Police Watch – July 17th to July 30th

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:

ASSAULT

Police responded to a town-owned maintanence shed in Byram Park July 18 on a report of a possible assault between two employees. There witnesses told police that Basil Passerelli, 70, of 30 Homestead Lane, had gotten into an argument with a co-worker leading to a physical confrontation. Police claim that Passerelli placed his hands on the victim’s throat and had threatened him with a machete. Passerelli, a part-time gardener with the Department of Parks and Recreation, was arrested and charged with assault in the third degree, stangulation in the second degree, breach of peace in the second degree and brandishing a dangerous weapon. He was later released on $500 bond and given a court date of July 25 at Stamford Superior Court.

SUSPENDED LICENSE

Asarel Vasquez, 34, of Stamford was arrested July 21 and charged with driving with a suspended license, driving with a crowded front seat and failure to obey signage. Police allege that the accused drove a commercial box truck into the no truck four-ton weight limit zone on Indian Field Road leading to a motor vehicle stop. They claim the vehicle was listed at 14,500 lbs, almost double the limit. Additionally, the front carriage of the truck was carrying four adult males. Police identified Vasquez by his Guatemalan ID card, but he was unable to produce a valid U.S. driver’s license and was shown to have suspended driving privilages due to a prior arrest for driving while under the influence. Vasquez was able to post his $250 cash bond and is due in court on Aug. 4.

PROBATION VIOLATION

James Martin, 48, of 192 Putnam Park was arrested July 23 for violation of parole. The warrant was issued July 11. Martin was unable to post his $10,000 bond and was held at the Greenwich Police Department. He was due in court July 30.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

Shari Lampert, 56, turned herself in to police July 25 on a warrant for disorderly conduct and larceny. Lampert allegedly accused her housekeeper of damaging part of her residence, and the two became involved in an argument. Police claim that Lambert, demanding restitution for the damages, brandished a golf club towards the other woman and entered the victim’s car, taking all the cash from her purse. She was released on a $2,000 bond and is due in court Aug. 1.

DUI

Callum Lawson, 20, of 20 Brookside Drive was arrested July 25 and charged with driving under the influence by a minor and failure to maintain lane. Police claim to have seen the accused’s car accelerating quickly and straddling the white line between lanes on the eastbound side of West Putnam Avenue. Upon conducting a motor vehicle stop, police detected signs of intoxication, including red glassy eyes and the odor associated with alcohol consumption. The accused allegedly failed sobriety tests at the scene and was placed under arrest. He was able to post his $250 bond and was released with a court appearance date of Aug. 8.

FAILURE TO APPEAR

A 30-year-old Stamford resident was arrested July 25 on an active warrant for failure to appear. The accused missed a June 24 court date stemming from a domestic violene incident within Greenwich on Feb. 9. The accused posted $2,500 bond and is due to appear in court on Aug. 4.

EVADING RESPONSIBILITY

Brahim Zouaki, 34, of Stamford turned himself in to police on an arrest warrant for evading responsibility and unsafe movement. The warrant originated from a May 16 motor vehicle accident. Zouaki  posted his $250 bond and was released from custody.

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