FAIRFIELD — Police were called to Crave, 52 Sanford St., twice last weekend — once on Friday night and again early Saturday morning — on reports of fights.
The first involved an employee of the restaurant, Lainiker Vargas-Badilla, 23, who was charged with third-degree assault after he allegedly punched a patron in the face.
According to the reports, Vargas-Badilla was walking by the victim around 9:45 p.m., carrying a tray of food. The victim “jokingly” tried to pick some food off the tray. His wife and some friends then allegedly did the same thing. They said Vargas-Badilla became upset and deliberately spilled the tray on the women. Vargas-Badilla said that was an accident.
He and the victim got into a verbal dispute outside the restaurant, and Vargas-Badilla hit the victim, knocking him to the ground. Vargas-Badilla said the victim approached him “aggressively.”
Vargas-Badilla, of Wilton Avenue, Norwalk, was charged with third-degree assault and released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport May 16.
A couple of hours later, police were back at the restaurant.
Around 1 a.m. Saturday, Sara Scheef, 24, allegedly hit another woman in the face, causing a cut across the bridge of her nose.
The victim said she was walking through the bar and she was bumped by Scheef, of Brookdale Road, Seymour. The victim said she turned around to see who had bumped her, and Scheef hit her with the beer bottle. A review of video surveillance, police said, showed the two women push each other and then showed Scheef hit the other woman with the bottle.
Scheef was charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace. She was released on a promise to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport May 17.