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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

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