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Police Log: Knocked Out Tooth, Fake ID

Breach of peace, burglary and a resolution to a long-standing case of criminal impersonation mark the week.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

  • Marcelino Alberto Castillo, 56, and his nephew Alberto Sancho, 28, both of Wilton were arrested after an altercation stemming from a domestic violence incident. Sancho was staying at his uncle, Castillo's residence temporarily. They became involved in an altercation, which then became physical and the fighting spilled over outside the residence. There were punches thrown and Sancho claimed he was choked, though he had no visible injuries, and he was transported to Norwalk Hospital. Castillo, meanwhile, had visible injuries including cuts, abrasions and a tooth that was knocked out. Based on the more extensive injuries that occurred to Castillo, Sancho was charged with third degree assault. Both were also charged with breach of peace and had April 16 court dates.
  • Edward Shtramel, 58, of Stamford was observed headed northbound on Route 7 by Wilton Town Hall traveling at an extremely high rate of speed that was estimated between 65 and 70 mph. He was in the right hand lane passing several cars. He also had aftermarket tint on his windows which had not been approved by the DMV. He smelled of an alcoholic beverage and failed field sobriety tests. He was released to his wife on $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Court on April 26, on charges of DUI, passing on the right (two counts), traveling too fast, and no DMV tint sticker.

Friday, April 16

  • Gregory Gabrielle, 39, of Wilton was charged with third degree burglary, sixth degree larceny and second degree criminal trespass. Wilton Police executed an arrest warrant for Gabrielle at the CT Superior Court in Norwalk. Gabrielle was charged with burglarizing his former place of employment, the Wilton BP gas station, and was captured on video entering the business during overnight hours on April 11 and taking about $225 in cash as well as a few packs of cigarettes. The business owner viewed the indoor and outdoor surveillance tapes with police and determined that it was clear who the perpetrator was. Wilton Police then got an arrest warrant and Gabrielle was picked up on their behalf by Norwalk police, who already had a pending arrest warrant for him on separate charges. Gabrielle is being held on $25,000 bond and had an April 16 court date.

Saturday, April 17

  • Melvin Osborne, 37, of Norwalk was picked up by Norwalk police on April 17 on an outstanding arrest warrant from Wilton police. Osborne was originally arrested in December of 2009 for DUI. At that time, he produced a Florida's driver's license that had someone else's name on it. Osborne then claimed to be that person and signed all his paperwork with that name. Subsequently, the person whose identification Osborne presented was summoned to court on a separate charge and explained to officials that the DUI charges Osborne had incurred were not, in fact, related to him. By obtaining a mugshot from another agency and comparing it to the DUI videotape from December, Wilton police were able to determine Osborne's identity and obtain an arrest warrant. They found him to have a fairly extensive criminal history and he is currently being charged with second degree forgery, interfering with an officer, criminal impersonation, DUI, operating under suspension, improper use of a license and failure to drive in an established lane. Osborne posted $7,500 bond and has an April 27 court date.

Sunday, April 19

  • Jedd Hoover, 49, of Redding was traveling north on Route 7 when his vehicle left the right side of the roadway. It struck a utility pole, a metal guardrail and then a large tree before coming to rest facing south in the northbound lane. Hoover was transported to Norwalk Hospital for injuries. The damage to the utility pole and subsequent utility repairs required that the road be closed to traffic for about an hour. Hoover was charged with failure to drive in a proper lane and has a May 14 court date.

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