Saturday, June 15, 2024


Cops: Energy Drink Booster Busted

Officers arrested a Bridgeport man for boosting energy drinks from Stop & Shop in November, police said today. Image
Branden Betas: recognized on tape. Westport Police photo

According to Lt. Farrell, officers arrested Branden Betas, 24, on an active warrant Friday night at the Newtown Police Department where he was being held.

Farrell said that Stop & Shop surveillance Nov. 26 showed Betas placing energy drinks into a bag and leaving the store without paying.

Store security positively identified Betas because he was arrested at the Bridgeport Stop & Shop for a similar crime, police said.

Charged with fourth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny in the fourth degree, Betas was held in lieu of a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday, Feb. 29.

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