Mother, daughter arrested after Orange home invasion

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ORANGE, Conn. (WTNH) — A mother and daughter have been arrested after a home invasion on Thursday.

Orange police were called to a home in the 900 block of Orange Center Road just after 11 a.m. Thursday after homeowners said a person they didn’t know walked into their home.

Police say 35-year-old Peggy Curtiss of Bridgeport walked through an unlocked door and began walking around the house. The homeowners escorted her out, but Curtiss then tried to force her way back in.

Police say when the homeowners wouldn’t let her back inside, Curtiss picked up a decoration from the front lawn, used it to break a window, and crawled inside. The homeowners then left the house. Police say the homeowners suffered no physical harm during the incident.

Soon after, officers arrived and found Curtiss’ mother, 55-year-old Peggy Curtiss, also of Bridgeport, outside of the home in the driveway. She was arrested and charged with second-degree conspiracy to commit burglary and sixth-degree attempt to commit larceny. She posted $50,000 bond and is due in court on Friday.

Police entered the home and found the younger Curtiss in an upstairs bathroom. She refused to follow officers’ demands to leave the room. Officers had to use a Taser on her in order to take her into custody. She was given medical attention and ultimately charged with second-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, breach of peace, disorderly conduct, and sixth-degree attempt to commit larceny. She is being held on $100,000 bond and is due in court on Friday.

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