Three siblings charged with disorderly conduct in Darien on Christmas Eve
STAMFORD — An alcohol-fueled melee inside a Darien home with a frying pan late on Christmas Eve led to three out-of-town siblings charged with disorderly conduct, police said.
According to a police report, Darien police received a 911 hang-up call at 10:17 p.m. Tuesday from a man on Chasmars Pond Road near the Norwalk border and sent officers to the location after trying without success to call the man back.
Police found a man in the front yard sobbing and apparently very drunk. The man said he called police after some people inside got into an altercation, which he tried to break up, police said.
When police went into the house, they found another person, who “appeared to be heavily intoxicated and emitted a heavy odor of an alcoholic beverage.” When police tried to talk to him, the man was incoherent and irritable as he spoke to the officers, the report said.
The police report does not name the suspects, as they are also considered victims.
Officers began looking for more family members and found the homeowner and another person “intentionally” hiding in a bathroom off the family room, police said.
One woman admitted to officers that she “swung an unknown object, possibly a ‘pan’ at victim 1/suspect 1, when victim 1/suspect 1 attacked her,” the report said. But the woman said when she swung the pan at the man, she mistakenly hit another woman in the forehead who was trying to break up the fight.
When police took a bandage off the older woman’s forehead, she had a deep one-and-a-half-inch cut. Post 53 medics were called and the woman was taken to Stamford Hospital to have her injuries treated, police said.
Police located a pan in the family room next to the fireplace, the report said.
The woman also admitted she damaged property in the bedrooms of the first victim and the person who she mistakenly hit with the pan. Police found broken lamps and objects shattered on the floor in those bedrooms, the report said.
“It appeared that all parties involved were under the influence of an alcoholic beverage,” the report said. “Further they did not want the police investigating this incident and were not willing to provide detailed information as to why the argument occurred and how it escalated into physical violence.”
According to summonses written after the incident, Douglas Cavett, 54, of Milton, Vermont, and his brother Donald Cavett, 57, of Richardson, Texas, were charged with disorderly conduct. Their sister, Courtenay Cavett, 52, of Kansas City, Missouri, was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and third-degree assault of an elderly person over 60.