Bridgeport woman charged with stalking Darien woman
Updated 1:34 pm, Tuesday, February 7, 2017
DARIEN — A 37-year-old Bridgeport woman was charged with second-degree stalking after approaching a Darien woman outside her home.
According to police, there had been four previous incidents between the two parties, dating as far back as 2015 to as recently as earlier this year. Officers said they personally warned the Bridgeport woman, Edna Paula DaSilva of Sylvan Avenue, to stay away from the Darien victim.
On Jan. 25 around 9:30 p.m., however, police responded to the Avalon apartment complex on Hollow Tree Ridge Road after the 39-year-old Darien woman called to say DaSilva approached her while she was outside by her garage.
According to the victim, she was outside when DaSilva approached her and started to yell things about the victim’s husband. The victim told DaSilva to leave her alone and get out and DaSilva left. In her statement, the victim also told police DaSilva had been posting derogatory comments about her online and she’d had issues with the woman for at least two years.
DaSilva admitted she’d been at the Avalon complex during the incident when an officer followed up with her Jan. 26. The officer then put out a warrant for DaSilva’s arrest, charging her with second-degree stalking. DaSilva came to Darien police headquarters on Feb. 2 around 10:30 p.m. after learning about the warrant. She was fingerprinted, photographed and released on a $25,000 bond posted by a bondsman. She is due in court Feb. 13.