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Connecticut woman involved in murder of 13-year-old to be released early for good behavior

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A Connecticut woman who was one of eight people sent to prison for the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl in 1997 is getting released for good behavior next month.

Maggie Mae Bennett, 40, has served 17 years of her 19-year sentence for conspiracy and is scheduled to be released on Oct. 10.

WOMAN DENIED EARLY RELEASE IN KIDNAPPING, DEATH OF TEEN

Maryann Measles was preparing to accuse two of the men involved in her murder of statutory rape when she was kidnapped, beaten raped and drowned 22 years ago.

Measles’ sister called Bennett’s release “sickening.”

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Bennett was previously denied early release.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Connecticut woman, 79, accused of drifting onto shoulder, killing man with her Volkswagen Beetle

A 79-year-old Connecticut woman was charged Monday in the death of a trucker who was struck by her Volkswagen Beetle when it drifted onto the shoulder of a roadway, police and local media reported.

Ramona Rubin, of Derby, was charged with one count of misconduct with a motor vehicle and one count of failure to drive in a proper lane, Town of Orange police said in a news release. She was released on $25,000 bond.

“The arrest stems from a lengthy investigation by the department’s accident reconstruction team into a motor vehicle collision on March 25, 2019, on Derby Avenue in which Ms. Rubin’s vehicle drifted onto the right shoulder of the roadway and fatally struck Steven Sylvester,” the news release said.

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Mugshot for Ramona Rubin, 79, who was charged Monday. (Town of Orange Police Department )

CONNECTICUT WOMAN ARRESTED TWICE IN SAME DAY FOR ALLEGED DRUNK DRIVING

A call from Fox News to a number listed for Rubin was not answered.

Assistant Police Chief Max Martins said he did not know if Rubin had an attorney.

GIRLFRIEND OF MISSING CONNECTICUT MOM JENNIFER DULOS’ ESTRANGED HUSBAND TURNS HERSELF INTO POLICE

Steven Sylvester, 45, of Harwinton, Conn., was standing behind a tractor-trailer he was driving when he was killed, Fox 61 Connecticut reported.

He had parked on the shoulder after making a delivery.

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Police said after Rubin hit the man with her Beetle, she struck the rear of the truck and then careened into a third vehicle, the Waterbury Republican-American reported, adding that Rubin was hospitalized.

Orange is about a 15-minute drive southwest of New Haven.

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Girlfriend of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband turns herself into police

The girlfriend of the Connecticut man whose estranged wife vanished months ago turned herself in to police on Thursday, just a day after the man was arrested and charged with an additional count of tampering with or fabricating evidence related to the disappearance of his wife, Jennifer Dulos.

Connecticut State Police confirmed to Fox News that the girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, will face additional charges in the missing woman case, but did not specify what they were.

Fotis Dulos has maintained his innocence regarding his estranged wife’s disappearance, despite newly released evidence and police interviews in which Troconis allegedly admitted “she had not been truthful” when they had questioned her previously.

JENNIFER DULOS’ ESTRANGED HUSBAND ARRESTED FOR SECOND TIME IN CONNECTION TO WIFE’S DISAPPEARANCE

“Michelle is presumed innocent and she should be,” said her attorney, Andrew Bowman, on Thursday. “We’re letting the judgment in this case rest in the jury’s hands.”

Police said Fotis Dulos apparently had been “lying in wait” at his wife’s home, according to the 43-page warrant application for Dulos obtained by Fox News on Wednesday. Police claimed the crime and cleanup occurred between 8:05 a.m. and 10:25 a.m. May 24, the day she vanished.

Dulos, after he was released on $500,000 bond Wednesday, told reporters, “It’s an exhausting fight. I love my children.”

