In the rough: Lawyer charged again with stealing golf clubs, bags
Updated 12:18 pm, Thursday, August 8, 2013
A local lawyer was arrested on a warrant Wednesday, charged once again with stealing golf clubs.
Garrett A. Denniston, 35, of Jackman Avenue, who is associated with the law firm of Bishop, Jackson and Kelly in Milford, was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.
He broke into the pro shop at the H. Smith Richardson Golf Course the evening of May 29, police said, and stole two staff golf bags with clubs, one valued at $1,000 and the second at $2,500.
The golf bags and clubs were apparently found when police executed search warrants of his home following an arrest in June for stealing a golf bag from the Patterson Club, according to the report.
Denniston sold some of the stolen clubs to a business in Portland, Conn., and police said they found receipts for the sale of the Smith Richardson golf bags. Denniston received $1,000 for the clubs, police said.
The theft occurred May 29, according to police, when the bartender at Smith Richardson Clubhouse said she saw a man run out of the woods around closing time. She heard a loud bang apparently resulting from a break-in, became scared, and quickly left. She described the man as white, in his 20s, about 5 feet, 11 inches or 6 feet tall, with a stocky build and pale skin. In addition, she said as she was leaving she saw an Audi sedan parked on the side of the road near the woods.
Denniston was driving a 2006 Audi A4 when he was arrested at the Patterson Club, police said.
He is also suspected in a similar incident on June 6 at the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.
Denniston was released on a $1,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Bridgeport Superior Court.