Police log: DUI crash, headphone thief, and watch pawner
DUI crash leads to hospital visit
A Fairfield man turned himself in on an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence and failing to drive in the proper lane at the Trumbull Police Department around 9:05 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Police said Keith Placko, 30, was arrested for drunk driving that led to a two-car accident back at the corner of Main and Quality streets at 10:18 p.m. July 26.
According to a report, a female driver was turning out of Mayfield Drive and taking a left onto Main Street when Placko’s vehicle collided with her vehicle causing the accident.
The report said that the female driver suffered a broken wrist and head injuries from the collision and was taken to the hospital.
Placko admitted to officers at the scene that he was drunk and that he consumed “six to eight whiskies,” according to police.
He told the cops that he had also smoked marijuana earlier in the day.
The report said he was taken to the hospital as well, where his blood alcohol concentration was 0.24%.
Placko was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Oct. 1.
Headphone thief gives cops wrong identity
A Bridgeport man was arrested for interfering with the duties of an officer, robbery in the third degree and larceny in the sixth degree at the Best Buy on Hawley Lane at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Police said Fausto Vizcaino, 29, was seen on surveillance tape stealing a pair of headphones and was detained by the store’s loss prevention department.
According to a report, Vizcaino was confronted by a store employee after shoving the headphones in his coat pocket and he got nervous. Vizcaino shoved and pushed the employee, which triggered the robbery charge, police said.
He was transported to police headquarters where he gave the cops a false identity, which triggered the interference charge.
The report said that the police fingerprinted Vizcaino and were able to get his real identity.
Police estimated that the headphones stolen cost $299.
Vizcaino was held on a $25,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Watch pawner fails to appear
A Bridgeport woman turned herself in on three failure to appear charges at the Trumbull Police Department around 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Police said Elizabeth Daigle, 20, was found pawning stolen watches in March at a pawnshop in Fairfield.
According to a report, Daigle was helping two male suspects pawn expensive watches that they had stolen at the Target on Hawley Lane on March 19 and March 20.
On March 23, Trumbull police detective were able to positively idea Daigle using video surveillance from the pawnshop.
She was arrested then for pawning stolen goods, but has failed to appear in court three times since being charged, police said.
Both male suspects have since been arrested, the report added.
Daigle was released after paying three $495 bonds for failure to appear and was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Oct. 1.