Westport

Westport News: Criminal Mischief

On December 21 st , 2022 Westport Police initiated an investigation after a complaint was maderegarding damage caused to landscaping at a property owned by the Westport Housing Authority.The complainant provided video surveillance of the alleged suspect driving over grass areas ofthe property causing significant damage. Through the surveillance footage, the investigatingofficer identified the alleged suspect as James Doyle. The officer applied for and was granted awarrant charging Mr. Doyle with the above crime. On January 13 th , 2023, the investigatingofficer witnessed Mr. Doyle driving his vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Mr. Doyle wasarrested and transported to Westport Police Department where he was processed. Mr. Doyle wasreleased on court set bond of $2500 with a court date of…

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Westport News: Fight With PD

#Westport CT---On October 28 th 2021, Officers responded to the area of Center St on a report of an individual, later identified as Cameron Baker, acting erratically and drinking motor oil. Responding officers located Mr. Baker walking in the middle of Center St and attempted to engage him in conversation. Mr. Baker was actively drinking a liquid, later identified as liquid fuel additive and yelling at officers. Officers began to follow Mr. Baker down Center St when he began to run while continuing to drink this liquid. Officers caught up with Mr. Baker where he immediately began to fight with officers. While fighting with the officers, he punched them in their heads causing one officer to fall to the ground…

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#Westport News: Unannounced Tobacco and Electronic cigarette Compliance Inspection Results

#Westport, CT-- On Wednesday January 18, 2023, the Westport Police Department working with theState of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) TobaccoPrevention and Enforcement Program (TPEP) conducted unannounced compliance inspections ofestablishments that sell tobacco products and/or electronic cigarettes. The inspections wereperformed in an effort to determine compliance with state laws concerning the prohibition of the saleof e-cigarettes and/or tobacco products to youth under the age of 21. Retailers are required by state law to inspect the photo ID of anyone who appears under the age of30 before selling a tobacco product or electronic cigarette. Free online training is available toanyone who would like to learn more at: www.cttobaccotraining.com . A total of 5 unannounced compliance inspections were…

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Westport News: Crash With Extrication

#Westport CT--At 6:12 PM this evening, the Westport Fire Department along with Westport Police, and EMS responded to a multi-vehicle crash in front of 40 Bridge Street. One driver of a vehicle was trapped in their car and required extrication using hydraulic extrication tools. After removal from the vehicle, the patient was transferred by Westport EMS to a local hospital. No other injuries were reported.

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Westport News: To Catch A Preditor

#Westport CT-On February 10th , 2022, Westport Police were notified of a YouTube video showing four individuals recording in the parking lot of 397 Post Rd East. Three of the four individuals in the video had allegedly been communicating with the fourth, identified as Paul Sastrum, via on-line chat. The three individuals who were recording the incident alleged that, during the chat, one of them told SASTRUM they were a 14-year-old male. Once SASTRUM was aware that he was chatting with a 14-year-old male, the individuals recording the incident allege he made graphic sexual comments and made it clear he wanted to meet. The recording group allege that SASTRUM agreed to meet in the parking lot in Westport and upon…

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Westport News: Multiple Charges

On December 15 th 2022 at approximately 3:30 am while on routine patrol, a Westport Police officer observed a vehicle traveling east on Post Rd East run the red light at the intersection with Cedar Rd. The officer followed and observed the vehicle until it turned into a parking lot. The officer turned around and observed the suspect vehicle exit the parking lot and travel west on Post Rd East running the red light at Church St. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and the operator refused to pull over. The officer continued behind the vehicle attempting to stop it, but when it became evident that the operator would not stop, the officer alerted other officers further west on…

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Westport News: Fraud Charges

January 1st, 2022, Westport Police initiated an investigation after a local resident reported a check that she mailed had been intercepted, altered, and deposited into a TD Bank account. The investigating detective prepared a search warrant for the account to which the check was deposited. The search warrant was served on TD Bank and the account holder was identified as Debyi Capellan-Paulino. Along, with the account records, the investigating detective also secured ATM surveillance footage of the transaction where CAPELLAN-PAULINO is alleged to have deposited the check. An extraditable arrest warrant was signed charging CAPELAN- PAULINO with the above-referenced crimes. On November 26th, 2022, Franklin Township, NJ Police contacted Westport Police and advised that they had our suspect detained on…

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