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Police Reports

Published 1:02 am, Thursday, December 10, 2009
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A 2000 Chevy Silverado was reported stolen from the municipal parking lot behind CVS on Post Road at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. The truck had been left unlocked, with the keys and two credit cards inside, according to police.

Police received a phone call at 10:40 p.m. the next day, Tuesday, Dec. 1, reporting an abandoned pick-up truck parked on Stanton Road. The truck was the same commercial vehicle that had been reported missing the day before, police said. It was parked on the side of the road and left unlocked. The keys and credit cards were still inside, police said.

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Eighty-six $10-lottery tickets were reported stolen from Puritan Stationary at 1985 Post Road at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. The $70 Million Blockbuster tickets had been taken from the case next to the cash register, according to police. The store's owner told police he believed the incident occurred between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. that day, while his wife was working. Some of the $860 worth of tickets were redeemed in Stamford, police said.

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An iPod Touch, ear buds, house keys and $30 to $50 in cash from a wallet were reported stolen from the boys' locker room at Darien High School at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, when the mother of the victim approached a patrol officer parked on West Avenue. The mother told the police officer that she learned of the incident when she picked up her son from basketball practice. The incident occurred between 2:20 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. The items had been left in an unsecured black backpack on the floor of the locker room, according to police.

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The rear window of a 1993 Ford Taurus was smashed out while it was parked in the west parking lot of Darien High School on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 1, according to police. The car's owner had parked it in the lot adjacent to Nutmeg Lane at 7:40 a.m. She was notified of the damage by a school official at 11 a.m.

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Two cars owned by the same woman were vandalized in the parking lot of the Avalon complex during the overnight hours of Wednesday, Dec. 2, according to police. The woman parked her 2007 Mercedes 350 next to her 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee at 8 p.m. on Dec. 2. When she returned to the parking lot at 8 a.m. the next morning, she found that both cars had been keyed down the sides. There was also a dent on the hood of the Mercedes. The value of the damage is unknown, police said.

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An iPod Touch, valued at $289, was reported stolen out of a school bag in the boys' locker room at Darien High School during the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 3, according to police. A DHS student left the MP3-player in his backpack on the floor of the locker room during gym class at 1:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. When he returned to the locker room at 2:30 p.m., he found his bag had been opened and the iPod was gone, police said.

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Zach Hession, 19, of 167 Old Kings Highway South turned himself in for sixth-degree larceny for a November theft on Friday, Dec. 4. Police said $400 in change was reported missing from a green bag, left in an unlocked safe in the program director's office at The Depot on Nov. 11. The director told police she had a suspect, Hession, doing community service at The Depot for a motor-vehicle charge, police said Hession told police he took $140 from the bag on Nov. 7 to repay a debt, police said. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Dec. 14.

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Gerard Gibney, 26, of 30 Catalpa Terrace, and Kevin Wandzilak, 28, of 19 Devonshire Drive, were both arrested for breech of peace during the early morning hours on Friday, Dec. 4. A neighbor reported hearing yelling and possible fighting near his Catalpa Terrace residence; at 3:37 a.m., Wandzilak rang her doorbell and asked her to call 911, saying he was being attacked, the report stated. According to police, Wanzilak then got in his 1992 Mercedes Benz 300 and attempted to leave, but Gibney was striking his car with a tennis racket. Police said Gibney was still hitting the car when the officer arrived on the scene, and Gibney did not drop the racket when the officer ordered him to do so. Wandzilak was sent to the hospital and released on a promise to appear; Gibney posted a $500 bond. They are both scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 14.

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Petro Leshchyshyn, 35, of Stamford, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and failure to stop at a stop sign at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. An officer observed him fail to stop at the stop sign while turning right onto Tokeneke Road after exiting Interstate-95 in a 2003 Ford E350 van, police said. The officer noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage as well as Leshchyshyn's slurred speech and glassy eyes, according to police. He failed his field sobriety test, and told the officer he had been driving from a co-workers house in Stamford where he had been celebrating his birthday, the report stated. He posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 17.

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Cassandra Greco, 19, was arrested for disorderly conduct at 8:10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. She appeared in court on Dec. 7.

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John Bennett, 54, of 293 Mansfield Ave., was arrested for driving while intoxicated, interfering with an officer and refusal to be fingerprinted at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. An officer observed him driving his 1983 Chevy S10 north on Mansfield Avenue when he crossed over the double line, police said. The officer pulled Bennett over near Rowland Drive. Bennett had a hard time standing, refused to pay attention to the officer, demanded to speak with a lawyer and refused a field sobriety test, police said. He was arrested, refused to put his hands behind his back, and was forcibly subdued and handcuffed, according to police. At 10 a.m. on Sunday, he submitted to fingerprinting, police said. He posted a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 18.

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Peter Sosno, 41, of 23 Sunset Road, was arrested for risk of injury to a minor at 10:54 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Police received a call from a concerned citizen, who reported that a young boy was running down Brookside Road without pants or shoes on Sunday morning, according to police. The woman covered the boy in a jacket to keep warm. He told the police his first name and that he was 4-years-old, police said. Moments later, the boy's mother ran down the road looking for him; police said she looked very upset. The boy had been playing in a stream and got wet, so his parents removed his socks, pants and shoes and placed him in the child seat in their car, while they and their other two children looked at a home on Brookside Road, police said. Sosno was released on a promise to appear in court on Dec. 18.