On Wednesday July 5, 2023, at 12:23pm, Norwalk Police Combined Dispatch received a complaint
that Enrique Rivas-Castillo had threatened to the complainant via phone. Investigating Patrol
Division Officers learned that on July 3, 2023, Rivas-Castillo was at the victim’s residence in Norwalk
and threatened to assault the victim. The victim ran out of the home, but Rivas-Castillo chased the
victim, eventually grabbing the victim and pulling the victim into his vehicle. He drove the victim
onto I-95 and eventually an unknown exit, driving onto a dead-end street where he began punching
the victim. The victim was able to escape, but he grabbed the victim, striking and slamming victim’s
face on the ground. Rivas-Castillo then dragged the victim back to the car, and then drove to his

home in Ansonia. The victim reported being drugged and awoke on July 4, 2023, where Rivas-
Castillo assaulted the victim again. The victim escaped again and was able to return home. Rivas-
Castillo was arrested by Ansonia Police for the incident in Ansonia.

While the victim was safe at the Norwalk Police Department, Officers received information that
Rivas-Castillo was in Norwalk looking for the victim. Patrol Division Officers immediately began
searching for Rivas-Castillo. He was quickly located driving however when officers attempted to
stop him, he led police on a pursuit through South Norwalk and onto Interstate 95 eastbound.
Rivas-Castillo exited I-95 in Westport but then drove back onto the highway westbound. The pursuit
ended in Stamford after he struck multiple police cars. He then fled his vehicle, jumping off the I-95
overpass near exit 6. He was quickly taken into custody with the help of the Stamford Police
Department. He was transported to Stamford Hospital for evaluation. Once he was released, he
was transported back to the Norwalk Police Department where he was charged with numerous
Arrested: Enrique Rivas-Castillo, 23, of 112 Central St., Ansonia, CT.
Charges: Kidnapping 2nd, Unlawful Restraint 1st, Threatening 2nd, Violation of Conditions of Release,
Interfering/Resisting Arrest, Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent to Sell Hallucinogenic
Substances, Reckless Driving, Engaging Police in Pursuit
Total Bond: $1,000,000

Stephen Krauchick

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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