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Fotis Dulos was charged with an additional count of tampering with or fabricating evidence related to the disappearance of his wife, Jennifer Dulos. (New Canaan Police Department via AP)

FOTIS DULOS WAS ‘LYING IN WAIT’ FOR ESTRANGED WIFE, POLICE SAY; HIS LAWYER ASKS, ‘WHERE’S THE MURDER CHARGE?’

Troconis allegedly told police in an Aug. 13 interview that she had not seen Dulos on the morning of May 24, contradicting prior statements, and revealed that she was with Fotis Dulos when he cleaned “spilled coffee” out of a truck he was driving that morning. She admitted the “stained towel he had been using to clean the truck” did not smell like coffee at all, according to the arrest warrant for Dulos.

Troconis allegedly told police she believed he had his truck washed because the body of his wife was “at some point” in there.

“Our hearts go out to Ms. Troconis. We are confident that she will, in the end, tell the truth at trial,” Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, told Fox News in a statement Wednesday. “The state is a terrifying enemy, but a clean conscience is a powerful ally.”

Pattis said his client would plead not guilty to new charges against him when he’s scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 12.

Dulos and Troconis were first arrested in early June and pleaded not guilty to evidence-tampering and hindering prosecution. They were released on bail. Both have denied any involvement in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

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Jennifer Dulos’ body has yet to be found over three months after she dropped her kids off at school in New Cannan, never to be heard from again. Fotis and Jennifer Dulos were in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle over their five children — three boys and two girls ranging in ages from 8 to 13.

In the wake of her disappearance, a judge granted Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber, custody of the couple’s children. Fotis Dulos, who was under GPS monitoring, was prohibited from having contact with the kids.

Fox News’ Laura Ingle and Maria Paronich contributed to this report.

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Fortis Dulos was ‘lying in wait’ for estranged wife, police say; his lawyer asks, ‘Where’s the murder charge?’

The girlfriend of the Connecticut man whose estranged wife vanished months ago allegedly told police in a recent interview that he had his truck washed because the body of his wife was “at some point” in there.

Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, was arrested for a second time Wednesday in connection with the disappearance. Police said Fortis Dulos was apparently “lying in wait” at her residence, according to the warrant application. Police claimed the crime and cleanup occurred between 8:05 a.m. and 10:25 a.m. May 24, the day she vanished.

Jennifer Dulos disappeared amid a contentious child custody proceedings with Fotis Dulos.

The new allegations were revealed in a 43-page warrant. Fortis Dulos was arrested at his home and hit with an additional charge of tampering with or fabricating evidence in her disappearance.

But Norm Pattis, an attorney for Fortis Dulos, claims there is “not much” in the allegations that wasn’t already known, The Stamford Advocate reported.

“Where’s the murder charge?” Pattis asked.

Dulos posted $500,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court next Thursday, according to a police report obtained by Fox News.

JENNIFER DULOS’ ESTRANGED HUSBAND ARRESTED FOR SECOND TIME IN CONNECTION TO WIFE’S DISAPPEARANCE

Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested in early June and pleaded not guilty to evidence-tampering and hindering prosecution. They had been released on bail. Both have denied any involvement in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

Fortis Dulos was arrested again after Troconis and an employee of his construction company, Pawel Gumienny, allegedly told investigators that Dulos had used a vehicle registered to Gumienny on the morning Jennifer Dulos disappeared.

Gumienny also allegedly said he made strange requests in the days following her disappearance, including asking him to swap out the seats of the vehicle because he was afraid police would find his hair in the car.

Jennifer Farber Dulos, 50, has not been seen since she dropped her children off at school on the morning of May 24. Her 2017 black Chevy Suburban was found near Waveny Park in New Canaan shortly after she was reported missing.

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Jennifer Dulos, 50, vanished after she dropped her children off at school in New Canaan, Conn. on May 24. (New Canaan Police Department)

New police photos from surveillance footage captured in and around New Cannan showed a red 2001 Toyota Tacoma, which was registered to Gumienny but which Fotis Dulos had allegedly used, parked near a dirt turnout on Lapham Road, near where Jennifer Dulos’ car later turned up abandoned.

