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Dispute With Stamford Contractor Leads To Multiple Charges For Three People

Stamford Police arrest three people in connection a dispute over a missing computer.
Stamford Police arrest three people in connection a dispute over a missing computer. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Confronting a Stamford contractor over a missing computer ended badly for a Redding couple, who were arrested in events arising out of the confrontation, Stamford Police said.

Elizabeth Blair Quinn, 51, of 7 Sport Hill Road and her fiancé, James Joseph Roche, 51, of the same address, went to a Stamford residence Monday evening to speak with a man who had done work for them, police said. They wanted to ask about a computer that went missing around the time he did the work, police said.

An argument broke out at the residence, and a woman at the residence, Amy Robinson, 18, of 12 Taylor St., picked up a piece of wood and waved it to get Quinn off the property, police said. Police sad Robinson is the girlfriend of the contractor's son.

Quinn got into her Mercedes and backed out of the property, striking a BMW parked in the area and then leaving the scene, police said. Police were called and stopped Quinn a short distance away.

Quinn was charged with unsafe backing, evading responsibility and not carrying insurance. Her bond was set at $500 and she has a court date of March 13.

Robinson was charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer. Her bond was set at $500, and her first scheduled court appearance is March 13.

When police stopped Quinn's vehicle they discovered that Roche was in violation of a protective order. He was held for a court appearance on Tuesday, and his bond was set at $20,000.

It's not the first time Roche has been charged with violating a protective order, police said. Police twice had to call in a K-9 unit in order to get him to leave the Sport Hill Road residence, according to the Redding Pilot .

On Dec. 2, Redding Police assisted a New York state police agency in serving the protective order against Roche, the Pilot said. Officers found the door open and discovered there was a different protective order preventing Roche from being at the Sport Hill home, the Pilot said. Police searched the home but couldn't find him and called in the Fairfield Police's K-9 unit, the Pilot said.

Police told anyone hiding in the home that they would send in the police dog if they didn't come out, and Roche then exited the home, the Pilot said.

He had been caught hiding in the home three weeks earlier by a K-9 unit, in violation of a different protective order, the Pilot said. Click here to read the story at the Redding Pilot.

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