Published 1:04 am, Friday, July 30, 2010
Renata Santos, 24, of Greenwich, was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to drive right at 2:40 a.m. on Monday, July 19.
An officer traveling westbound on Tokeneke Road observed a 2008 Toyota Corolla cross the double-yellow line, police said. The officer also observed damage to the right portion of the rear bumper, which was scraping on the roadway as the vehicle moved, as well as damage to the rear driver's side door, consistent with being involved in an accident, according to police.
When the officer approached the vehicle, he detected the strong odor of alcohol, according to the report. Santos stated that she had struck a telephone pole somewhere in Rowayton, and may have fallen asleep while driving, police said.
She failed her field sobriety test and was arrested. She posted a $500 bond and appeared in court Thursday, July 29.
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A resident of Bittersweet Lane reported having his home vandalized at 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20. The resident reported hearing a loud crash coming from downstairs; upon inspection he found one of the front windows had been broken, police said. Two rocks were found beneath the broken window; damage estimates are not yet known, police said.
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The owner of Children's Attic, 282 Tokeneke Road, reported a tricycle stolen from the store on Tuesday, July 20. According to police, a blue, red and yellow tricycle with a pushbar and basket was placed out front for sale at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. A prospective customer drove by at 10:20 a.m. noticed the tricycle; when that same customer returned at 11 a.m., she noticed it was gone and went inside to inquire about it, police said.
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James DeLuca, 48, of 20 Dubois St., was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor-vehicle with a suspended license, failure to return a suspended license and disobeying the signal of an officer at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 21.
An off-duty officer informed an on-duty officer that he observed DeLuca operating a vehicle southbound on Noroton Avenue, and also indicated that DeLuca's license was suspended, police said.
The on-duty officer confirmed that DeLuca's license is suspended, and followed the vehicle as it turned right onto Casement Street and then Dubois Street, the report states.
The officer activated his lights and siren, attempting to stop the vehicle, but DeLuca did not stop, police said. DeLuca eventually pulled into 20 Dubois St., about a quarter-mile from where the officer originally attempted to stop him, according to police.
When the officer approached the vehicle, he detected the strong odor of alcohol, police said. DeLuca acknowledged that his license was suspended, according to the report. He failed his field sobriety test, and was arrested. He posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Aug. 2.
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Richard Nanos, 62, of Stamford, was charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace at 4:44 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. According to police, Nanos was involved in a minor motor-vehicle accident in the parking lot at Wallgreens, 138 Heights Road, during which he and a 23-year-old Stamford woman had a minor collision. The woman, who was driving a 2007 Toyota, backed into Nanos' 2005 Honda, police said.
Once the collision occurred, Nanos allegedly exited his vehicle and ran toward the woman, police said. According to the report, there was an argument about an insurance card. After the argument, Nanos pulled the Stamford woman's 47-year-old mother out of the car and struck her a couple times, police said. The 23-year-old woman also suffered cuts on her arms, police said. Witnesses on scene reported the incident; when police arrived they found Nanos's knuckles were cut and scraped, the report states.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on Monday, Aug. 2.
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A construction worker reported having his 2000 Volkswagen Beetle broken into at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. According to police, the man left the vehicle unlocked on Morley Lane at 8 a.m., near a house he was working on. When he retuned to the vehicle at 3:30 p.m., he discovered that a GPS unit, a Sirius satellite radio system and a silver bracelet, valued at $250, were taken, police said.
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William Takacs, 27, of Fairfield, was charged with driving while intoxicated and making an improper turn at 10:49 p.m. Thursday, July 22.
Police responded to a single-vehicle accident on Hollow Tree Ridge Road in the area of Indian Spring Trail, and found a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta on its roof, according to the report. Takacs was the only person in the vehicle; he suffered a laceration on his arm, but declined medical treatment, police said. He told police he had been coming from a party somewhere in the area, the report stated. Police believe he hit a stone wall and a tree, according to Capt. Fred Komm.
An officer detected the odor of alcohol on Takacs's breath, police said. He failed his field sobriety test and was arrested. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Monday, Aug. 2.
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Jason Enters, 39, of 54 Noroton Ave., Darien, turned himself in on a warrant for disorderly conduct on Friday, July 23. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Monday, Aug. 2.
According to Komm, police have been to Enters' home several times in the past few months as part of an ongoing property-line dispute between Enters and a neighbor. On the evening of June 15, Enters' neighbors were having security cameras installed on their property, police said. According to police, Enters began spraying water from a hose at the workers installing the cameras to annoy them. He also set up and lit sparklers on the fence between the two properties, police said.
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Domingo Santiago, 42, of Bridgeport, was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to drive right and operating a motor-vehicle with a suspended license at 12:43 a.m. Saturday, July 24.
An officer observed Santiago, traveling in a 2004 Ford Taurus, traveling eastbound on Post Road near Brookside Drive, when Santiago made a U-turn and began traveling west, police said. The vehicle crossed over the double-yellow line before entering Stamford, and was stopped, according to police.
He failed his field sobriety test and was arrested. He posted a $200 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
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A 43-year-old Maryland woman reported having her car burglarized in Darien on Sunday, July 25. According to police, the woman was passing through town to visit family in Vermont when she stopped to get lunch at Post Corner Pizza, on Post Road, at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21. She parked her 2004 Toyota Highlander in the lot behind the restaurant, leaving the vehicle unlocked, police said.
She stayed at the restaurant for about an hour before returning to her vehicle, according to the report. When she arrived in Vermont, she discovered that she was missing an American Tourister piece of luggage, as well as a Coach handbag, valued at $400, containing a MacBook Pro computer, valued at $3,000, and assorted toiletries, valued at $100, police said. She stopped at the Darien Police station on her way back to Maryland at 3:20 p.m. Sunday to report the incident, police said.