Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010
- Michael Erdman, 35, of Danbury was located in his disabled vehicle on Route 33 in the area of Deforest Road. Upon further investigation, officers discovered the vehicle was missing its front right passenger tire. Gouge marks were observed in the soutbound lane of Route 33 extending all the way back into Ridgefield. Erdman was placed in custody for DUI and later released on a PTA, with his court date scheduled for today. The vehicle's tire was never located.
Thursday, Jan. 21
- Anthony Massimo, 25, of Brewster, NY was arrested following several complaints of erratic operation of a vehicle and after striking a cabled guardrail. Massimo left the scene of the accident and was located on Route 7. He was was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, evading arrest, and failure to drive in an established lane. He was later released on a PTA with a Feb. 1 court date.
Friday, Jan. 22
- Shama Mital, 59, of Wilton was traveling westbound on Kensette Avenue toward Route 7 when she began to lose control of her vehicle and exited the roadway onto the right shoulder. The vehicle then overturned onto its driver's side before coming to a stop off the roadway. Mital was transported to Norwalk Hospital and charged with failure to drive in a proper lane.
Saturday, Jan. 23
- Christopher J. Kelly, 39, of Stamford was found to be in violation of a number of legal statutes after responding to a verbal dispute where he was contracted to do home improvements and repairs. Kelly was charged with carrying an expired contracting license, failure to pull a permit, and failure to provide cancellation notice.
Tuesday, Jan. 26
- Stephen Nota, 18, of Danbury was investigated as part of an ongoing look into embezzlement from Caraluzzi's market. In conducting surveillance, Nota was observed several times voiding out cash transactions with a copy of a manager's badge, which he should not have had access to. Nota would in turn place money in the register, however he maintained an ongoing tally of his voids throughout the course of his shift, at which point he would remove cash at the end of the shift. He was arrested and charged with two counts of sixth-degree larceny, and police said further charges will come at a later date.
- Jesse Brutsche, 21, of New Haven was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree burglary, ten counts of third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, fourth-degree larceny, fifth-degree larceny, and two counts of sixth-degree larceny. Brutsche allegedly broke into ten vehicles that were parked in private driveways throughout Wilton on or around Jan. 7. A variety of items were taken, totaling around $5,270. It is believed that the accused was also responsible for a number of other car burglaries in other jurisdictions. Those jurisdictions are currently applying for arrest warrants. An arrest warrant for Burtshe's accomplice has also been obtained. He is presently incarcerated and it is expected that he will be arrested in the near future. Burtsche was held in lieu of a court-ordered $50,000 bond and arraigned on Jan. 26 at Norwalk Superior Court.