Woman Files a Complaint, Gets Arrested Herself

EASTON — A Trumbull woman went to the Easton Police Department on Center Road to file a larceny complaint on Saturday, but wound up being arrested herself and spending the holiday weekend in lockup.

Police said Susan Zimmerman, 52, of Killian Avenue reported the theft of $1,800 from her home, but was told she should be making the complaint to police in Trumbull. Then when an Easton officer ran her name it turned up two active PRAWN warrants for her arrest, police said.

Both warrants from Connecticut State Police Troop I charged Zimmerman with first-degree failure to appear in court for allegedly violating a protective order.

Because Zimmerman couldn't post the total $20,000 bond, police said she had to stay in Easton's jail over the weekend, and because the courts were closed for Veterans Day on Monday, she had to spend an extra day in lockup before being brought to court Tuesday morning.

While staying at the Easton police station, Zimmerman was hit with two more charges.

Police said a smoke detector went off on Monday and that Zimmerman admitted to throwing water on the sensor. That led to additional charges of first-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace.


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