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Cops: Woman who reported crash charged with evading it

Published 7:04 am, Monday, August 11, 2014
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A Fairfield woman, who filed a complaint with police that an unknown vehicle had struck hers while it was parked on Riverside Avenue near Charles Street, has been arrested.

Jennifer Gumpert, 31, of Kings Highway East, was charged with evading responsibility.

Police said an investigation of Gumpert's complaint "showed that was not the case," according to a police report.

In addition, officers found car parts with serial numbers strewn about the roadway near 355 Riverside Ave. and a sign post had been severed at its base and was on the ground, the report said.

The arrest warrant noted that the car parts were a strong match to the vehicle Gumpert was driving at the time: a Subaru Forester.

Gumpert turned herself in to police Aug. 6 and posted $500 bond. She is scheduled to appear Aug. 18 in Norwalk Superior Court.