A registered sex offender faces breach of peace charges after he attempted to open a woman’s car door as she was stopped at a traffic light on the Post Road at Tokeneke Road, as first reported via The Darien Times Twitter feed on Monday, Dec. 10.
Gary Shurtleff, of Pacific Street in Stamford, approached the woman, who had her two children in the car, at around 3:40 p.m. She immediately drove off and called police. A description was provided and a subject, later determined to be Shurfleff, was seen leaving Dunkin Donuts near to where the incident occurred.
When he noticed the police vehicle, Shurtleff began walking in the opposite direction and was stopped by officers, police said. Shurtleff initially identified himself as Roger Moore and then Gary Moore. He was then placed under arrest, eventually admitting his true identity, police said.
It was determined that Shurtleff has an extensive criminal history including at least 34 arrests in Connecticut. Additionally, he has a record of arrests in California, Florida, Maryland, New York and Virginia. He is a registered sex offender in Connecticut, police said. Shurtleff was held in lieu of a $250 bond which he did not post. He was presented for arraignment in Stamford court on Tuesday, Dec. 11.