Everett Crenshaw was charged with disobeying the signal of an officer and operating an unregistered motor vehicle at 9:15 p.m. on Monday, April 12.
An officer in a parked police car equipped with a license plate reader at the intersection of Abbey Road and Middlesex Road observed Crenshaw drive by in a 1997 Mitsubishi Montero, according to police. The LPR indicated the vehicle had an expired registration, which the department's computer system confirmed, police said.
The officer engaged in a pursuit, including lights and sirens, but Crenshaw did not stop, according to police. The officer continued to pursue the vehicle as it turned onto Courtland Avenue, until it finally came to a stop at a red light at the intersection of Glenbrook Road and Crescent Street in Stamford, about three-quarters of a mile from the location where the officer first tried to stop the vehicle, police said.
The officer exited the vehicle and approached Crenshaw, who police said was "totally uncooperative" and "argumentative." He was eventually removed from the vehicle and handcuffed, police said. He posted a $100 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, April 22.
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A Garmin GPS, valued at $250, was reported stolen from an unlocked 2008 Ford Escape, parked on Grove Street on Wednesday, April 14. The vehicle's owner, who is an employee at Melting Pot, a restaurant located on Grove Street, told police she parked the car at 5 p.m.; when she returned to the vehicle after work at 10 p.m., the GPS was missing, according to police.
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A Mayflower Road resident reported having two lacrosse sticks stolen on Wednesday, April 14. According to police, the complainant was practicing lacrosse with her 10-year-old son on Noroton Bay Beach at 11 a.m.; when their dog wandered off, the pair placed their lacrosse sticks on a stone wall on Nearwater Lane to look for him, police said. They returned about five minutes later to find both sticks missing, according to police. One stick is red, the other is green, and they are worth about $75 each, police said.
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Two residents of Dubois Street reported vandalism last week.
A woman who lives at 28 Dubois Street reported that her house was covered in toilet paper early in the morning on Wednesday, April 14, according to police. The woman woke up at 8 a.m. to find various obscenities written on her lawn in toilet paper, as well as toilet paper on her home, according to police.
The following day, a resident at 80 Dubois St. reported having his fence spray painted in orange lettering, police said. The resident could not make sense out of what was written, which police said was something similar to "CEA" and "AB." The resident noticed the paint on Thursday afternoon, and told police it had not been there the previous day, police said.
It's hard to say whether the two incidents are related, according to Capt. Fred Komm.
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A red Toro lawnmower, valued at $390, was reported stolen from a driveway on Lake Drive on Thursday, April 15. The owner was cutting grass at noon; he left the lawn mower unattended at 12:45 p.m. to go inside for a drink, according to police. When he came back about 10 to 15 minutes later, the lawn mower was gone, police said.
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The owner of the Darien News Store, located at 19 Tokeneke Road, reported an attempted burglary at 6:50 a.m. on Friday, April 16. The store's owner noticed three small pieces of wooden trim on the ground near the door, when he arrived at the store to open for business, according to police. The glass panels in the door were separated from the frame, but no glass was broken; no entry was gained, police said. The cost of the damage is not yet known, according to police.
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Darien Police made two arrests for driving while intoxicated during a sobriety checkpoint on Washington Boulevard near State Street in Stamford between 11 p.m. Friday, April 16, and the early morning hours of Saturday, April 17.
A 17-year-old Stamford boy was charged with driving without a license and driving while intoxicated at the checkpoint at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday. The boy entered the checkpoint, driving a 2007 Saab 93T, with bloodshot eyes, dilated pupils and no driver's license, according to police. He had two underage boys in the car with him, as well as an open 30-pack of Keystone Light, with 15 unopened cans of beer remaining and several open cans in the backseat, police said.
The teen told police he was dropping friends off after a party, and that he hadn't been drinking, but had smoked marijuana, according to police. The two passengers were turned over to their parents, police said. The teen failed his field sobriety test, and underwent a urine test, according to police. Police determined that the teen took his parent's car without their knowledge; his parents did not press charges, police said. He posted a $250 bond, was turned over to his father and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, April 27.
Jose Hernandez, 38, of Stamford, was charged with driving while intoxicated at 1:40 a.m. on Saturday. Hernandez was driving a 1998 Toyota Camry through the checkpoint when an officer asked him whether he had been drinking; Hernandez told the officer he had "had a few," police said. The officer observed that Hernandez had glassy eyes, slurred speech and the odor of alcohol on his person, police said. He failed his field sobriety test, posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, April 27.
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Kamil Mateuszczy, 24, of Stamford, was charged with criminal impersonation, failure to have insurance on a motor-vehicle, driving with a suspended registration and driving with a suspended license at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 18.
An officer with an LPR, parked adjacent to Post Road near Richmond Drive observed Mateuszczy drive by, when the LPR indicated that the registration on the 2007 Ford Fusion operated by Mateuszczy may be suspended, police said. The department's computer system confirmed that the car's registration was suspended due to a lack of insurance, and the officer stopped the vehicle near the Southbound on-ramp to Interstate-95, police said.
Mateuszczy handed the officer a valid driver's license with the name Adrian Mateuszczy; when the officer ran the license, he found a warrant out of Stamford for a failure to appear, police said. At that point, Mateuszczy told the officer that the license actually belonged to his younger brother. Mateuszczy posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, April 28.