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Stamford Police Youth Bureau Makes 11 Arrests

The Stamford Police Youth Bureau made 11 arrests in recent days
The Stamford Police Youth Bureau made 11 arrests in recent days Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Police Youth Bureau has made 11 arrests in four separate incidents within the last week. 

The bureau arrested five Stamford youths who were involved in an Oct. 19 knifepoint robbery at the skate park at Scalzi Park. The five youths surrounded two juveniles and brandished a knife, according to police. At that point several youths assaulted the victims and stole several items from them, police said. 

One victim sustained a severe chipped tooth in the attack, according to police reports. All five were arrested on robbery, assault, larceny and conspiracy charges and transported to the Bridgeport Juvenile Center. 

In a separate incident three Stamford High School youths were arrested in connection with a Nov. 5 incident. The three males were accused of an unprovoked attack on a female student, according to police. The males allegedly held the female by her arms and another male kicked her in her stomach, police said. She reported this, and the incident was captured on closed-circuit television, which led to the identification and arrest of the youths, according to police reports. 

On Saturday, Nov. 21 a 16-year-old Stamford High School student was attending classes when an instructor smelled marijuana emanating from a student, according to police. An investigation determined that the student was under the influence of marijuana and that he possessed five rolled marijuana cigarettes and several unidentified prescription pills, police said. He was arrested on marijuana charges and released to his parent. 

On Friday, an officer sustained a head injury as he chased a female who was involved in a fight outside Stamford High, according to police. Two female juveniles, who do not attend Stamford High, were involved in a physical altercation, police said. One was arrested at the scene, and another fled onto Prospect Street. The officer lost his footing before taking the female into custody and struck his head on the pavement. During the incident a 77-year-old female who was walking nearby was startled by the fracas, tripped and fell as she attempted to get away, according to police. 

Both the officer and the woman were transported to Stamford Hospital for treatment. Both females were charged with assault and breach of peace. 

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