Driving with a suspended license to police HQ
5/30: Police arrested Paul C. Osawke of Mountain Road in Wilton on charges of driving with a suspended license and failure to return a suspended license after the accused allegedly drove to the Wilton Police Department to speak with officers about another, different matter, police reports say. He was released on a promise to appear in court.
6/1: Police arrested Bonnie Piro-Rivera, 39, of Tremont Ave. in Bridgeport on charges stemming from an investigation where the accused is alleged to have “embezzled money from her place of employment” by offering customers a cash-only discount for services, police reports state. The accused is said to have worked at a Wilton-based dentist’s office and accepted cash payments from a 44 year-old customer while subsequently stealing the cash and pretending to run the payment as a credit card transaction, police said. The accused is also charged with stealing some old gold dental crowns, worth about $120, and selling the crowns at a scrap metal shop, according to police. The accused is charged with stealing $1,850 worth of cash; police said these ‘discount’ transactions only occurred with one customer. The accused is charged with fourth-degree and sixth-degree larceny and was given a $5,000 bond, reports state.
Officer’s ‘sixth sense’ pull-over leads to arrest
6/2: A police cruiser noticed a vehicle driving with a spare donut tire on Rte. 7 near Sharp Hill at about 6:15 p.m. The officer began following the car and ran the vehicle’s plates; returning information stated that the vehicle’s registered owner had a warrant out of New Milford for a larceny charge and another warrant from Conn. State Police regarding several motor vehicle charges, police said. Upon subsequent inspection, the driver, Paige Neukom, 21, of Bacon Road in Roxbury, was found to have a pill of crushed suboxone in his wallet, according to police. Police charged the accused with possession of a controlled substance and then released the accused to the New Milford police department.
When asked why the officer began following the car, Captain John Lynch said that the donut tire may have tipped off the investigating officer.
“Sometimes [officers] just have a sixth-sense,” said Lynch.