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Arrest made from Darien Playhouse fight

Police say 36-year-old Stamford woman, with others, beat up 16-year-old

JESSINIA MAHARAJ

JESSINIA MAHARAJ

 

Darien Police arrested a Stamford woman and a 16-year-old for assaulting a minor at the Darien Playhouse in January. The alleged victim was 16, and working at the theater’s concession stand when she was attacked by a group of women, two of whom she knew, police said.

• Girl assaulted by group at Darien Playhouse

Jessinia Maharaj, 36, of Randall Avenue, faces third-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor, breach of peace and third-degree conspiracy to assault after police said she attacked the employee. A 16-year-old faces the same charges, with the exception of the risk of injury to a minor.

“As a result of the attack, the victim sustained scrapes and small cuts and swelling to the facial area,” stated Capt. Fred Komm in an email. The employee told police there had been an ongoing dispute between her and another 16-year-old, although it’s unclear if this person is the juvenile charged.

The employee, also a Stamford resident, identified Maharaj and the juvenile as the “principal attackers,” police said. The women entered the Darien Playhouse at around 5:11 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. A bystander called 911 during the fight, police said.

There was no property damage incurred during the attack, Komm added, nor was there any video surveillance footage. It’s unclear if future arrests will be made.

Maharaj arrived at headquarters after being advised of the arrest warrant on Thursday, Feb. 28. She was processed for the arrest and released on a written promise to appear in court on Monday, March 11. The juvenile had court on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and was arrested on Feb. 4.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition of The Darien Times, on newsstands Thursday, March 7.

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