Darien woman arrested after throwing vase during domestic dispute

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.

Upon the victim’s return, Bowtell was intoxicated and began shouting again. At this point she then threw the vase, which smashed on the floor. The vase broke, causing several cuts on a foot of another party in the home.

An interview with Bowtell was attempted, but officers said they were unable to ascertain her version of the events due her anger and aggression. As officers began to escort Bowtell out of the residence, she became combative with officers and Post 53 medical staff. Due to her level of intoxication, Bowtell was transported to Stamford Hospital for evaluation. While at the hospital, Bowtell was issued a misdemeanor summons for disorderly conduct and released on a written promise to appear. She was due in court on July 23 in Stamford.