Published 1:02 am, Thursday, March 25, 2010
A Darien woman's Longines watch, valued at $1,500, was reported stolen from the Darien YMCA, located at 2420 Post Road, on Wednesday, March 17. The watch's owner placed the timepiece in her shower caddy while she took a shower in the women's shower room, and realized that it had fallen out about three minutes later, according to police. She returned to the shower room to look for the watch, which police said had a mother-of-pearl face, stainless steel band and diamonds around the inside of the face, but the watch was already gone.
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John Vann, 23, of Norwalk was charged with interfering with an officer, criminal impersonation, driving without a license and failure to have headlamps at 1:14 a.m. on Thursday, March 18.
An officer observed a vehicle driving eastbound on Post Road without its headlights on, and stopped the vehicle near West Norwalk Road, according to police. When asked, Vann said his name was Terell Bookhart, which is Vann's cousin's name, and gave Bookhart's birth date, police said.
Vann told the officer he did not have a license or any other identification; the officer ran Bookhart's name through the police database and found that Bookhart did not have a license, according to police. Vann then re-identified himself as Terell Bookhart, police said. The officer asked Vann's permission to conduct a search; Vann agreed, according to the report. The police found a credit card issued in Vann's name, which Vann said belonged to his brother, John Vann, police said. The officer also found a social security card in Vann's wallet with his name on it; Vann said that also belonged to his brother and he was holding if for him while his brother was in jail, according to police.
The officer then ran Vann's name in the database, and found a criminal record as well as a photo that resembled the suspect, police said. The officer confronted him, and asked whether he was John Vann; Vann confirmed, according to police. He posted a $180 cash bond and was released to the Norwalk Police Department, which has a warrant against him for third-degree promise to appear. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, March 29.
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James Pirro, 83, of 73 Holmes Ave., Darien, was charged with disorderly conduct on Saturday, March 20.
Pirro was yelling and screaming at his landlord about his cable service not working, and entered her residence after she told him not to, according to police. The incident is part of an ongoing dispute, and was one of several incidents in the last couple weeks, according to police. He posted a $100 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, March 30.
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Michael Adamico, 56, of Stamford, was charged with driving while intoxicated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 20.
A Darien woman told police she observed a man slumped over the steering wheel in a 1996 Plymouth Voyager, which was stopped at a traffic signal at the intersection of Heights Road and Noroton Avenue at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. According to police, the woman said Adamico appeared to be asleep and had a lit cigarette in his left hand.
The woman, who was walking westbound on Heights Road, approached the van to wake up Adamico, and smelled the odor of alcohol on his breath, police said. When Adamico awoke, he began moving the van forward, according to police.
The woman told him, "You need to park this car," to which Adamico responded, "Could you park it for me?" Capt. Fred Komm said.
The woman then parked the car at 40 Heights Road, at which point Adamico "staggered" toward the vehicle and climbed back inside to continue sleeping, while still holding the cigarette, police said.
An officer arrived shortly after and asked Adamico whether he had been drinking.
"More than a little," Adamico responded, according to the report.
He failed his field sobriety test, posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, March 30.
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Fred Delbianco, 46, of Shelton, was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to drive right at 12:39 a.m. Saturday. An officer observed Delbianco driving a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee at 25 mph in a 35-mph zone on Post Road near the Exit 13 Northbound ramp of Interstate-95; the SUV crossed over the center line, and into the westbound lane, according to police.
Delbianco's eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and there was an odor of alcohol within the vehicle, according to police. He failed his field sobriety test, posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, March 30.
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Walter Alfaro, 47, of Stamford, was charged with driving while intoxicated and making an improper turn following a single-vehicle accident on West Avenue at 10:26 p.m. Saturday.
Alfaro was driving a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse on West Avenue, near Holmes Avenue, when he struck a curb while rounding a curve, causing the vehicle to turn sideways and drive off the road, before coming to rest on a tree and large rock, according to police. The vehicle sustained significant front-end damage, Komm said.
When police arrived, Alfaro was standing next to his vehicle, uninjured; he told police he was sorry, Komm said. Alfaro failed his field sobriety test. He posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, April 1.
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George Sullivan, 23, of 235 Brookside Road, Darien, was charged with possession of marijuana 9 p.m. Sunday, March 21.
An officer observed Sullivan walking southbound on Birch Road with a backpack and laptop, and stopped to see if he was OK, police said. Sullivan appeared to be nervous and said he was walking to the train station, according to police. The officer left, but continued to monitor the situation and observed Sullivan walking in the opposite direction of the train station, according to the report.
The officer stopped again and asked Sullivan what was inside the backpack; Sullivan told him it was full of books, police said. The officer searched the bag and found a bag containing marijuana in a small compartment of the backpack, police said. When the officer asked whether Sullivan had more marijuana with him, Sullivan said yes and handed the officer a second bag containing marijuana, which he had been keeping in the right front pocket of his pants, police said. In total, Sullivan had about 2.5 grams of marijuana on his person, according to police. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Tuesday, March 30.