Police Log: Harassment, DUIs, assault
Rusty L. McClintock, 55, of Wilton, was arrested by Wilton police for driving under the influence, failing to drive in the proper lane, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle on Friday, Nov. 30. At around 1 p.m., police responded to a call about a black 2007 Jeep Laredo driving erratically northbound on Route 7. Police located and stopped the vehicle driven by McClintock and detected an odor of alcohol coming from him. After telling officers he had a “couple of shots” and failing field sobriety tests, McClintock was placed under arrest. Empty and full bottles of vodka were discovered in his vehicle, police said. During processing, McClintock refused the breath test. He was released on $250 cash bond and given a Dec. 10 court date at Norwalk Superior Court.
William A. Escobar, 36, of Bridgeport, was arrested by Wilton police for assaulting one of his employees at a Wilton residence on Dec. 5. Police received a call from the employee, who said Escobar had physically assaulted him in the residence earlier that day for refusing to work on an unsafe scaffold. The employee said Escobar kneed him in the thigh and threw him on the ground. While attempting to get up, the victim said, Escobar kicked him in the head and right forearm. The victim claimed that Escobar also threatened to kill him during the altercation. The victim went to Bridgeport Hospital and was admitted as a patient for his injuries — visible contusions and bruising were consistent with his claims. Escobar was interviewed and placed under arrest at Wilton police headquarters that day and arrested for second-degree assault, second-degree threatening, and disorderly conduct. Escobar was released after posting $10,000 bond and given a Dec. 17 court date at Norwalk Superior Court.
Paul Caso, 41, was arrested Friday, Dec. 7, at his home on Wooster Street in Bethel on an arrest warrant issued by Wilton police after he sent harassing emails to his ex-wife’s divorce attorney. Caso was charged with second-degree harassment, released on $5,000 bond, and given a Dec. 17 court date at Norwalk Superior Court.
Ritesh Balwant Mistry, 30, of Wilton, was arrested for driving under the influence on Friday, Dec. 7. Around 10 p.m., Wilton police received a report of an individual driving around the parking lot of Wheels at 386 Danbury Road several times. The caller believed the driver to be intoxicated. Police arrived at the scene and found Mistry pumping gas into his 2003 Volkswagen Jetta. Officers conducted a standardized field sobriety tests on Mistry and he was taken into custody for DUI. At police headquarters, Mistry submitted a breath test, which resulted in a 0.2045 blood alcohol content. The legal limit is 0.08. He was released on a $250 cash bond and given a Dec. 20 court date at Norwalk Superior Court.
The Wilton Police Department responded to one verbal domestic dispute between Dec. 4 and Dec. 10.