A Greenwich man wanted on two active warrants was arrested Sunday after a passing motorist called 911 to report the apparent assault of a woman near Norwalk City Hall, police said.
The witness called police shortly after 5 p.m. after she saw a man strike a woman on Sunset Hill and steal her purse, police said.
The motorist pulled over to consult the shaken victim, who told police that her ex-boyfriend’s brother — later identified as Mark Pelazza, 22, of 1 Seitz Lane, Cos Cob — had grabbed her and taken cash from her purse over an argument involving owed money, police said.
Norwalk police quickly responded to the scene and arrested Pelazza near City Hall. He was charged with second-degree breach of peace and held on $2,000 bond.
Court records show Pelazza is wanted out of Greenwich for violating a special condition of his probation that requires he undergo substance abuse evaluation and treatment.
Pelazza was arrested in April after his mother called police to report that her son had thrown a bottle of handle sanitizer at her face after she refused to let him borrow money so that he could treat his girlfriend to dinner, court documents show.
A Norwalk Superior Court judge on Monday ordered Pelazza be held on $100,000 bond and transferred the case to the Part A docket in Stamford, where more series matters are handled.
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