Police log: Three DUI arrests

DUI arrests

Wilton police made three DUI arrests over the past week.

The first occurred on Sept. 1 at 7:55 p.m., when a 25-year-old Stamford man was charged with driving under the influence, driving without the lights on, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than half-an-ounce of marijuana.

Juan C. Torres-Valencia, of 125 Seaside Avenue, Stamford, was stopped for driving on Danbury Road with no lights on. Police smelled marijuana and Torres-Valencia admitted to smoking a joint a half-hour prior to the stop. The vehicle was searched and some marijuana was found, along with a paper smoking cone. He was taken into custody with a court date of Sept. 13.

A 63-year-old Stamford man was charged with driving under the influence, speeding, failure to carry a driver’s license and improper use of high beams Sept. 3 at 10:50 p.m. on Danbury Road after being spotted traveling 54 miles per hour in a 40 miles-per-hour zone with high beams on.

Alberto L. Johnson, of 18 Wascussee Lane, Stamford, had a blood alcohol level of 0.039, police said, below the legal limit of 0.08. Although he passed the breath test, police said he failed a urine test. He was released on $260 bond with a court date of Sept. 13.

A 33-year-old Danbury man was charged with driving under the influence Sept. 4 at 10:50 p.m. on Danbury Road after being reported driving erratically and striking a guardrail in Ridgefield.

Claudio Tigre, of 47 Spring Street, Danbury, posted $260 bond and has a court date of Sept. 15. His blood alcohol level measured 0.1730.


The Wilton Police Department is investigating a case of motor vehicle evading on Sept. 3, around or before 2 a.m. The vehicle, possibly a 2004 or 2006 Chrysler Pacifica, drove over the traffic island and the bear-right sign at the intersection of Danbury Road and Westport Road. Heavy front-end damage resulted and the vehicle lost its front bumper.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Zawacki at 203-834-6260.


A 2015 Honda Civic exiting the driveway of Wilton Meadows, 439 Danbury Road, caused an accident Sept. 2 at 4:40 p.m.

Andrew S. Krochko, 68, of 1355 Main Street, Stratford, driver of the Civic, was charged with having insufficient insurance and failure to grant right of way in a private driveway. He was not injured and has a court date of Sept. 12.

Milton B. Nugro, 33, of 17 Main Street, Danbury, the driver of the car that Krochko struck, a 2008 Honda Accord, was given medical aid by first responders and was in and out of consciousness at the scene. The driver regained consciousness en route to Norwalk Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Nugo was ticketed for driving without a license.

A third vehicle, a 2015 Dodge Ram, driven by a Brookfield man, was also involved. He was not injured.

According to the police report, the Honda Civic exited the driveway and entered the northbound travel lanes on Danbury Road before it was clear to do so. It struck the rear driver side door of the Honda Accord, causing its driver to lose control. The Accord spun counter clockwise into the southbound lanes of travel. It was then struck by the Dodge Ram, traveling south on Danbury Road, causing significant damage. The Dodge was disabled.

Failure to appear

A 49-year-old West Haven man was charged with failure to appear in the second degree Aug. 30, at 8:35 p.m., after being brought to headquarters by two bail enforcement agents.

Jordan D. Welch, of 8B Bayshore Drive, West Haven, had failed to appear in court on original charges of operating with a suspended license and improper use of plates.

He was held on $5,000 bond with a court date of Sept. 9.

Wallet stolen during church service

A resident reported that his mother’s wallet was stolen from her purse during mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Danbury Road on Aug. 21 around 4:15 p.m., when she went to receive communion.

“She noticed it stolen as soon as she got home,” the man said.

On Aug. 22, the family got a call from the Norwalk Post Office, which found her wallet in one of its mailboxes. Her money, around $50, and her Connecticut driver’s license were stolen, but all of her credit cards and other cards and information were intact.

The police had said last week the wallet was not stolen during a service.

Domestic incident

A Rocky Brook Road woman was arrested for disorderly conduct Aug. 30 during an investigation of family violence.

The incident was between a husband and wife, police said. No further information was available.

The Wilton Police Department responded to one call of domestic violence and one call of a domestic verbal incident from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6.