Disreputable Roofing and Scams from Jamaica

Wilton Police logs for Dec. 6, 2011- Dec. 12, 2011. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

$2,000 to wipe out $850,000? What a deal!

12/10: A resident reported that a person, apparently calling from Jamaica, called his/her home and told the resident that the resident owed $850,000, but if the resident just sent $2,000 the debt would be forgiven. The scam didn’t work.

Criminal mischief 

12/9: Driveway lamps, a mailbox and a planter were damaged at a few different residents on Deer Run Road. 

12/9: A resident reported a “small four-door car” that may have been a 3-Series blue or black BMW to be responsible for knocking down several mailboxes on the road. Lieutenant Donald Wakeman of the  said reports of mailbox smashings were "more than usual" lately. 

It called from Texas

12/10: A resident reported “50-60” hang-up, harassing-type calls to his/her residence at Wilton Meadows, police said. The phone calls apparently stopped on their own.

Roofing rip-off

12/9: Police arrested Gilbert Zamora, 48, of Norwalk, on the charges of second-degree larceny in exploitation of the elderly, no home improvement contractors license, no building permit, and failure to provide a written contract. Allegedly, a 66-year-old resident of Highfield Road hired Zamora to replace a roof, and Zamora had done a “sub standard” and incomplete job, according to police reports. The victim then had to hire another contractor to “completely replace the inferior roof,” according to reports. Police said that the accused is being held on a $20,000 bond.

Customer, interrupted (by a $600 theft)

12/10: Police charged a  employee with fifth-degree larceny for allegedly stealing $600 in cash from an envelope left at a customer service desk, according to police. Police said that the accused, Susanne Cuomo-Smith, 41, of Stamford, had “possession of the envelope for a period of time before turning it in.”  The accused posted a $2,500 bond and was issued a promise to appear in court.

Accident closes road for over five hours

12/7: A driver travelling eastbound on New Canaan Road left the road, drove over two manhole covers, and smashed into a utility pole, splitting it, reports indicate. The vehicle was damaged enough to require towing, but the 76-year-old driver, identified as Ryozo Sato, of Wilton, was not injured. Reports say the accident left the road closed for over five hours, with EMS, fire, and CL&P responding to the scene. Police charged the accused with failure to drive in the proper lane.

Stolen credit card used for gas leads to arrest

12/6: Police arrested a 19-year-old female for stealing a credit card that had been missing from an employee at Brookside Place Assisted Living, according to police reports. The female, Sarah Zech, of Wilton, turned herself in on a sixth-degree larceny warrant held by the WPD, reports say. Apparently the accused was “identified using the victim’s credit card on video” at a Norwalk gas station, according to police. She was held on a $2,500 bond.

Struck on shoulder

12/3: Police arrested a 68-year old man for allegedly striking a fellow employee of Wilton Hospital for Animals in the shoulder, according to reports. The accused, Ralph Hunt, of Weston, turned himself in after being notified of a warrant issued for his arrest, police said. Police charged the accused with third degree assault and breach of peace; he was given a $2,500 bond, police said.

Five-fingered discount in Clune Center parking lot

12/11: A car parked in the Clune Center parking lot at WHS was entered and had credit cards, RayBan sunglasses, and $40 worth of cash burglarized from it, police reports say. Police believe the crime to have occurred between 5:45 and 8 p.m. and are encouraging anyone with helpful information to come forward.

Multiple MV problems

12/7: Police arrested Karen Schulz, 54, of Ridgefield, after the accused turned herself in, police reports say. Police charged the accused with failure to appear in the second degree, two counts of operating an unregistered motor vehicle, two counts of not having motor vehicle insurance, and two counts of operating a vehicle under a suspended license. She posted a $5,500 bond and was issued a promise to appear in court.


12/11: Police stopped a vehicle for travelling 56 in a 40 mph zone on Rte 7 at around 2:20 a.m, according to reports. Police said that upon investigation, they found that the driver, Julian Garcia Padilla, 37, of Danbury, to be intoxicated and was subsequently unable to perform a sobriety test. Police took the accused to the police station, where he was fond to have an elevated blood-alcohol content. Police charged the accused with speeding and DUI and issued him a promise to appear in court.

Jlo December 14, 2011 at 09:56 PM
Is that roofer who got arrested the same one referred to in the article on patch a couple weeks ago?
Craig Donofrio December 14, 2011 at 10:03 PM
Nope. Unrelated.


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