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Machete-wielding park worker arrested for Byram assault

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Greenwich Police have arrested a 70-year-old town parks employee following a violent, machete-swinging outburst against a fellow worker at Byram Park Friday morning. Basil Passerelli, of Homestead Lane, allegedly snapped during a workplace argument, pushing and grabbing another employee by the throat while a small group of witnesses looked on. Passerelli is now facing charges […] [Read More]

Anonymous tip leads to arrest of teenage bicycle trio

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Greenwich Police have arrested a Port Chester man after he and two other juveniles attempted to elude police on bikes following an anonymous tip that the trio planned to break into Central Greenwich cars. Yerald Fermin, 18, is now facing charges for risk of injury to a minor, criminal trespass and hindering prosecution following the […] [Read More]
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Nursing home resident arrested for theft from employee

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Greenwich Police have arrested a Greenwich nursing home resident after he was caught using a debit card stolen from an employee. Alan Van Valkenberg, 56, originally of Danbury, is facing a number of larceny charges for swiping cards and car keys from an unattended purse at the Fairveiw Healthcare Center. On July 4, shortly before […] [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, police

Woman arrested after slashing boss’s tires in Taco Bell dispute

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An employee at a Greenwich Taco Bell is facing charges after living a little too “Más” last week. Greenwich Police arrested Karisha Hurdle, 21, of  Stamford, after she slashed the tires on her boss’s car following an argument at the East Putnam location of the Tex-Mex chain. The act of workplace revenge has earned Hurdle a […] [Read More]
Categories: Old Greenwich, police

GPD releases holiday weekend patrol statistics

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Greenwich Police have released their traffic patrol statistics for the holiday weekend — unsurprisingly, police hit the road hard, making 74 stops between Thursday, July 3, and Sunday, July 6. The Fourth of July weekend is frequently listed as one of the most dangerous times for driving, with high numbers of accidents and fatalities during […] [Read More]
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Norwalk beachgoer arrested for “indecent sunbathing” at Greenwich Point

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A 60-year-old Norwalk man is facing charges after police found him soaking in a little too much sun last weekend on Greenwich Point. According to police, a group of children stumbled upon Thomas Belmont “indecently sunbathing” on some secluded rocks in a shellfishing area of the park on the afternoon of Friday, Jun 27. Belmont […] [Read More]

Greenwich man with long criminal history arrested for trespassing

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Police had given David Giacomara, 20, of Harold Avenue, an ultimatum: stay away from his girlfriend’s Monica Road home in Pemberwick or face arrest. Officers made good on that claim Wednesday, June 18, following Giacomara’s court appearance for several previous charges, including burglary, larceny and disorderly conduct. Giacomara will now add criminal trespass to his […] [Read More]
Categories: Pemberwick, police

Cops: drunk driver attempted to flee arrest

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A drunken drive and a failed attempt a drunken escape landed a Stamford man in police custody Wednesday morning. According to police reports, Jorge Mendez-Mazariegos, 28, attempted to flee during a field sobriety test after he was pulled over by police, only to be quickly brought down using “soft hand tactics.” Mendez-Mazariegos is now facing […] [Read More]
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Downed wires force midcountry road closures, bus evacuation

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Dingletown Road remains closed between Perkins and Doubling Road following the downing of a utility wires this morning. Palmer Hill Road was also closed due to burning wires, but has since reopened, police said Friday. Police first reported a utility pole and wires  collapse Thursday evening shortly before 5:45 p.m. at the junction of Palmer […] [Read More]
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Female Fight Club: Class 6/10

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On Det. Fred Quezada‘s right-hand sleeve were the words, “In Guard We Trust.” Quezada pointed to those letters at the end of Thursday night’s women’s self-defense class, just as some of us were starting to feel a little frustrated that some of the fighting techniques we learned didn’t really seem to be working. The guard […] [Read More]
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