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Stamford Police Make 11 Youth Arrests In Robbery, Assaults, Drug Possession

Stamford Police arrested 11 youths over the past three days.
Stamford Police arrested 11 youths over the past three days. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky, File

STAMFORD, Conn. – Stamford officers have arrested 11 juveniles in connection with four separate incidents — including a knifepoint robbery and two assaults — in the past three days, police said in a statement. 

In the first incident, five Stamford youths were arrested in connection with an Oct. 19 knifepoint robbery at the skate park at Scalzi Park, according to police. 

In the knife attack, the five youths surrounded two juvenile victims and brandished a knife, police say. Several of the youths then assaulted the victims and stole several items from them, police said. One victim sustained a severe chipped tooth in the attack, police said. 

All five were arrested on robbery, assault, larceny and conspiracy charges and transported to the Bridgeport Juvenile Center, police say.

In a separate incident, three male Stamford High School students were arrested in a Nov. 15 unprovoked attack on a female student, police say. The male students held the female student by her arms and another male for no reason kicked her in her stomach, according to police. The incident was captured on closed circuit television, which led to the identification and arrest of the three youths, police say.

On Saturday, Nov. 21, an instructor noticed the smell of marijuana on a 16-year old Stamford High School student attending Saturday school, according to police. The male student was also in possession of five rolled marijuana cigarettes and several unidentified prescription pills, police say. He was arrested on marijuana charges and released to his parent, according to police.

On Friday, Nov. 20, an officer sustained a head injury as he chased a female who was involved in a fight outside Stamford High School, according to police. 

Two female juveniles, who do not attend Stamford High School, were involved in a physical altercation, police say. One was arrested at the scene and another ran toward Prospect Street, according to police. The officer lost his footing before taking the female into custody, striking his head on the pavement, police say.

Also during the incident, a 77-year-old woman walking nearby was startled by the fracas and tripped and fell as she attempted to get away from the incident, according to police. 

Both the officer and the woman were transported to Stamford Hospital for treatment. 

Both females were arrested on assault and breach of peace charges, police said. 

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