Stamford man torches girlfriend’s possessions

Eduardo Castro-Carino. Photo: Stamford Police Department

Eduardo Castro-Carino. Photo: Stamford Police Department

A city man was arrested for torching his girlfriend’s possessions in their West Side driveway Sunday night, police said.

Eduardo Castro-Carino, 26, of 131 West Broad St., was charged with reckless burning, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct and held by police on a $10,000 court appearance bond.

Sgt. Kelly Connelly said police were contacted by Castro-Carino’s 22-year-old girlfriend on Sunday that she wanted to remove her possessions from the apartment they shared.

She told police that earlier in the day he showed up at a grocery that she worked at in the Bronx demanding to talk to her mother because he wanted to tell her that he did not care if she didn’t want him dating her daughter. Castro-Carino’s girlfriend told police that she pleaded with him not to contact her mother, Connelly said.

Later in the day while returning home to Stamford she contacted police to let them know there may be a little trouble at the apartment when she moved her things out.

When she pulled up to 131 West Broad St., she saw her possessions burning in the driveway, Connelly said. Just before police arrived, a neighbor seeing the fire, put the blaze out.