Police Log: Criminal impersonation, boyfriend-girlfriend, family disputes
A traffic stop for failing to display a front license plate on her car resulted in a Bridgeport woman being arrested on a number of charges.
Wilton police stopped Angel Thompson, 29, of 143 Ash Street, at the intersection of Danbury Road and Westport Road at 7:03 p.m. on July 11. While speaking with her, police detected the odor of marijuana and searched her vehicle. A small amount of marijuana was found, but no other drugs.
Thompson told police she did not have her driver’s license with her and gave her name as Alexcica Thompson, who is actually her sister. When police ran Alexcica Thompson’s name, the data indicated she was 5’ 1” tall. The woman police stopped was taller than that and she admitted she lied.
She then gave her real name and admitted Bridgeport police had an active arrest warrant for her. The warrant was for a 2010 disorderly conduct charge.
Thompson was taken to police headquarters where she was charged with failure to appear second degree based on the warant. She was assessed a $15,000 bench bond and has a court date of July 22.
Police also charged her with criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer (she impeded the investigation), possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, and failure to display a license plate. Due to her previous failure to appear in court, she was assessed a bond of $10,000 for these charges and has a court date of July 21.
James Drescher, 28, of Norwalk, was arrested July 3 after an alleged altercation with his girlfriend at her Wilton home. The girlfriend filed a complaint in person at police headquarters just before midnight on July 2. A few hours earlier, she said, the couple got into a verbal disagreement, which then turned physical.
Police interviewed Drescher who said he did not threaten the woman or use physical force. Based on the woman’s complaint, however, police made an arrest.
Drescher was charged with assault in the third degree, threatening in the second degree, and strangulation in the second degree. He was assessed a $10,000 bond and had a court date of July 5.
A verbal argument between two adult brothers turned into a physical altercation on July 7. According to police, the two were arguing about family and business matters when one grabbed the other. The one brother was issued a misdemeanor summons for disorderly conduct and had a court date of July 11.
On July 9, police responded to an incident between an 18-year-old and his mother. According to police, the young man was upset with his mother and was throwing things around the house. Based on his behavior, he was arrested for disorderly conduct, and assessed a $2,500 bond. His court date was July 11.
As is their policy, police withhold names and addresses of domestic calls to protect the victim.
During the period of July 5-10, police responded to one instance of verbal abuse and two instances of family violence.