Police Log: Car theft, DUI, car accident, electronics found

Car thief arrested

On Jan. 28, through methods not disclosed, Wilton police were able to determine that a car stolen from Wilton was in New Haven.

Wilton’s agency notified New Haven police, who located the car, initiated a stop, and apprehended the driver. A 17-year-old passenger from Bridgeport was released from the scene.

Back in January, police said they were building a case around the 17-year-old, who is now 18, and who they determined was involved in the theft. He was arrested June 23 on a warrant for larceny first and conspiracy to commit larceny first.

He is being held by the Westport Police Department for stealing another car last week.

Old Belden Hill Road DUI

Police arrested a Wilton man June 25 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Nicholas J. Botticelli, 24, of 192 Range Road, was driving his 2005 Acura TSX north on Old Belden Hill Road near Old Nursery Road around 2 a.m.

An officer spotted Botticelli run a stop sign and stopped his car. After approaching the window, the officer smelled alcohol and police said Botticelli showed signs of intoxication.

Botticelli did not perform sobriety tests to standard and was found with a blood alcohol content of 0.984. The legal limit is 0.08.

Botticelli was charged with DUI and failure to obey a stop sign. He was arrested and held on $260 bond, which he posted later that morning.

His court date is July 7 at Norwalk Superior Court.

Three-car accident

A three-car accident occurred on Danbury Road near Scribner Hill Road June 26.

According to police, a 2008 Honda Accord and a 2013 Infiniti G37 were northbound, and a 2015 Hyundai Genesis was about to pass them southbound around 7 p.m.

The Hyundai veered into the northbound lane and struck the Accord with its front left side, continuing on to sideswipe the Infiniti.

“Due to the impact, [the Honda] spun around 180 degrees and came to rest in the southbound lane facing north,” police said. “[The Infiniti] veered right off the roadway and struck a guide wire of a nearby utility pole and came to rest approximately 300 feet south of the initial point of impact.”

The at-fault driver in the Hyundai was issued infractions for failure to drive in the established lane as well as distracted driving, because he admitted to looking down away from the road “briefly” to check his map.

All three vehicles were towed, police said.

Lost items

A duffel bag was found in the parking lot of the Gateway Shopping Center (14 Danbury Road) on June 25 around 6 p.m.

An iPod was found at Merwin Meadows Park on June 26 around 7 p.m.

A black tablet was found on Chestnut Hill Road near Dudley Road on June 22 around 6:30 p.m.

An iPod was found on Route 7 near Pimpewaug Road on June 24 around 11 a.m. Police said it “appears to belong to a young child and has a distinctive case.”

Those wishing to claim any of the above items may do so by contacting the Wilton Police Department at 203-834-6260.

Domestic case log

According to the Wilton Police Department daily blotter, there were no incidents of family violence and there were two incidents of verbal abuse between June 23 and June 29.