Car Vandalism Suspect Caught

Greenwich Police arrest roundup also includes charges against restaurant employees, a newspaper delivery man and a speeding driver.


A 21-year-old town resident faces charges stemming from a vandalism spree during which cars parked on Alexander Street in the Chickahominy neighborhood of Greenwich.

were called to the area about 11 p.m. Aug. 3 to investigate a report of a man vandalizing the parked cars. Police said they found the suspect, identified as Tyler A. Wilson, of 176 Hamilton Ave. Wilson is accused of resisting arrest, forcing officers to use a Taser to subdue him.

After Wilson was treated at Greenwich Hospital for the Taser shot, he was charged with 2 counts of first-degree criminal mischief, and 3 counts each of interfering with an officer and assault on a police officers. Wilson was held in lieu of $100,000 bond and scheduled to appear Aug. 10 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Fire hydrant crash waylays newspaper deliveryman

A newspaper deliveryman was delayed on his appointed rounds over the weekend after he apparently crashed his car into a fire hydrant at Maher Avenue.

According to a Greenwich Police report, "A trail of water in the roadway led to the accused who was located next to his vehicle" which had "significant front end damage" hidden behind a large bush in a nearby parking lot about 6:20 a.m. Aug. 4.

The driver told police he was delivering newspapers and "struck the fire hydrant because he was not paying attention," according to the report. Cesar R. Marroquin, 32, of 68 Winfield Ave., Norwalk, told police he fled the scene and called co-workers to finish his delivery route.

Marroquin was charged with evading responsibility, operating with a suspended license, operating without a license and unsafe movement. His bond was set at $1,000 and he was scheduled to appear Aug. 13 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Stopped for speeding, arrested for DWI

A Rye, NY man faces a driving while intoxicated charge after Greenwich Police he was stopped for speeding on West Putnam Avenue just before 2 a.m. Aug. 4.

Steven Blair Strati, 59, of 280 Milton Rd., Rye, is accused of driving about 50 mph in a 35 mph zone, and having slurred speech when police stopped him. Strati also failed fieldl sobriety tests.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, traveling unreasonably fast and failure to drive in the proper lane. Strati was released on a $250 bond and scheduled to appear Aug. 20 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Town woman charged with illegal credit card use

Greenwich Police say that while they investigated an unidentified incident on Monday, they found that Bridgeport Police held an arrest warrant for one of the people involved in the incident on Hoover Road in the Riverside neighborhood of town.

Tina Veronica Hummel, 40, of 11 Hoover Rd., was arrested about 11 a.m. Aug. 6 on 3 counts of sixth-degree larceny and 1 count of illegal use of a credit card. Details on that case, and the reason why police were dispatched to Hoover Road, were not provided.

Was it too hot in the kitchen?

Two employees of the JHouse hotel and restaurant "wearing chef attire" were arrested on second-degree breach of peace charges following a fight about 10 a.m. Aug. 7.

Police went to the rear of 13 Riverside Ave. to investigate reports of a pair of men fighting. Witnesses told police that after the fight the men returned to a rear entrance of the nearby JHouse hotel and restaurant, 1114 E. Putnam Ave. Police found the suspects there.

Arrested were Roberto a. Castillo, 29, of 47 Virgil St., Stamford, and Pedro L. Urgiles, 19, of 141 Harding Ave., White Plains, NY. Castillo was released on a promise to appear while Urgiles posted a $250 bond. Both are scheduled to appear Aug. 16 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

The police report did not indicate what prompted the fight.

Protection order violated

A 21-year-old Cos Cob man was arrested Tuesday morning on a charge of violating an order of protection.

Alexander E. Panagopoulos, of 100 N. Old Stone Bridge Rd., was arrested after he was found at a North Old Stone Bridge Road home where he prohibited from visiting, according to a Greenwich Police report. He was held in lieu of $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear Aug. 8 in state Superior Court in Stamford.


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