroom. The damage is estimated to be worth more than $250.

The juvenile is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date at the Juvenile Detention Center in Bridgeport.

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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