Manolo Marroquin, 26, of 46 Culloden Road, Stamford, was charged with disorderly conduct this week after police said he threatened his former boss with a tire iron outside a Greenwich home. At 12:45 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, Greenwich officers were dispatched to a home under construction at 20 Carpenters Brook Road on a reported verbal altercation between two men, one of whom was brandishing a golf club, police said. An investigation revealed Marroquin had been threatening the other man, who owned the property and had previously employed Marroquin, with a tire iron. The owner had accused Marroquin of stealing items from the construction site. Marroquin posted $100 bond and was scheduled to appear at state Superior Court in Stamford.
A woman was arrested on drunken driving charges Monday, Oct. 28, after allegedly twice hitting curbs. At 8:03 p.m., Edilma Smith, 70, of 3883 Madison Ave., was southbound on Laddins Rock Road near the Stamford border when her vehicle hit a curb and swerved into the left lane. When an officer attempted to stop her car, Smith turned left on Harding Street, hitting another curb in the process. She immediately stopped, and police noted the smell of alcoholic beverages in the car. Smith was administered a field sobriety test, which she was not able to complete satisfactorily, police said. She was charged with driving under the influence, failure to drive to the right and unsafe movement. Smith posted $250 bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford.
Greenwich police arrested a Milford man after finding him passed out behind the wheel with his car's engine running. Shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, patrol officers saw a running car parked on West Water Street with its lone occupant asleep inside. Upon waking the man, later identified as Cormac Byrne, 43, he displayed red, glassy eyes and smelled of alcoholic beverages, police said. Bryne failed a field sobriety test and was charged with driving under the influence. Initially held on $250 bond, he is appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Nov. 15.
Police responded to Barcelona, a popular bar and eatery at 18 West Putnam Ave., on reports of a disturbance involving an unruly, intoxicated customer on Monday, Oct. 28. Arriving officers found Eileen Brehm, 44, of Greenwich, in the midst of an argument with management, who had asked her to leave the premises multiple times, police said. Brehm eventually exited the bar to speak with the officers, though her belligerent behavior toward police and patrons alarmed many passersby, according to police reports. When officers attempted to arrest her, she remained violent and refused to give her address or be fingerprinted, police said. Brehm, charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, breach of peace and refusal to be fingerprinted, was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford.
At 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, police responded to an automobile accident on Ritch Avenue. There, officers found driver Sasha Jarufe, 25, of 3 Booth Place, with eyes that appeared red and glazed and the smell of alcoholic beverages on her breath, police said. Police asked Jarufe to submit to a standardized field sobriety test, which she failed, resulting in her arrest for driving under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane police said. She was released on $250 bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford.