Volunteer Marge Robben took advantage of the sunny weather at Greenwich Point last weekend to encourage unregistered voters to sign up to participate in the Nov. 4 local and national elections. Ms. Robben enticed voters with cardboard cutouts of presidential candidates United States Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama.— David Ames photo
With a second batch of mosquitoes in Greenwich testing positive for West Nile virus early last month, town officials are continuing to take steps to ward them off, using a population control program that targets the young.
John S. Herold, husband of the former Peggy Schusser of Greenwich, died at Connecticut Hospice on Aug. 23. He was 96 years old.
The following are Sept. 2’s released arrests:
BREACH OF PEACE
A 17-year-old Greenwich boy was arrested Aug. 26 and charged with breach of peace and third degree criminal mischief. The warrant stemmed from an alleged fight in a Wilbur Peck Court parking lot on June 19. The boy was released on a promise to appear and is due in court Sept. 3.
Myles Scherr, 43, of Stamford was arrested Aug. 26 and charged with second degree reckless endangerment, breach of peace and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Police had been sent to the scene of a reported fight between a motorist and a sanitation employee. After arriving at the scene, police were met by the sanitation worker who told police Scherr had punched him in the face, cursed at him and thrown his truck keys on the lawn of one of the homes after entering into his truck to get them. The man also claimed Scherr got into his car and drove at him at a high rate of speed. Scherr was released on a $10,000 surety bond and is due in court Sept. 2.
Julia Plants, 41, of 25 Owenoke Way, Old Greenwich, was arrested Aug. 28 and charged with second degree failure to appear. She reportedly turned herself in to police custody in response to May 2 charges of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief for which she failed to appear in court. Plants was released on a $5,000 surety bond and is due in court Sept. 5.
Raymundo Reyes, 33, of Norwalk was arrested Aug. 28 and charged with second degree failure to appear. Reyes had allegedly failed to appear in court to answer a Nov. 11, 2002 charge of driving under the influence. He was released on a $15,000 surety bond and is due in court Sept. 5.
A 27-year-old Riverside man was arrested Aug. 28 and charged with threatening. The man had been in a Willard corrections facility when he was transported to Stamford Superior Court to face the charge, which stemmed from an alleged June 1 domestic incident. The man was returned to the custody of the state Marshal’s office.
Ashleigh Singer, 23, of 51 Forest Ave., Old Greenwich, was arrested Aug. 29 and charged with receipt of stolen goods using a credit card, third degree larceny, two counts of automatic teller fraud, illegal use of a credit card and two counts of credit card theft. Singer reportedly turned herself in on an arrest warrant stemming from the alleged theft of a co-worker’s wallet to purchase goods. The theft reportedly took place in May but wasn’t reported until July 29. Singer was released on a $1,000 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 5.
Albert Roth, 48, of Milford was arrested Aug. 30 and charged with evading responsibility and unsafe backing. Roth reportedly turned himself in on an outstanding warrant stemming from an alleged hit-and-run incident on July 24. According to police, Roth backed his vehicle from a legal parking space on North Water Street and struck a motor scooter before leaving the scene. Roth was released on a $50 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 8.
Raul Alaniz, 26, of Stamford was arrested Aug. 30 and charged with first degree criminal trespass, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal attempt at burglary and interfering with an officer. Tracey Vanterpool, 40, of Stamford was arrested and charged with interfering with an officer, possession of burglary tools and conspiracy to commit burglary. The two were arrested after a Connecticut Light and Power security supervisor alerted police that he saw Alaniz inside a secured area on Railroad Avenue. Police units arrived at the scene and allegedly saw Alaniz hop a security fence and flee into the wooded area. Vanterpool was reportedly at the scene but did not enter the secured area. Police checked the area and reported finding a pair of bolt cutters and a reel of cable at the scene and accused the two of attempting to steal copper. Vanterpool was released on a promise to appear and Alaniz was held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond. They are both due in court Sept. 8.
BREACH OF PEACE
Teresa Ferraro, 54, was arrested Aug. 30 and charged with breach of peace and second degree criminal mischief. A woman claimed to police that Ferraro appeared at her door, knocked loudly and created a scene before leaving. The woman told police Ferraro appeared again while she was at her car and pulled her hair, slapped her in the back of the head and keyed the vehicle, leaving deep scratch marks to the rear and left side of it. According to police, Ferraro believed the woman was having an affair with her husband, something there was no evidence to support. Ferraro was released on a $250 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 8.
Marcelo Henrique, 19, of 8 Weaver St. Apt. 2 was arrested Aug. 31 and charged with third degree identity theft, second degree forgery, fourth degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fourth degree larceny. Henrique allegedly cashed a $1,000 stolen check belonging to a Greenwich resident. Police believe a second suspect was involved but no arrest has been made. The investigation is ongoing. Henrique was released on a $1,000 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 8.
Ray Matthews, 37, of Port Chester, N.Y. was arrested Aug. 31 and charged with possession of less than four ounces of marijuana. Matthews had been the passenger in a car stopped by police for an unrelated matter and when he was removed from the car and patted down, police allegedly found a bag of marijuana in his right front pants pocket. Matthews was released on a $100 cash bond and is due in court Sept. 8.
Anthony Palmisano, 29, of 21 Gerry St. was arrested Sept. 1 and charged with third degree assault and breach of peace. Police reportedly saw an unoccupied, disabled vehicle with activated emergency flashers on Arch Street. It was known that the vehicle belonged to Palmisano, for whom police held an active warrant. Police then saw Palmisano leaving the scene in a taxi and stopped him. He said his vehicle had run out of gas and he was going to get some. The warrant stemmed from a past incident. However, he was also cited for having weapons in a car when police reportedly found brass knuckles in Palmisano’s car. He was released on a $500 surety bond and is due in court Sept. 8.
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