Faced with the prospect of a Taser being used on him, a belligerent man suddenly became peaceful early Friday, June 29, according to police, who charged the man with driving while under suspension and interfering with an officer. Jermaine Norman Taylor, 34, of 398 Courtland Ave., Stamford, was stopped on East Putnam Avenue near Hillside Road around 2:20 a.m. Friday because his vehicle's tail lights were not on, police said. During the stop, Taylor exited his green Toyota Camry and became belligerent with officers at the scene and refused to obey their commands, police said. Taylor escalated his tirade and threatened to assault the officers, prompting one officer to draw his Taser and threaten to use it on Taylor. Taylor immediately backed down, police said, and was arrested. He posted $200 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on July 9.
Alexander E. Panagopulos, 21, of 100 N. Old Stone Bridge, Cos Cob, was arrested Thursday for violating a court order that prohibited him from visiting a Cos Cob residence. He was released and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford.
Kyle J. Casuto, of 15 Bowman Drive, was charged Thursday, June 28 with possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration, no insurance and failure to carry an insurance card.
Fitzgerald Francois, 18, of 100 Henry St., Apt. B., was arrested at his home Thursday, June 28 and charged with probation violation stemming from a November 2010 drug-related charge, police said. He posted $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on July 6.
Wade P. Curley, 20, of 6 Benders Drive, was charged Wednesday, June 27 with fifth-degree larceny. Greenwich police responded to Benders Drive on a noise complaint and, upon arrival, discovered that there was an active warrant for Curley's arrest, police said. The warrant stemmed from an investigation in which Curley was identified as having stolen pawned items from a Greenwich residence, police said. He posted $200 cash bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford.
Jorge L. Ortiz, 33, of 52 Arch St., New Haven, was charged Saturday, June 30 with operation while under the influence, failure to drive in the proper lane, operating without a license and two counts of injury, risk or impairing morals.
Early Saturday morning Greenwich police and Connecticut state police saw a vehicle drifting across lanes at a slow speed and failing to signal lane changes while traveling north on Interstate 95 between Exits 2 and 3, police said. The vehicle also came to a complete stop in the center lane, nearly being struck from behind by a passing motorist, said police, who stopped the vehicle at Exit 4. The driver, identified as Ortiz, was arrested and taken into custody. He was issued $1,000 bond.