STONINGTON — A Stonington woman was arrested Tuesday after the police said she set off a burglar alarm on a neighboring property and then took up a "fighting stance" when she was confronted by officers.
Stonington police charged the woman, Beth A. Fontaine, 58, of 395 New London Turnpike, with second-degree criminal trespassing and interfering with police. She was taken into custody and later released, officials indicated.
According to police, officers were dispatched to a home at 381 New London Turnpike after a burglar alarm was activated, and came across Fontaine. They sought to question her, and said she responded by taking a fighting stance and then trying to run away. She was quickly taken into custody.
An investigation revealed that Fontaine had entered an out building on the property. She is a resident of a neighboring property that shares the same driveway.
Fontaine was expected to appear in New London Superior Court for arraignment later this month.
— Jason Vallee