We reported this to you live last night as it was happening–Here is the official police statement-

Miranda arrested for beating a woman in Southport

Matthew Miranda of 523 First Avenue West Haven, CT (DOB 12/18/86) was arrested for Assault 3rd (53a-61), Criminal Mischief 2nd (53a-116), Breach of Peace (53a-181), and Using a Motor Vehicle without permission (53a-119b(a)). Miranda was visiting a friend in Fairfield and took her vehicle without permission. He damaged her personal property, including the car, by driving over the lawn knocking down the above ground pool. Miranda physically threw the female friend (vehicle owner) on the ground several times because she tried to stop him from initially taking the car. She suffered bruises and abrasions on her elbows and forearms and refused medical attention. Miranda left the area prior Officer’s arrival, they searched the area and last saw Miranda run under the platform of the Southport Railroad train tracks where he hid for about a half hour, causing Metro North to stop service for a short period of time. After the trains continued on, Miranda re-appeared on the tracks and was taken into custody by Police without further incident. Additional Motor Vehicle charges to Miranda were Reckless Driving (14-222) and Operating without a License (14-36(a)). He was held on a $500.00 bond with a court date of 07/25/11

By Stephen Krauchick

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