WILTON, Conn. A Wilton man stopped for speeding Wednesday admitted he had a fake driver's license, Wilton police said.
Melvin Barrientos, 31, failed to pull over immediately, police reported. When police caught up with him at Zion Hill Church on Danbury Road, Barrientos informed police that he did not stop because he had a fake ID.
According to the police report, Barrientos had previously been charged with driving under the influence in New York state and had his license revoked. Barrientos told police he had purchased the fake ID from an unnamed Mexican whom he never paid.
Police charged Barrientos with forgery, speeding and driving without a license. He was released on $500 cash bond. His court date was not recorded.
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Ansonia resident Shaun James, 30, was also charged with forgery Saturday after Wilton Police witnessed him driving 25 to 30 mph and drifting to the side. James failed a field sobriety test and gave the police a false name and identification James Ruffin according to a police report. James was charged with forgery, driving under the influence and interfering with police. James was held on $1,000 bond and is due in court May 2.
Wilton police charged 20-year-old Andrew Legan of Ridgefield with disorderly conduct, filling a false report and the misuse of 911 on Monday night. According to the police report, Legan had been asked to leave a residence and would not until he was locked outside the house. He called 911 and said the resident was drunk, on drugs and striking her children, the report said. When police arrived, they discovered Legan had struck a woman and the 911 call he made was fake. Legan was held on $500 cash bond and is due in court May 4.
Norwalk resident Paraskeyvi Stampoulidis, 22, turned herself in to Wilton police after finding out there was a warrant for her arrest. Stampoulidis was charged with stealing a credit card from a customer and using it at Wheels, where she worked. According to police, she used the card four times for a total of $332.98. Stampoulidis was held on $5,000 bond and is due in court April 30.
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