A Darien woman was charged with disorderly conduct after throwing a vase during a domestic dispute on July 22. Police responded to a Nearwater Lane home at about 7:30 p.m. and met with a victim who said Helen Bowtell, 54, was intoxicated and out of control.
Others at the home said Bowtell had been angry and combative towards the victim for most of the day. At one point Bowtell left the residence and later returned with several bottles of wine. An argument ensued, and the victim left the home in an effort to diffuse the situation. Bowtell chased the victim down the driveway as the victim departed.