FOX NEWS LEGAL ANALYST: INVESTIGATORS NEED TO FIND JENNIFER DULOS’ BODY TO MAKE THEIR CASE

When police combed through the mother-of-five’s home, they found bloodstains on the garage floor and evidence of cleanup attempts.

Police said they believed Fotis Dulos drove her body “and a number of other items associated with the cleanup which occurred in the garage of the residence,” to Lapham Road and switched vehicles.

A man resembling Fortis Dulos was also caught on surveillance footage in a third vehicle, a 2014 Ford Raptor pick-up truck, registered to his company, dumping bags of trash “which appeared to be stained with a substance consistent with the appearance of blood,” according to court documents. A woman matching Troconis’ description was also seen sitting in the vehicle, the documents said.

Troconis later allegedly told police that she and Fortis Dulos were the two people in the video, but that she didn’t know what he was doing when he was disposing of the bags.

Investigators spent weeks sifting through garbage and trash and reportedly uncovered bloody clothing, including a T-shirt and bra that Jennifer Dulos was wearing on the day she disappeared, as well as bloodied cleaning supplies such as sponges.

LAWYERS FOR MISSING CONNECTICUT MOM’S HUSBAND CALLS REPORT OF HER BLOOD-STAINED SHIRT ‘SPECULATION’

Police reports revealed that a man resembling Fortis Dulos was caught on camera placing an item in a storm drain. When police searched the drain, they found license plates that were linked to him.

Troconis allegedly told investigators in an interview June 6 that she and Fortis Dulos wrote the notes to “help them remember” where they were and what they were doing on these dates, including false alibis.

“It is difficult to see why the state waited for months to serve this warrant,” Pattis, the attorney for Fortis Dulos, said in a statement to Fox News on Wednesday. “It was unnecessary. Apparently, Michelle has changed her tune and a handyman is telling tales to deflect attention from himself. We wish the state police spent more time looking for Jennifer and less trying to build a case against Fotis. We will plead not guilty to these charges next week in Norwalk.”

Troconis again allegedly told police in an Aug. 13 interview that “she had not been truthful” in previous interviews.

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She allegedly admitted that she did not see Fortis Dulos on the morning Jennifer disappeared and didn’t see him until the afternoon.

Troconis allegedly said she saw him cleaning “spilled coffee” out of the Tacoma after Jennifer went missing. She allegedly said Dulos “handed her a stained towel he had been using to clean the truck and told her to place it into a plastic garbage bag.”

She said she did not remember the color of the stain but admitted that it did not smell like coffee, the police report said.

Fox News’ Tamara Gitt contributed to this report.

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Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband arrested for second time in connection to wife’s disappearance

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Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of a Connecticut mother who vanished more than three months ago, was arrested for a second time on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance.

Connecticut State Police confirmed that Dulos was arrested at his home and added that details on the charges would be released later Wednesday. Fox61 and other outlets reported that Dulos would face an additional charge of tampering with evidence.

Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, confirmed to Fox News that his client was in custody and being held at the state barracks in Bridgeport. Pattis said he was unsure whether Dulos was being charged with witness tampering or evidence tampering but expected to know more after visiting the suspect.

JENNIFER DULOS’ ESTRANGED HUSBAND SEEKS COURT-ORDERED PSYCHIATRIC EXAM OF HER MOTHER

Jennifer Farber Dulos, 50, has not been seen since she dropped her children off at school on the morning of May 24. Her 2017 black Chevy Suburban was found near Waveny Park in New Canaan shortly after she was reported missing, with no sign of her.

Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested in early June and pleaded not guilty to evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. They had been released on $500,000 bail and both have denied any involvement in Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.

