Date: March 27, 2018
Re: Homeless Man
Arrested for Breach of Peace at Middle School
Issued by: Lieutenant Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.
For Immediate Release
Darien, CT- At approximately 11:00 am on March 27, 2018,
this agency was contacted by the staff at Middlesex Middle School regarding a
suspicious person on school grounds. It
was reported that staff members who were monitoring recess, observed and
overheard the subject “hollering” at nearby children. The teachers then advised the Campus Monitor
and School Administrators. The school administration quickly responded and
discontinued recess. The Campus Monitor then
confronted the subject, followed him, provided a description of him and gave a direction
of travel as he left school grounds.
Numerous officers responded to the area and
located the subject to the rear of the property at 368 Heights Rd. The subject was immediately recognized by
officers as Robert Houseworth, a homeless man that this agency has dealt with
Houseworth denied having any contact with the
children at the school, however he did admit to being on school grounds. Further investigation revealed that
Houseworth did in fact yell at or toward the children, and this was witnessed
by the staff members monitoring the recess.
Through staff interviews it was also determined that some of the
children nearby were “scared” and “visibly shaken” as a result. Based on the information developed,
Houseworth was placed under arrest.
Houseworth was taken into custody and fully
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Housworth was issued a $1,000.00 bond and
remains in the custody of the Darien Police Department. He is scheduled to appear in court on April
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