Police continue to search for a van wanted in connection to the theft of tires off several vehicles in parking lot on Atlantic Street, police said Tuesday.
On Monday night, the Breaking News Network reported Stamford Police searching for a green Ford Windstar with New York plates and front-end damage. Police said Tuesday that damage came from the suspect using the van to ram through both a security guard's vehicle and the front gate for the lot.
On Monday night, at least six vehicles had reportedly been vandalized, having a tire or multiple tires removed from them, police said. Several of the vehicles belonged to Greenwich Honda, who rents space to store cars there, authorities said.
An employee at Greenwich Honda placed the value of the tires between $2,000 and $2,500 per vehicle for the six vehicles.
When a security guard spotted a man taking tired off a vehicle and placing it into the back of a van, police said he attempted to stop the man using his own vehicle, at which point police said the classification of the incident upgraded from a burglary to a robbery.
The suspect smashed through the security guard's vehicle using the van. The security guard was out of his vehicle at the time and was able to move out of the way. The van then also crashed through the front gate, police said.
Lonnie Everett, 56, of Atlantic St., was charged Monday afternoon with second-degree breach of peace (threatening) and third-degree criminal mischief.
Frank Todd Green, 29, of Woodlawn Ave. Extension in Bridgeport, was charged Monday evening with possession of narcotics and sale of certain illegal drugs.
Guillermo Ochoa Escobedo, 38, of Wardwell St., was charged Monday evening with illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension, illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating or towing an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to insure a private motor vehicle, drinking while driving and failure to drive in the proper lane.
Sharhonda Petway, 34, of Tresser Blvd., was charged early Monday with failure to obey traffic control signals, illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension and interfering with an officer/resisting.