Police Watch – July 3rd to July 9

Police do not release the names of those 17 years old and younger because they are protected as juveniles or youthful offenders. The Post does not publish the names of those arrested in domestic violence incidents to protect the identities of the victims. The following are this week’s arrests:


Karisha Hurdle, 21, of Stamford was arrested July 2 and charged with criminal mischief. Police responded to a report of motor vehicle vandalism at the 1371 East Putnam Avenue Taco Bell. After an investigation, police determined that Hurdle, an employee, had slashed the right front tire of her boss following a verbal argument. She was issued a misdemeanor summons and released on a promise to appear at the Stamford Superior Court July 9.


Vanya Desantis, 55, of Port Chester, N.Y., was arrested July 3 for driving while under the influence, failure to carry insurance ID, failure to drive right and driving without a license. Police claim that the accused’s vehicle swerved within its lane of travel on Delavan Avenue, nearly striking the curb before crossing the double yellow line into the westbound traffic lane. During a motor vehicle stop, police observed signs of intoxication including red glassy eyes and the odor associated with drinking alcohol. Desantis was unable to pass field sobriety tests, and could not produce valid proof of insurance. A DMV inquiry also revealed that her license had been suspended. Desantis was able to post $250 bond and is due in court July 17.


A 36-year-old Greenwich man was arrested July 3 and charged with disorderly conduct. Police responded to a residence on the report of a man having pushed a woman to the ground. The involved parties were separated and uninjured, and police allege that the accused pushed the victim’s shoulder, sending her to the ground. He was released on $500 bond and due in court July 7.


Alan VanValkenburg, 56, of Danbury was arrested July 4 and charged with larceny, fraudulent use of an automatic teller machine, credit card theft and interfering with an officer. Police responded to the Greenwich Laurelton Nursing at 1188 King Street on a report of a stolen debit card and car keys belonging to a staff member. The accused allegedly gave officers a fake name and date of birth at the scene, but officers were able to determine his identity after an investigation. VanValkenburg was then arrested and charged, and was unable to post his $500 bond. He was issued a court date of July 11.


Amory Armstrong, 43, of 446 Taconic Road was arrested July 4 and charged with driving while under the influence. Armstrong turned herself in relation to a warrant stemming from a Jan. 14 incident on Stanwich Road. Armstrong posted $250 cash bond and is due at the Stamford Superior Court July 11.


Police responded to Greenwich Hospital July 5 to arrest Parker Ross, 22, of Manchester, for violation of probation as he was being released. Ross was unable to post his $50,000 bond and has been assigned a July 14 court date.


Larry Williams, 66, of Stamford was arrested July 5 and charged with driving while under the influence and failure to drive right. Officers claim that the accused’s vehicle was straddling the lines separating the eastbound lanes on West Putnam Road, leading to a motor vehicle stop. At the scene, the accused allegedly showed signs of intoxication including glassy eyes and an odor associated with alcohol. Police report that Williams failed field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested. He was issued a court date of July 14 and released on $250 bond.


Derlis Castillo-Colonia, 22, of 10 South New Street was arrested July 6 and charged with evading responsibility. Police conducted a routine stop of a vehicle traveling without its headlights or taillights illuminated on Old Field Point Road. During the stop, discovered an active warrant for the vehicle’s driver, the accused, related to May 21 accident. Castillo-Colonia posted $3,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear at the Stamford Superior Court July 14.

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