Dulos’ defense team had received dozens of CDs from prosecutors in late July that allegedly contained footage of a man resembling Dulos dumping bags of trash “which appeared to be stained with a substance consistent with the appearance of blood,” along Albany Avenue in Hartford beginning on the day his estranged wife disappeared, according to court documents.

Investigators spent weeks sifting through garbage and trash and reportedly uncovered bloody items of clothing, including a T-shirt and bra that Jennifer Dulos was wearing on the day she disappeared, as well as bloodied cleaning supplies such as sponges, according to The Hartford Courant.

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Fotis and Jennifer Dulos were in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle over their children — three boys and two girls ranging in ages from 8 to 13.

In the wake of her disappearance, a judge granted Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber, custody of the couple’s children. Fotis Dulos, who was under GPS monitoring, was prohibited from having contact with the kids.

Fox News’ Laura Ingle contributed to this report. 

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Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband seeks court-ordered psychiatric exam of her mother

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The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut woman wants her mother to undergo a court-ordered psychiatric exam.

Fotis Dulos has denied knowing what happened to Jennifer Dulos, who disappeared in New Canaan, Ct., three months ago. Her 85-year-old mother, Gloria Farber, has been caring for their five children..

Dulos’ attorneys claimed in court papers Friday that Farber has been a patient at a psychiatric hospital, the Hartford Courant reported.

“This troubling history of mental illness needs to be assessed to ensure that the children can be safely cared for by Ms. Farber,” defense attorney Rich Rochlin said, according to the paper.

CONNECTICUT COPS SEARCH RESERVOIR IN JENNIFER DULOS INVESTIGATION

He accused Farber of threatening to kill herself and her husband.

“A court-ordered psychological evaluation of Ms. Farber would be in the minor children’s best interest as it would provide this court with relevant and material information that is critical to making a comprehensive and well-informed inquiry into the minor children’s present best interests regarding their care and custody,” Rochlin said, the paper reported.

JENNIFER DULOS’ MOTHER GRANTED CUSTODY OF HER CHILDREN AS HER WHEREABOUTS STILL REMAIN UNKNOWN

The motion prompted a response from Farber’s lawyer, Fox 61 Hartford reported.

“This is yet another in a long string of gratuitous legal maneuvers by Mr. Dulos’ attorneys,” the lawyer said.

Dulos has not been allowed contact with his children, ages 8 to 13, since being charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence in connection with his 50-year-old wife’s disappearance.

Prosecutors say he and his girlfriend disposed of garbage bags that contained items that had Jennifer Dulos’ blood on them. Both have pleaded not guilty.

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Dulos is free on $500,000 bond.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Wild confrontation over topless sunbathing on Connecticut beach leads to arrest

A confrontation over topless sunbathing in Connecticut led Monday to charges of breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor against a 28-year-old woman, according to a report.

Police said Anna Halderman, of Norwalk, was arrested Saturday after surrendering to police. The incident happened July 15 at Compo Beach in Westport, Fox 61 Hartford reported.

The investigation began with police saying they got a call from a woman who was at the beach with her young child, the station reported.

“The caller reported to officers that she had observed a female on the beach remove the top portion of her bathing suit to tan,” police said in a news release on Facebook. “Believing that this behavior was inappropriate for a public beach, this individual attempted to confront the woman about what she was doing.”

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Mug shot for Anna Halderman (Westport Police Department)

CONNECTICUT MAN ACCUSED OF SOCIAL MEDIA THREAT TO LOCAL PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL

“Upon speaking with this individual and attempting to convey her concerns, the woman allegedly became belligerent and proceeded to remove the bottom portion of her bathing suit exposing her buttocks,” according to the news release.

The complainant said Halderman appeared to her to be drunk, the news release said.

‘AMAZING DOG’ ABANDONED IN CONNECTICUT BY OWNER WHO LEFT NOTE EXPLAINING WHY

In a subsequent interview, Halderman told police that she did not recall what she may have done but apologized for her behavior, according to the news release.

