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Crime failed to grind to a halt because of Sandy

Published 3:09 pm, Friday, November 2, 2012
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Sandy apparently brought out the worst in some people.

On Tuesday night, just before 9:30 p.m., police received a report that an elderly woman at Pine Tree Lane was hit over the head by a man in his 20s or 30s when she would not let him use the phone. The victim did not know what she was hit with and refused medical attention, police said. Officers were unable to locate the man.

Later that same night, police received a call about an older man who was harassing a United Illuminating work crew on Merwins Lane, but the man could not be found.

Carl McLevy, 62, of Perry Street, was charged with disorderly conduct after police got a call he had threatened an AT&T worker with a shotgun Wednesday night around 7:30 p.m.

According to the report, McLevy walked up to an AT&T crew doing repairs on Perry Street, and was carrying a 16-gauge shotgun in his right hand. He demanded to know who they were, police said.

When officers arrived, they said they found McLevy agitated and appeared intoxicated. They took the shotgun, which was not loaded.

McLevy told police that he was sitting on the corner with his shotgun preparing "for the invasion," according to the report.

He was released on a promise to appear Nov. 14 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

There were also several burglaries in Sandy's aftermath reported Thursday.

The guard shack and pro shop at Brooklawn Country Club were entered overnight, it was not immediately determined if anything was taken.

An x-Box game system, cash register and cash were taken overnight from the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. The front door at Andros Diner on lower Tunxis Hill Road was smashed and a cash register was taken, and the front door at Patriot Bank, 1755 Black Rock Turnpike, was smashed, but no entry into the bank proper was made.