Published 6:51 pm, Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Car vandalized on
A 48-year-old Stamford male reported vandalism to his Volkswagen Jetta Oct. 12 at 7:29 p.m.
Police said the complainant parked his car on Elm Street at 2:30 p.m. that day and returned at 3 p.m. to find a gouge on his left rear fender about 24 inches in length.
Police said damage is estimated to be more than $100.
GPS stolen from
A 57-year-old Southwood Avenue resident reported larceny at 7:43 a.m. on Oct. 16.
That morning, the woman noticed the arm rest was up in her vehicle. She realized that her Tom Tom GPS was stolen. Police said the GPS is valued at $350 and that the car was left unlocked.
According to the report, the complainant suspects the crime may have occurred at about 10 p.m. the night before because she remembered her dogs barking particularly loud at that point.
Items stolen from car
on Putnam Road
A 62-year-old Putnam Road resident reported a camera and a pair of binoculars missing from his car at 2:43 p.m. on Oct. 16.
The car was parked in his driveway and was unlocked police said.
The camera, a Nikon D300, is valued at $1,700, and the binoculars are valued at $600.
The complainant believes that the crime occurred Oct. 8 at around 7 p.m. Police said the complainant noticed the items missing on the morning of Oct. 9, but waited to report it because he wanted to ask family members if they had them. Police said that the vehicle was parked around 60 feet from the roadway.
Resident reports attempted fraud
A 45-year-old Westcross Road resident reported an attempted fraud on Oct. 17 at 1:17 p.m.
According to the report, the complainant was contacted on Oct. 12 by a person who claimed to work for the Connecticut State Treasury Department. The person told the complainant he had unclaimed property, and could reclaim the land for a 10 percent finder's fee. Police said the complainant thought it could be a scam and asked for the person's business number. The person only gave him his cell phone number claiming he worked out of his car.
A few days later, the complainant received a letter from the same individual requesting personal information, including his Social Security number.
After investigation, police confirmed the complainant's suspicions of the scam. The name that was given to the complainant was a fake name and no one at the Connecticut State Treasury Department was involved.