Halderman did not have an attorney yet, police said.

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A message that Fox News left for Halderman at a phone listed in her name was not immediately returned.

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Connecticut kids provide police with sketches of ‘bad guy’ suspect in car crash: ‘I don’t know how to drive’

A man who fled the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Connecticut on Tuesday may not be on the lam for long after police were lucky enough to find a trio of witnesses who gave authorities detailed drawings of what they saw…and they used crayons.

Investigators responded to the scene of a crash on Berlin Turnpike involving a motorcycle and another vehicle only to discover that the man who’d been riding the bike had jumped a guardrail and taken off into the woods as cops approached, according to the Berlin Police Department.

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The suspect involved in the crash appeared to look like this, according to one of the witnesses at the scene. (Berlin Police Department)

Officers were unable to locate the suspect — but three (young) witnesses swiftly stepped in to give the long arm of the law a hand, offering up their “artistic interpretations” of what they saw after the collision, the police said.

UTAH GIRL’S ‘VERY WELL DRAWN’ SKETCH HELPS POLICY IDENTIFY SUSPECT VEHICLE IN PACKAGE THEFTS

In one of several detailed drawings published by police on Facebook on Wednesday, the motorcycle rider is labeled as a “bad guy.” The artist helpfully notes — using words and directional arrows — where the man’s “hands,” “shorts,” “shoes,” “hat,” and “shorts” are, in addition to the presence of “blood” covering what appears to be half of his face.

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After the crash, police said the suspect fled the scene over a guardrail and into the woods. (Berlin Police Department)

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Police thanked Myla, Joyce and Julian for providing police with suspect drawings. (Berlin Police Department)

Another sketch shows the man, pictured next to what appears to be a motorcycle, with his face half-covered in “blood,” with the red substance getting the drawing’s only label. The sketch also includes the caption: “I don’t know how to drive.”

On the original piece of art, that phrase is not in quotation marks, so it wasn’t immediately clear if the words were a direct quote, a paraphrase or just an observation about the man’s skills on the road.

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The sketches, intended to help police, were drawn by Myla, Joyce and Julian — whom police thank “for their investigative assistance.” Cops didn’t further identify the budding sketch artists.

Police encourage anyone who might recognize the suspect in the drawings to contact the department at 860-828-7082. The blood covering half of his face may be a giveaway as to his identity.

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Connecticut man accused of social media threat to local Puerto Rican festival

A Connecticut man was arrested early Saturday for a social media post that police say implied a threat to the New Haven Puerto Rican Festival, according to reports.

Jeffrey Hanson, 53, of Orange, Conn., was charged with breach of peace and held on $50,000 bond, Fox 61 reported.

Sources told the station that Hanson, using the screen name “Jake Wilson,” posted an online comment to a local news story about the festival, saying that the gathering was “why we need 30 round magazines.”

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The festival was taking place as scheduled Saturday.

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Mugshot for Jeffrey Hanson, 53, of Orange. Conn. (New Haven Police Department)

New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes told the station the comment was ‘not a credible threat” but had caused concern ahead of the celebration, the station reported.

“It certainly makes us feel a little bit more demoralized to see that there are people that have such hate in their heart,,” Reyes said, “but that’s why we do what we do and what we do every day, is try to bring unity in a world that at some times tries to be divisive

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New Haven Mayor Toni Harp issued a statement commending the police for their quick response “to this particularly troubling incident.”

“In New Haven, we will not allow hate, racism, gender bias, or elitism divide us as a city,” Harp said, according to the New Haven Register. “In New Haven, we will defend equally the rights of all — in this case, the rights of Puerto Rican Americans — to assemble peacefully to celebrate their culture and their traditions.”

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The festival was held one week after a gunman who told police he was targeting “Mexicans” killed 22 people and wounded 24 others in a shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart.

