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Lacrosse Coach At Darien High School Arrested

Raul Bourgeois
Raul Bourgeois Photo Credit: Linkedin

A boys lacrosse coach on one of the area's most successful programs was arrested at the school on an active warrant for possession of narcotics, according to the Waterbury Police Department.

Raul Bourgeois, a coach on Darien High School's freshman team, was arrested around 2 p.m. Thursday by Darien Police officers after being notified by the Waterbury Police Department, that he was believed to be on the campus, Darien Police said.

According to Waterbury police Deputy Chief Fred Spagnolo, the warrant and drug charges stemmed from a motor vehicle stop in Waterbury.

Following his arrest, Bourgeois was transported to Darien Police Headquarters where he was turned over to detectives from the Waterbury Police Department.

Darien police said that at no time were students at Darien High School at risk.

Darien High School did not immediately return phone calls regarding whether Bourgeois has been removed from his coaching position.

His Linkedin page says he is the owner of the Lacrosse Company in Darien which provides individual and small group lacrosse training, larger camps/clinics, and assistance with the college process and recruiting.

Police did not provide information about his bond.

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