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Roundup of Recent Greenwich Arrests

Charges involve a domestic violence incident, a hit-and-run crash and failure to appear in court.

 

Argument leads to arrest

A Stamford man was arrested on disorderly conduct charge following a Christmas Eve fight that ended with a female victim being slapped in the face, according to Greenwich Police.

According to a police report, a 23-year-old woman reported about 12:10 a.m. Dec. 24 that she was involved in an argument that became physical and that the suspect slapped her face before fleeing her apartment and returning to his Stamford home.

Greenwich Police contacted Stamford Police who found the suspect, identified as Michael G. Manasan, 26, at his 46 Avery St. residence. Stamford police arrested Manasan and transferred him to the custody of Greenwich Police who charged him with disorderly conduct. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Dec. 24 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Speeding driver busted for failing to appear in court

Greenwich Police stopped a driver who was described as "driving unreasonably fast" in the 300 block of North Street, and ended up arresting him on a warrant charging him with second-degree failure to appear in court.

According to a Greenwich Police report, Brandon J. Haug, 29, of 2 Hemlock Rd., South Salem, NY, was stopped by police shortly after 1:10 a.m. Dec. 20. A records check indicated Haug was wanted on a 2006 warrant obtained by upstate Tolland Police charging him with second-degree failure to appear in court.

Haug was released after posting a $2,500 bond and was scheduled to appear Dec. 27 in state Superior Court in Rockville.

Delivery driver charged with hit-and-run

A driver making a delivery on Bruce Park Avenue apparently hit a 1997 BMW and drove off, according to Greenwich Police.

A witness to the 11 a.m. incident on Dec. 19 contacted police and gave a description of the truck which Greenwich Police later found, according to a police report. The driver, identified as David J. Hammer, 32, of 17 Summit Dr., New Milford, told police he was making a delivery and unaware of hitting the vehicle. According to the report, Hammer's vehicle had "a white paint transfer in the area described by the witness."

Hammer was charged with evading responsibility. He posted a $250 bond and was scheduled to appear Dec. 27 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Failure to appear on motor vehicles charges

A New Milford man surrendered to Greenwich Police who obtained an arrest warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on several motor vehicle charges.

According to a police report, Mark J. Verrastro, 31, of 9 Powderhorn Dr., New Milford, surrendered to police on Dec. 17. He was charged with second-degree failure to appear in court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and failure to display license plates, which stem from a Sept. 9, 2012 incident in Greenwich.

Verrastro was released after posting a $750 bond and was scheduled to appear Dec. 24 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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