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Unlicensed driver caught with weapon

Published 6:01 pm, Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Anthony Cameron, 24, of 43 Quince St., Bridgeport, was arrested Aug. 7 on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon in a vehicle, improper use of marker plate, driving without insurance, driving while under suspension and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

A Darien officer on patrol saw a purple 1999 Honda Accord traveling south on Hoyt Street without a front bumper and with heavy damage to the rear, according to the report. The officer also noticed the driver was following the vehicle in front of it too closely, police said. After checking the car's New Jersey plate number, the officer learned the registration was expired, according to police.

The vehicle was stopped on Hoyt Street near Hoyt Court, where the officer spoke with Cameron and noticed he was extremely nervous and visibly shaking, the report stated. Police said the driver could not provide any documentation for the vehicle.

While doing an inventory of the items in the Cameron's car, since it was about to be towed, the officer located some marijuana residue as well as two knives, one of which was a throwing knife with a double-sided blade that measured more than 4 inches, according to police. Under state law, any knife of which the edged portion of the blade is 4 inches or more in length is considered a weapon. Police said the second knife was not as long.

Cameron, who previously has been cited for driving without a license, told police he knew the Perfect Point throwing knife was in the vehicle but he said it did not belong to him.

He was released on $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 20.