“Now it’s one group, next week it can be another and at one point it could be your group,” Harp told Fox61. “So I would suggest to people who think they are superior to others that we are all the same, we are all one human family and we should take care of one another.”

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman faces swarm of cops with ‘guns drawn’ after mistaken for car thief

Brian Cashman was swarmed by a group of Connecticut police officers who drew their firearms on the Yankee general manager Friday when he was apparently mistaken for an armed car thief, The Post has learned.

The 52-year-old GM of the Bronx Bombers was driving his white Jeep Wrangler from Yankee Stadium to Connecticut after it was reported stolen last Saturday, according to team sources.

The NYPD had found his vehicle abandoned in the Bronx and returned it to him earlier this week.

Cashman was attempting to get to the Norwalk Police Department to have his car processed for evidence on Friday when he stopped at a gas station in Darien.

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“And that’s when apparently the circumstances radically changed,” Cashman told The Post.

“I had a welcoming committee descend upon me as I pulled out of that gas station.”

“I had a welcoming committee descend upon me as I pulled out of that gas station.”

— Brian Cashman, New York Yankees general manager

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New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman speaks to reporters at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 6, 2017, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Getty Images)

According to Cashman, Darien cops were already “responding to someone in a white Jeep that was brandishing a gun in a local doctor’s office.”

To make matters worse, when Darien police ran Cashman’s license plates, the vehicle came up stolen because “the NYPD never took me off the stolen car list,” he said.

As Cashman pulled out of the gas station as many as five patrol cars zoned in on him and between six to nine officers got out of their cars with their “guns drawn,” he said.

“They executed a very tactful interception,” Cashman said.

“They’re clearly very professional and trained and they asked me to turn my car off, exit the vehicle, walk backwards towards them…they were executing their duty.”

Cashman said he was told to “not make any rash movements” as he exited his Jeep.

“They searched my car, asked for my ID,” he said. “I explained what was going on.”

“They’re clearly very professional and trained and they asked me to turn my car off, exit the vehicle, walk backwards towards them…they were executing their duty.”

— Brian Cashman, New York Yankees general manager

Cashman said the dramatic ordeal took roughly 15 minutes before he was back in his car being escorted by Darien police to the Norwalk Police Department.

“They went through their process,” Cashman said, adding that he was escorted to the police department because “it was possible I would be tripped up again” since his car was still reported stolen.

Surprisingly Cashman said “I knew exactly what I was in for” when the Darien cops closed in on him because shortly before that he got a call from Westchester County police about his stolen car.

“They called my cell while I was driving and I tripped up something on my drive up,” he said.

“They asked me if I was driving my vehicle because they got a hit on my stolen car driving up the Hudson.”

According to Cashman, he reported his Jeep stolen last Sunday morning with the Norwalk Police Department and on Tuesday the NYPD called him saying his car was found abandoned in the Bronx.

The vehicle was towed to a local auto shop where he could pick it up.

“I retrieved it on Wednesday and I called Norwalk [police],” he said.

“They wanted to process it for evidence…I told them I can get them the car Friday.”

Cashman said he’s “curious” how the car he had returned to him and even paid the towing fee for when it was still listed as stolen.

“My vehicle should have been removed [from the stolen database] before being returned to me,” he said.

“Someone did not remove it from the stolen list…it’s a mistake, but at least nothing harmful came from that.”

A law enforcement source told The Post that the NYPD should have contacted cops in Darien and alerted them that the car was found in order for the alarm to be removed.

“The alarm should’ve been removed before he received the car,” the source added.

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Darien police did not return a request for comment on Friday.

Cashman said that there was a positive to his wild experience.

“The public should take encouragement when someone is in a stolen vehicle they’re not going to get very far,” he said.

“I have high respect for all law enforcement. They do an amazing job whether you’re in Connecticut and New York City — and sometimes unique circumstances can occur.”

As for Cashman’s Jeep Wrangler, “I’ve been told it’s officially off the [stolen] list.”

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