Police Log: Stolen car parts, hallucinogens


A 42-year-old South Salem, N.Y., woman was charged with possession of hallucinogens April 9 at 5:39 p.m. after being checked in the parking lot of Dunkin’ Donuts on Danbury Road.

An officer was dispatched to Dunkin’ Donuts after a report of a woman smoking something in her car there. Upon arrival, the officer saw her using a whipped cream charger to inhale nitrous oxide. Upon investigation, she was found in possession of LSD and MDMA, also known as ecstasy, and was operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

Margarita Rubin, of 212 Elmwood Road, South Salem, was released on $5,000 bond with a court date of April 19. She was charged with possession of hallucinogens, possession of MDMA, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, and possession of a restricted substance.

She was driving a 2017 Lexus, police said.

Ladder larceny

A Stratford man was stopped by police on Danbury Road on April 14 at 4:49 a.m. and charged with fifth-degree larceny for stealing a ladder.

Police said William Cates, 60, of 216 Kings Street, Stratford, was charged with fifth-degree larceny in connection with a report that someone driving an older Chevy pickup truck had taken a 40-foot ladder from a residence. Police valued the ladder at $200.

Cates posted $2,500 bond and will appear in court April 24.

Domestic arrest

Police arrested Jae Koo Yung, 47, formerly of 12 Ivy Lane, on second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct charges after he showed up at his former girlfriend’s home causing a scene, and inflicting himself with minor injuries on the stomach with a knife, for which he was treated at Norwalk Hospital.

Yung was released on a promise to appear in court April 18 following the incident, which occurred at about 3 p.m. on Ivy Lane.

Stolen car hatch

The tailgate hatch of a Honda CRV was reported stolen on the afternoon of April 17 near Wilton High School on Kristine Lilly Way.

Police are investigating to see if there is a connection with a case two weeks ago in which the doors were reported stolen from a car parked at the Cannondale train station. Car parts are valuable, particularly air bags, police said.

Police are also investigating to see if there is a connection with reports from surrounding towns that gangs are stealing cars and stealing from cars.

Earlier this week, New Canaan police chief Leon Krolikowski delivered a message to residents there via the town's reverse 911 system reminding them to safeguard their vehicles and property.

"New Canaan and neighboring towns continue to see thefts during the overnight hours of items from unlocked vehicles, as well as vehicles being stolen from driveways because the keys are left inside the unlocked vehicle. Suspects in these thefts are purported gang members," he said.