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Darien Teen Faces Several Drug Charges

A roundup of recent Greenwich Police arrests.

A Darien teen faces several drug charges after she was stopped by Greenwich Police for failing to use a turn signal.

Mackenzie J. Williams, 18, who gave an address of 5 Hickory Ln., Darien, was charged at 2:19 a.m. June 15 after police said stopped her after she made a turn onto Hilltop Road. According to a Greenwich Police report,  the officers found that a back seat passenger, identified as Michael Colandro, 19, who gave an address of 66 Hoyclo Rd., Stamford, tried to hide a bottle of vodka between his feet. Colandro was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor, released on a $136 bond and scheduled to appear June 29 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Meanwhile, a search of Williams' purse revealed a quantity7 of marijuana, bowls for smoking pot, black glassine plastic bags, a digital scale and cash, according to the report. In the car center console, police said they found rolling papers and a large jar that had an odor of marijuana. A grinder with marijuana remnants was found in the glove box and a smoking pipe was in the passenger door pocket.

In their report, police also said, an officer "had observed numerous items being thrown out of the driver side windows ... after the vehicle had stopped in a private driveway and parked haphazardly." Police found a 6-inch water bong and a bottle of Twisted Ice Tea. According to the report, Williams admitted to tossing the iced tea and instructing a passenger to ditch the bong.

Williams was charged with failure to signal a turn, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of alcohol by a minor and six counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was released after posting $480 bond. Williams was scheduled to appear June 22 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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An argument during which a victim was struck on the head with a beer bottle and a cellphone was broken, ended with the arrest of a Byram man on assault-related charges.

Christian Perez-Gonzalez, 22, of 319 Delavan Ave., Greenwich, was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct and second-degree assault in connection with the June 17 incident, shortly after 5 a.m. The victim did not require medical treatment.

Perez-Gonzalez was held in lieu of $5,000 bond and was to appear June 18 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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A passenger in a car stopped for a motor vehicle violation by Greenwich Police was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court.

Anthony Galeano, 22, who gave an address of 53 Livingston Ave., White Plains, NY, was charged June 15 with second-degree failure to appear in court stemming from a 2008 domestic violence arrest in Norwalk. He originally was charged in Norwalk with disorderly conduct, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace and third-degree criminal mischief.

Galeano was held in lieu of $1,500 bond and scheduled to appear June 22 in state Superior Court in Stamford.


Barbara Heins (Editor) June 22, 2012 at 03:18 AM
I have deleted WH500's comment because it does not meet Patch's terms of use. In part, our terms of use includes: "We understand that everyone has different opinions, but Patch make the sole determination as to whether content is acceptable. According to our terms of use, without limitation, you agree that you will not post or transmit to other users anything that contains Content that: is defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane or offensive;" For our full terms of use: please consult this: http://greenwich.patch.com/terms. Your comment included the use of profanity and that is something that crosses not only Patch's line but my line as well. You are more than welcome to comment on any article or blog, as long as you abide by the terms of use. Furthermore, information for this article came directly from Greenwich police. Though we certainly can update the story with any facts that emerge, we cannot without a material change to the charges or incident description, go back and remove established facts from the story. Should charges be dropped or new evidence present itself, we are happy to make those developments clear to all readers, so that anyone who comes to the story gets full context.

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