Police log: Bridgeport man arrested with knife; two DUI stops
The following reports were written by The Ridgefield Police Department between Wednesday, Dec. 20, and Monday, Jan. 1:
Traffic stop leads to weapon arrest
A Bridgeport man was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, driving without a license, driving without insurance, failure to give right-of-way, and carrying a weapon in his car on Danbury Road at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Police said Roger Vasquez, 26, of Bridgeport, was in possession of an unregistered and uninsured knife when he was pulled over.
According to a report, Vasquez also had a warrant out for his arrest after he failed to appear in court in Bridgeport.
He was pulled over after he failed to obey signs and road markings on Danbury Road, the report said. Vasquez’s driving privileges had been suspended, police said.
Vasquez was held on a $1,500 bond and was arraigned in court Thursday, Dec. 28.
He is due back in court on Friday, Jan. 12.
Drunk driver hits parked car, flees
A Pond Road man was arrested for driving under the influence and evading responsibility on New Street around 9 p.m. Dec. 24.
Ridgefield police said Thomas King, 50, was driving northbound High Ridge Avenue when a resident called police to report a driver who was having “mechanical problems.”
According to a report, an officer observed the car driving erratically traveling north on New Street and pulled it over.
An investigation revealed King was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol, police said.
It was also determined that the driver had collided with a parked car on High Ridge Avenue, the report said.
King was released after posting bond of $200. He is set to appear in court Thursday, Jan. 4.
A Redding woman was arrested for driving under the influence on Farmingville Road at 8 p.m. Dec. 22.
Ridgefield police said Amber Faulk, 36, was pulled over after she was tagged driving well over the posted speed limit.
According to a report, police also received a call about a possibly intoxicated driver who was speeding in the area.
Police said Faulk failed a field sobriety test.
She was released after posting bond of $100. She is set to appear in court Thursday, Jan. 4