Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn said "Batman" became a nuisance that, through trickery and illusion much like his namesake, eluded the police for more than a year.
Hohn identified the suspect as James J. Zadubara, 53, of Cave View Dr. in Hamden and said that, after being fired from a business on Stamford's East Side on Maple Ave., Zadubara would call the business consistently for more than a year, identify himself as the caped crusader and leave obscene and harassing messages with employees, the owner, or on answering machines at the company.
Zadubara would allegedly call his former employer and leave very "vulgar, repulsive-type messages," Hohn said.
Hohn said the investigation took a while because evidence was difficult to gather due to the fact that the suspect was allegedly spoofing his phone numbers, an activity that produces a fake number to display on the receiving end of a phone call.
Tracing the calls would often lead to incorrect locations or origin, once as far away as Indiana, Hohn said. Employees who knew Zadubara eventually identified him to authorities by his voice, Hohn said.
Then, when Zadubara was in jail for a couple of weeks on unrelated charges, the calls to his former workplace stopped completely. Once he was released from jail, Hohn said they began again.
Zadubara was charged with 56 counts of second-degree harassment and 17 counts of second-degree threatening. He was held on a $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
Michael J. Braverman, 45, or Erskine Rd., charged Wednesday night with violation of probation.
Linnea Ann Epps, 24, of Bush Ave. in Port Chester, NY, charged early Thursday with interfering with an officer/resisting, illegal operation of a motor vehicle while suspended and traffic control signals.
Luciano Flores, 45, of S. Pacific St., charged Wednesday afternoon sixth-degree larceny and interfering with an officer/resisting.
Roberto Gonzalez, 45, of S. Pacific St., charged Wednesday afternoon with criminal impersonation and second-degree forgery.
Selvin Rene Martinez, 31, of Perry St., charged early Thursday with first-degree failure to appear.