Edy Hernandez, 38, of Bridgeport, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving without a license and failure to drive right at 1 a.m., Tuesday July 6.
An officer driving behind Hernandez's 1992 Toyota Celica witnessed him turn onto Old King's Highway North from the Post Road and cross the double-yellow line several times, according to police. The officer stopped Hernandez on Old King's Highway North, police said. He failed his field sobriety test and was arrested, according to the report.
He posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Friday, July 16.
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Frank Eaton, 47, of Stamford, was charged with fifth-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny at 8 p.m., Wednesday July 7.
An officer traveling eastbound on the Post Road near Center Street observed the manager of CVS, located at 964 Post Road, flagging him down, police said.
According to police, Eaton was wandering through the store with a black duffle bag and a shopping basket that evening. The manager immediately recognized him from various surveillance tapes in the store from prior occasions, police said. Eaton has allegedly stolen thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, and usually carries a black duffle, Darien Police Capt. Fred Komm said.
The manager dialed 911, then went out the front door and flagged down the passing officer, police said. When he went out the door, he noticed Eaton place the basket on the counter, police said. The officer approached Eaton before he was able to leave the store, according to police.
Video surveillance from that evening shows him taking 14 bottles of Prilosec and several Sonicare toothbrushes and accessories, police said. According to police, Eaton had no money at the time of the incident and he later admitted it was his intention to steal the merchandise. The total value of the merchandise was $719.29, police said. He was held in lieu of a $10,000 bond and appeared in court Thursday, July 8.
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Gregorio Gonzalez, 34, of White Plains, N.Y., was charged with interfering with an officer, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, driving without a license, misuse of plates and driving without insurance on Wednesday, July 7, at 8:18 a.m.
Gonzalez was driving a 1999 Saab 95 westbound on the Post Road by the Norwalk line when an officer noticed that the car's headlamp was not lit despite the daytime running lights being on, police said. The officer ran the registration and determined that the plates did not belong on the vehicle, according to police. The officer stopped Gonzalez on the on-ramp to I-95 southbound, police said.
Gonzalez provided a valid driver's license with the name Xavier Torres, according to police. The picture on the license did not appear to match the operator, the report states. Gonzalez eventually told police his real name, Komm said.
Gonzelez posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, July 19.
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Gregory McCalla, 26, of Norwalk, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving without a license and failure to obey traffic control signals at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 9.
An officer traveling eastbound on the Post Road near Brookside Road observed a 2006 Subaru Impreza make a wide right turn from Old King's Highway North onto Post Road and continue eastbound on the Post Road, before traveling through a traffic light at the entrance to I-95 southbound. The officer stopped the vehicle, police said. The officer observed the odor of alcohol in the car, as well as McCalla's glassy bloodshot eyes, according to the police report. McCalla failed his field sobriety test and was arrested. He posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday July 19.
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A Darien man reported his bicycle stolen at noon on Friday, July 9. The bike's owner told police he left it behind a trash bin in a parking lot at 346 Heights Road at 7:30 a.m.; when he returned at noon, it was gone, according to police. The green Gary Fisher bike is a mountain bike with road tires, and valued at $500, according to police.
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Natasha Strietz, 19, of Stamford was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to drive right and misrepresentation of age to procure liquor at 1:12 a.m. on Friday, July 9. An officer observed a 2005 Chevy Cavalier traveling eastbound on Tokeneke Road by Old King's Highway South cross over the center line completely at 1:12 a.m., according to police. The vehicle, which was being operated by Strietz, turned into a driveway; when the officer approached the vehicle, he observed the odor of alcohol as well as Strietz's bloodshot, glassy eyes and slurred speech, according to the report.
She failed her field sobriety test and was arrested, police said. Once at police headquarters, police searched Strietz and found a Connecticut driver's license which belonged to another party in her possession, police said. Strietz admitted to using the license to gain entrance to Ernie's Restaurant in Darien, police said. She also told police the license belonged to a friend, according to the report. She posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, July 19.
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Danielle Belair, 26, of Three Forks, MT, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of prescription drugs and failure to keep prescription drugs in their original container at 12:38 a.m., Saturday, July 10.
An officer witnessed a 1997 Chevy Astro Van with Texas plates drive through a red light at the intersection of Mansfield Avenue and the Post Road while traveling westbound, police said. The officer stopped the van on West Avenue, and explained that the K-9 unit would conduct a free-air sniff outside the vehicle, police said.
At that point, Belair told the officer a lot of people drive the van and she did not know what was in it, according to police. The K-9 indicated on the driver's side door handle, giving police reason to search inside the car, according to the report. Once inside, the K-9 indicated the area on the floor between the front driver's and passenger's seat, where a white handbag was located, police said.
The handbag contained pills as well as a small glass pipe with marijuana residue, police said. It was determined that a couple of the pills were Darbocet, which is a schedule-four narcotic, police said. Belair was held on a $7,500 bond and appeared in court on Monday, July 12.
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Police arrested two men after a speeding violation on the Post Road, according to Komm.
Adam Dabrowski, 19, of Norwalk, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, possession of marijuana and speeding. Carlos Florez, 20, of Stamford, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to police, an officer equipped with a radar detector observed a 2005 Toyota Camry traveling at 65 mph in the 25 mph zone on the Post Road near Renshaw Road at 12:22 a.m Saturday, July 10. The officer followed the vehicle, which was operated by Dabrowski, westbound on Post Road, police said. Dabrowski attempted to elude the officer by turning on Fitch Avenue, but the officer caught up with him and stopped the vehicle, according to the report.
The officer detected the strong odor of marijuana, and observed Dabrowski's bloodshot, red eyes, police said. She also found a small plastic zip-top bag, containing 1.6 grams of what later field-tested positive as marijuana in the driver's side door panel, police said.
Police also patted down Florez, at which point the officer found a tan-colored pipe, commonly used to smoke marijuana in his right, front pants pocket, according to police. The officer also located a metal grinder under the passenger seat, which Florez said belonged to him, police said.
Each man posted $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, July 20.