Christopher Pinto, 38, of 70 Christie Hill Road in Darien, was charged with credit card theft, illegal use of credit cards and fifth-degree larceny on Tuesday, Jan. 12, after turning himself in on a warrant.
On Nov. 16, Darien Police received information that Pinto had pawned a gold wedding band at Marco Jewelers in Stamford.
Pinto's mother, who told police she was missing her wedding band and a pair of earrings, positively identified the band as her own; Pinto had pawned it on Nov. 11 for $51, according to police. The owner of the Marco Jewelers also showed police a receipt detailing a Nov. 6 transaction, during which Pinto sold a pair of hoop earrings to the jeweler for $150, police said.
Pinto's mother also indicated that Pinto had taken her American Express credit card without her permission, racking up $962.26 in charges at Best Buy, Wal Mart and Vavala's Deli on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, police said.
Pinto admitted to all activities, according to police. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
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Peter Igoe, 41, of 91 Witch Lane, was charged with following too close and evading responsibility on Thursday, Jan. 14, after turning himself in on a warrant. The warrant was issued in connection with a Nov. 15 accident on Post Road near the Interstate 95 northbound Exit 13 ramp.
A gray 2000 Jeep Cherokee struck a 2010 Mercedes Benz in the rear near the Norwalk line on Post Road at 12:28 p.m. on Nov. 15, according to police. The female driver of the Mercedes pulled over to the side of the road to talk to the driver of the Jeep, but the Jeep's operator drove away, police said. The Mercedes operator wrote down the Jeep's plate number and gave the police a physical description of the operator, police said.
Police traced the plate to Igoe's residence, where they found the Jeep in the driveway; the vehicle had damage consistent with the accident, according to police. Officers attempted to contact Igoe by knocking on the door of the residence and calling his phone, police said. The next day, police contacted Igoe's wife, who said she had been out of town when the accident occurred, but gave the police her husband's cell phone number; police attempted to contact Igoe numerous times between Nov. 16 and Nov. 22, before reaching him on Nov. 30, police said.
Igoe came in for an interview and admitted to being the owner of the Jeep Cherokee, police said. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Tuesday, Jan. 26.
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Craig Haynes, 35, of 4 Sedgwick Village in Darien was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to drive right at 12:58 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. An officer witnessed Haynes cross over the double-yellow line three times while driving a 1998 Mercedes Benz westbound on Old King's Highway S., police said.
The officer stopped the vehicle near Cross Road. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer saw a bottle of Bud Light in the center console and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage, police said. Haynes failed his field sobriety test. He posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Jan. 25.
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A platinum chain necklace with a circle pendant surrounded by diamonds, valued at $2,000, was reported stolen from a private residence on West Avenue in Darien on Friday, Jan. 15. The necklace's owner noticed it was missing on Jan. 7; she had last seen it on Dec. 27, after returning home from a vacation in Florida, police said. There were no signs of forced entry, police said.