Weapons and illegal fireworks were found in the car of a driver who police had pulled over for speeding early Tuesday, according to the report.
Adam Litzie, 29, of Coolidge Street, Stratford, was charged with illegal possession of explosives, possession of fireworks and two counts of weapons in a motor vehicle when he was stopped around 6 a.m. Tuesday on the Old Post Road for traveling 40 mph in a 25 mph-zone.
Sgt. Michael Paris first saw Litzie pull into the parking lot of the Circle Diner, the target for several recent burglaries. He said Litzie walked in a rear door of the neighboring Fairfield Motor Inn, then walked back out and got back into his Buick LeSabre. He drove out onto the Post Road, pulled into the Bob's store parking lot and back onto the Post Road. He turned down Beach Road and onto the Old Post Road, where he was observed driving over the posted speed limit, police said.
When Paris stopped the vehicle, he said there was a pair of brass knuckles in plain view. Asked if he had any weapons or drugs in the car, Litzie said, "no, not really," according to the report.
A search of the car turned up a hatchet, illegal fireworks as well as fireworks that are classified by the ATF as explosives and require a permit, according to the report.
Litzie was held on a $5,000 bond and taken to Bridgeport Superior Court for arraignment later that day.