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Police Log: Car on Fire, Big Burglary, Underage Fishing

Despite a relatively quiet week, police encounter some interesting situations.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

  • Wilton Police and Fire units were dispatched to 232 Ridgefield Road on a report that there was a parked vehicle on fire in the lot. On arrival, they discovered a white Ford Explorer was fully engulfed in flames, parked on the grass in a vacant lot and at the rear of the vehicle there was a wood splitter and a pile of wood, as if someone had been recently working in the area. The case is still under investigation, but police determined the vehicle to be registered in Maine and were eventually successful in contacting the owner.

Friday, March 26

  • A resident at 292 Olmstead Hill Road reported that sometime between March 23 and 25, a garage apartment was burglarized. Entry was made through a ground level sliding window that was forced open. The resident reported a flat screen TV, jewelry and an undetermined amount of cash were taken. The burglary is being investigated by the detective bureau and evidence from the scene is being examined for forensic value. Anyone with any information is urged to call the Wilton Police Department at 203-834-6260.

Saturday, March 27

  • Gustavo Castillo Jr., 28, of Brewster, NY learned he had a warrant that was issued for his arrest for failure to appear in the second degree. Castillo submitted to his arrest, posted $500 bond, and was released. He has an April 1 court date.

Sunday, March 28

  • Three people were seen fishing in the Norwalk River. Fishing season opens on Saturday, April 17. The CT DEP was contacted and a conservation officer arrived on scene, giving a 16-year-old a written warning for fishing out of season. The other two people were 15-year-old youths, only one of whom was fishing.

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