Man Gets Arrested In Two Towns On One Day

Weston Police news, June 22 through July 4.

Fake prescription for OxyContin            

On Saturday, July 2 at 4:09 p.m., police arrested William J. Gallagher, 24, of Stamford after he tried to pass off a phony prescription at Langs Pharmacy in Weston Center. He was charged with forgery in the first degree, criminal impersonation, two counts of forging a prescription and forgery in the second degree. He was given a July 13 court date.

Sleeping on the side of the road

On Saturday, July 2 at 7:02 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle parked on Newtown Turnpike, north of Valley Forge Road. Upon arrival, officers observed a Nissan Altima “halfway in the road” facing southbound in the southbound lane. The vehicle had “heavy rear damage with both taillights broken.” The car’s windows “had dark black tint on all four windows and [officers] were unable to see anyone inside the vehicle.”

Police knocked on the windows, and Ryan Fernandez, 22, of Ridgefield stepped out of the car. Officers smelled alcohol, and Fernandez stated he was at a party in the area and parked his car there overnight. Officers advised Fernandez he was parked in an area where there were no homes, and he “looked around and appeared lost.”

The damage to his vehicle, Fernandez said, stemmed from an accident in Ridgefield, which police confirmed.

Police then discovered Fernandez’s registration was expired, and his license, issued through the state of Florida, had been suspended indefinitely due to failure to appear in court on a traffic summons. Fernandez had cancelled his Connecticut license, and was unable to produce valid insurance.

The vehicle was then towed to Heibeck’s Sunoco in Georgetown.

Fernandez was charged with driving without insurance, driving without a license, failure to renew motor vehicle registration and improper parking. He was also given a written warning with inspection required for his window tints. He was given a July 15 court date.

Police said he was involved in an altercation with his brother when his vehicle was towed, and was subsequently arrested by the Wilton Police Department.

Mailbox vandals caught

On Wednesday, June 22, at 9:49 p.m., police arrested two Redding men and one Easton man, all 18, after a resident reported they saw them smash his mailbox with a baseball bat. Police caught up to the car on Godfrey Road West, near Route 57.

Justin Stenerson, of Redding, was charged with criminal mischief in the second degree and conspiracy to commit criminal mischief in the second degree, and Toby Hesketh-Tutton, of Redding and Dylan Prevelige, of Easton were each charged with conspiracy to commit criminal mischief in the second degree.

The three were also .

Police said they are in the process of making restitution for the damage they caused.

Suspended driver with pregnant woman as passenger runs light

On Monday, June 20 at 10:55 p.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Weston Road and Norfield Road. Upon arriving at the scene, officers observed a Chevy van with “heavy right side damage facing eastbound on Norfield Road, and a Land Rover SUV parked on the right shoulder of the eastbound lane of Norfield Road, facing the same direction

“The passenger of the SUV and both operators were standing in the middle of the road talking,” Weston police said. "The pregnant passenger in the van was in obvious pain and trapped inside the vehicle. Weston EMS was called to the scene and she was transported to Norwalk Hospital.”

According to police, Jose Palacios, 31, of Newtown Turnpike, was traveling east on Norfield Road, approaching the four-way intersection with Weston Road and a blinking red light, while Ava Diapice, 22, of September Lane was traveling north on Norfield Road, approaching the same intersection. Palacios had a blinking red light and should have yielded to Diapice but did not.

Flora Campos, 27, who lives with Palacios, was pregnant at the time of the accident.

Palacios was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to obey a traffic device. It is the third time he’s been charged by Weston Police with driving with a suspended license.

Car v. mail truck

On Thursday, June 30 at 10:43 a.m., Danielle Rosen, 19, of Walker Lane was driving west on Godfrey Road West when she saw a mail truck stopped an attempted to go around it but turned the steering wheel the wrong way, striking the rear of the truck, pushing it about 15 feet into a stone wall.

The driver of the mail truck, Joan Williams, 45, of Stratford, was leaning over getting items from the back of the postal van when the vehicle was struck, causing her to fall into the rear cargo area. She was taken to the hospital by Weston EMS.


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