Police Charge Two After Theft and Assault at Sears at Danbury Fair Mall

Danbury Police responded to a larceny complaint at the Danbury Fair Mall and charged two people.

Loss provention workers at Sears Department store called Danbury police Sunday at about 4 p.m. after watching two people shoplifting. When the loss prevention workers attempted to bring the two women to the security office, one woman, later identified as Kimberly Mier, 18, of Dunhill Dr., Brewster, struck one of the agents in the head with a metal bowl. Both suspects fled the store, Danbury police reported.

When Police Officer Daniel Sellner was collecting that information from Sears, a witness told him the two women were in the food court, and Sellner approached them with the loss prevention agents.


While attempting to charge the suspects in the theft, Mier approached Officer Sellner and started to punch him about his body, screaming profanities at him to let her go.  Sellner was struggling with both females when he received help from an off duty police officer, police said.

A  large crowd had gathered and Mier continued her loud abusive tirade complete with foul language and use of sexual innuendo, screaming police brutality and profanities throughout the arrest while Mall shoppers looked on. 

Value of the merchandise taken was approx. $140. The assaulted loss prevention agent received a laceration on his forehead but refused medical attention at the scene. 

 Mier was charged with Assaulting a police officer, interfering with the duties of a police officer, breach of peace, fourth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny. Mier was released on a $5,000 bond for a court appearance on Dec. 12.

The female juvenile, 17 , was charged with breach of peace, interfering with a police officer, fourth-degree larcney and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree Larceny.  She was release on a written promise to appear in court on Dec. 12.

This information was provided by the Danbury Police Department. A person charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court.

JWolf December 05, 2012 at 01:12 PM
I am sure no one jumped in to help the officer when she was hitting him. She should be happy I was not there I would have helped Officer Mier out without a second thought.
Jimmy Pursey December 05, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I imagine the officer would have declined your "help" in detaining an 18 year old female shoplifter in the food court, J. The police have protocols they have to follow.
JWolf December 06, 2012 at 12:59 PM
If you read the article she was striking him when he tried to detain her and their was a second person as well who could have jumped him. I know quite a few police officers and merely saying " Officer do you need assistance" is appreciated even if its just watching his back for the second person. Its called respecting law enforcement.


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