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Wilton Police Make Arrest in Hit and Run

Wilton resident Herman Schaeffer, 52, admitted to a hit and run on Linden Tree Road and turned himself in to police Friday to face multiple charges.

According to a Wilton police statement, a 56-year-old man returned to his home March 5 with injuries but no recollection of what had happened. He was transported to Norwalk Hospital, where it was discovered he had suffered a broken left scapula, lacerations to his head and right hand, swelling of the right leg and bruising to his right foot. Medical personnel determined the injuries were consistent with being struck by a motor vehicle.

Officers later discovered a piece of a vehicle's side mirror strewn along a snow bank on Linden Tree Road. Investigators traced the car piece to a specific make of vehicle – a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup.

While continuing the investigation, officers spotted a pickup pulling into a driveway. The vehicle had damage consistent with the hit and run.

Schaeffer, of 261 Linden Tree Road, eventually admitted to operating the vehicle on the road on the date and approximate time of the incident, according to police.

An arrest warrant was obtained, and Schaeffer turned himself in April 8. He was charged with evading responsibility, interfering with an officer, operating under suspension, no insurance and failure to keep right on curve. He was unable to post the court set $25,000 bond and was taken to Norwalk Superior Court for arraignment, according to Wilton police.

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