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Couple Arrested in Fake Stabbing Report

A Stamford couple was arrested for telling police a false story that they had been victims of an alleged robbery and stabbing at McDonald's in Greenwich. Officers met the two at Greenwich Hospital, where Carlos Martinez, 22, of 501 W. Main St., Stamford, was being treated for an injury he told police was the result of a stabbing at the East Putnam Avenue fast-food location. Martinez and his wife, Liliana Martinez, 26, had made up the story. Martinez admitted to officers that his injury was self-inflicted. Both were issued misdemeanor summons on charges of filing a false report and interfering with an officer. Both are due in court Sept. 23.

Also from the police blotter:

• Raul V. Lituma, 45, of 349 Greenwich Ave., was arrested on charges of risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct after a verbal argument turned physical. Lituma had been arguing with an unidentified person when he began pulling the victim's hair and shoved the victim onto a bed, almost striking a minor child. He was released on a $1,000 bond and was due in court Friday.

• Robert M Paul, 43, of 200 Broad St., Stamford, was arrested on charges of second-degree harassment after continuing to contact his ex-girlfriend via text message and phone after police and the woman told him to stop. He was released on a $237 cash bond and was due in court Friday.

• Kristen Montanez, 29, of 236 Joshua Town Road, Lyme, was arrested on a warrant for allegedly participating in credit-card theft. Montanez allegedly used illegally obtained credit cards to make purchases in Greenwich in April. She turned herself in to the police on charges of third-degree larceny, theft of a credit card and risk of injury to a minor. She was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 24.

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