Man arrested for ransacking Fairfield County hotel room, police say

A Fairfield County man was arrested for allegedly ransacking a hotel room and possession of weed.

Leander Vincent Watkins, 32, of Bridgeport, was arrested Thursday, June 24 by Bridgeport Police after officers were called to the Bridgeport Holiday Inn for extensive damage to a hotel room, said Scott Appleby, manager emergency management.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the room had been damaged and began searching for the occupants with a description provided by hotel staff.

Soon after, officers noticed several people matching the descriptions at a local park near the hotel and began questioning them, Appleby said.

After a while, Watkins admitted to being in the damaged room. After his arrest by police, officers found a black zippered bag containing a green leafy substance, broken into small pieces for sale in “nickel bags,” police said.

Police also found several hundred dollars in cash.

Watkins was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance / marijuana and criminal mischief.

He is being held on $ 10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, June 25.

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