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Wilton Police Catch Two Drunk Drivers

Wilton Police news, Aug. 28 through Sept. 4.

 

DUI arrests

On Sept. 2 at 2:43 a.m., stopped a vehicle traveling on Danbury Road after officers clocked it going 56 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Upon investigation, Leocadio Ramirez, 36, of Norwalk was also found to be under the influence of alcohol.

He was released on a promise to appear at a Sept. 12 court date.

On Sept. 2 at 11:30 p.m., Wilton Police stopped a vehicle on Drum Hill Road for having a defective headlight.

James Bean, 61, of Ridgefield was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license and failing to return a suspended license.

He was released on a promise to appear at a Sept. 13 court date.

Breach of peace

Wilton Police stopped a vehicle on Sept. 2 at 3:30 a.m. and found its driver did not have a license. The vehicle’s owner—Vincente Mendiata, 34, of Danbury—then arrived on scene and picked up the driver of the vehicle. He then began chasing the wrecker towing his car, while flashing his high beams.

The driver of the wrecker reported the incident to police. Mendiata then went to police headquarters. He presented his ID to police, who then discovered the Danbury Police Department had a warrant for his arrest for breach of peace for an incident that took place in 2008.

Mendiata was turned over to Danbury Police.

Burglary

On Sept. 4 at 4:10 a.m., it was reported someone threw a rock through the front door of Deluca Hardware and stole $28 from the cash register.

Threatening phone call 

On Aug. 31 at 12:21 p.m., a Miller-Driscoll employee reportedly received a threatening phone call at the school from an outside entity. The case remains under investigation.

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