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Darien Police: Stamford Woman Lied About Her Identity During Dispute

A Stamford woman was charged with giving a fake name to police during a dispute in Darien
A Stamford woman was charged with giving a fake name to police during a dispute in Darien Photo Credit: Casey Donahue, file

DARIEN, Conn. -- A Stamford woman and her boyfriend both gave lied about her name to police when officers responded to the scene of an altercation between the two in Darien this weekend, according to police.

Police responded to the area of Ward Lane and Post Road in Darien on Saturday evening on a report of an altercation between two people. When they arrived, they met with a woman who said that she and her boyfriend had argued, but that everything was fine now, police said.

The man said that the two had argued, and as he walked away the woman had grabbed his arm to stop him from leaving, according to police. The man identified the woman as "Diana Herrera," while the woman identified herself as "Emelyn Principle," according to police. When questioned, the man gave her real name: Laura Herrera-Tututi, 20, of Stamford, according to police.

The man said that he was trying to keep his girlfriend from getting in trouble, police said. Officers determined that there was an active protective order on Herrera-Tututi, with the man as the protected party, police said.

Herrera-Tututi was charged with criminal violation of a protective order, interfering with an officer and criminal impersonation. She was released on a $10,000 bond and appeared in court on Monday.

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