Wilton police log: Phony chimney workers, stalking, distracted driving

Chimney fraud

Two New York men were arrested for larceny May 31 after soliciting $2,500 from a Deer Run Road resident for chimney work they did not have the permits to perform.

According to police, Bar Etedgi, 22, of 326 5th Street, New York, and Shai Hababou, 23, of 401 East 34th Street, New York, performed the work and the victim wrote them a check for $2,500 — half of the $5,000 she was billed for the illegal service.

Officers were called after the victim, who was over the age of 70, sensed that something wasn’t right and canceled the check.

Police said Etedgi and Hababou went back to the Deer Run Road home around noon May 31 to retrieve “flowers they left behind” and were then arrested.

They were charged with larceny second by the Wilton Police Department, as well as for several state Department of Consumer Protection violations that included sales without the proper permit and illegal use of a fictitious trade name.

Etedgi and Hababou each posted $5,000 bond and were released with court dates of June 10.

Police said the equipment inside Etedgi and Hababou’s van was all “brand new,” and was “not the proper equipment” for the job they were paid to do.

Starbucks stalking

An incident at Starbucks on River Road June 4 landed a patron with three charges.

According to police, on June 4 around 9 p.m., Jennifer Burke, 30, of 13 Brookwood Lane, Weston, asked to talk to the shop manager about “an incident the night before in which [Burke] was transferred to the hospital.” Police would not disclose further information.

Police said Burke began saying “disparaging things” to the manager about the manager’s boyfriend and was asked to leave.

Burke left and came back and “began yelling obscenities” inside the coffee shop, police said. Police responded and arrested Burke on the charges of stalking second, criminal trespass second, and breach of peace.

According to police, Burke was involved in a similar incident at the Starbucks on River Road in April 2015, which resulted in the stalking charge.

Burke posted $1,000 bond and was assigned a court date of June 13.

Two trees and a mailbox hit

A teen was issued an infraction for distracted driving May 31 after he drove his car into two trees and a mailbox on Olmstead Hill Road.

According to police, the teen was westbound on Olmstead Hill Road around 1:30 in the morning when his car left the roadway near Turner Ridge Court. Police said the teen said he “looked away from the road to speak to his passenger.”

When the teen lost control, his car went off the left side of the roadway, struck a tree, then a mailbox, and came to rest after striking another tree, police said.

The teenage driver had minor scratches and his female passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, had a “contusion on her forehead from striking the windshield,” police said.

Both were taken to Norwalk Hospital, and the driver was cited for distracted driving and failure to drive in the established lane.

Three-car accident

A three-car accident that landed the at-fault driver with a misdemeanor summons completely closed Danbury Road near Sugar Hollow Road in Georgetown June 6 for about 40 minutes.

According to police, Tirso Nunez, 31, of 575 Ellsworth Street, Bridgeport, was northbound on Danbury Road around 4 p.m. when his car crossed over the double-yellow line and sideswiped two other cars that had been southbound.

While investigating the accident, police learned that Nunez had been driving without car insurance. He was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle without insurance and failure to drive in the established lane. His court date is June 16.

Danbury Road was partially reopened around 4:40 p.m.

Domestic case log

According to the Wilton Police Department daily blotter, there were no incidents of family violence and there were no incidents of verbal abuse between May 31 and June 7.