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Friday, December 05, 2014

Alleged Cop Biter Held in Lieu of $25,000 Bond

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Alexandra Skiffington: allegedly bit officer, paramedic. Westport Police photo

A 26-year-old woman bit a police officer and a paramedic and spit in the face of a second officer as they were responding to a domestic disturbance two days after Thanksgiving, police said today.

It followed by a day another attack on a Westport police officer who was punched in the face as he attempted to subdue an allegedly intoxicated woman.

Alexandra Skiffington, who police identified as living on Richmondville Ave.—but Skiffington in an email message on Jan. 22, 2015 to WestportNow said she has never lived there but only visited her boyfriend there and actually lives in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Fla.—remains incarcerated at Niantic’s York Correctional Institution in lieu of a $25,000 bond, the Norwalk Superior Court Clerk’s Office said today.

She was released from Norwalk Hospital on Tuesday and on Wednesday was arraigned before Judge William Wenzel, who continued her case to Wednesday, Dec. 10. Unable to post bond, she was transported to Niantic.

Skiffington is charged with two counts of assault on a public safety officer, interfering with an officer and breach of peace, police said.

According to Capt. Vincent Penna, officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Richmondville Avenue address where she was attempting to leave in her boyfriend’s car without his permission.

“This had begun the argument between the two,” Penna said. “Skiffington was belligerent and out of control at the scene to the point where she had to be physically restrained.

“While attempting to restrain her, she bit an officer and a paramedic, as well as spit in the face of a second officer.” he added.

Skiffington is a noted equestrian groomed in a family that has “traveled extensively buying and racing horses in locations such as Deauville & Chantilly France, Great Britain, Ireland and Japan,” according to the Skiffingtons Fine Apparel website. The family has boutiques in Southampton, N.Y., Portsmouth, R.I. and New York.

Skiffington has also graced the Hamptons society pages, welcoming Barron Hilton and Joanna Pallante to her family boutique’s Skulls & Halos Trunk Show in June.

Skiffington’s name was also mentioned in the East Hampton Star police report that month as the victim in a bar fight. Unless they are public figures, newspapers do not mention victims’ names.

According to the report, Gabriel L. Narvaez, 24, hurled a glass, “cutting her face and chipping a tooth during an early morning incident at Georgica Restaurant in Wainscott.”

On Nov. 28, a 36-year-old Westport mother who allegedly was drunk and trying to enter her vehicle with a child and drive away punched a police officer in the face as they attempted to stop her, police said. (See WestportNow Nov. 28, 2014)

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Posted 12/05/14 at 05:16 PM



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