$4,000 Worth of Copper Stolen in Wilton

Wilton police logs for March 20-26, 2012. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

Copper Thieving 

3/21: Approximately 250 lbs of electrical r wiring, valued at $4,000, was stolen from the yard of Chestnut Electric, police said. Security surveillance shows a black male in a “light colored small sedan” grabbing the copper and shoving it in the backseat before driving off, according to police. Police are checking in with the state for possible leads, since junkyards and second hand metal dealers must now report their dealings to the state, police said.


3/21: Police said they observed a vehicle operating under “extremely foggy” driving conditions “cutting a turn short” onto Catalpa Road, “then crossing over the center line into the east bound lane, across the west bound and then bumping into the curb,” police reports state. Upon subsequent inspection, police “determined” that the driver, Mercedes Collazo, 53, of Pequot Lane, Stamford, had been drinking, police said. According to police reports, Collazo failed sobriety tests and when taken to the department for processing, she was “found to have an elevated blood alcohol content.” Police charged the accused with improper left turn and DUI. She was released on a promise to appear in court.

3/24: Police said they observed a vehicle stopped at a flashing yellow light off Rte. 7 near Grumman Hill Road at 3:00 a.m. When police questioned the driver, identified as Christian Heise, 27, of Bond St., Norwalk, “he appeared confused”; police then found he had been drinking before driving, and the accused failed a sobriety test, according to police reports. Heise was found to have an “elevated blood alcohol content” at the station and was charged with DUI and released on a promise to appear in court, according to police. 



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