Stamford Woman Uses Coconut as Weapon at Palms in Fight Over Man

The 19-year-old Stamford woman struck the victim in a row over who should be dancing with a man.


Two women were arrested early Monday morning and charged for their roles in a kerfuffle over a man at the at 78 West Park Pl. in the city, according to authorities Monday afternoon. 

During the fight, which began as a disagreement over which of the two should be dancing with an unknown male, Vanessa Aguilar-Castellon, 19, of Chestnut Street, is accused of using a coconut to strike the other woman, police said. 

Police explained it is customary for the nightclub to serve drinks in coconuts. 

The woman hit with the coconut, Christina C. Velez, 25, of Schuyler Ave., was also arrested and charged for her role in the fight, police said.

Velez faces charges of breach of peace, while Aguilar-Castellon faces the same and an additional charge of assault for her alleged use of a coconut to assail Velez.


A victim reported to police he was allegedly robbed by two Dominican women in the 400 block of W. Main St. after turning down an offer for sex around 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

The victim said he allegedly refused an offer to have intercourse with the two women, at which point they allegedly forced themselves into the mans pockets and removed his money.

The women fled the scene in Honda Civic with New York plates, police said.

The victim reportedly had no injuries.


A man allegedly struck another man with a baseball bat on Lafayette St. early Sunday morning before fleeing the scene, police said Monday.

Francisco Contreras, 34, of the 100 block of Lafayette St., was arrested and charged in the incident at around 12:30 a.m. after a police K-9 unit tracked him a short distance from the scene.

Contreras was charged with assault, carrying a dangerous weapon and breach of peace for allegedly striking the victim with the bat.


A large brawl at Garden and Manhattan streets at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning left two men in the hospital, according to police.

Units responding to a call of disprderly conduct discovered a victim whose identity is being withheld in the street, with what police believe to be his car keys and wallet scattered about.

Two baseball bats were also discovered at the scene, and a second victim was found about a block away. Police reported an estimated 20 people were involved in a large fight before scattering.

Both victims were said to have non-life threatening, soft tissue injuries.

Police are still investigating the incident, and urge anyone with information to contact police at 203-977-4444.


Other Arrests:

Carla Ysabel Cabrejos, 29, of the 300 block of Tresser Blvd., was charged with larceny and possession of a shoplifting device.

Stephanie Milagros Diaz, 20, and Kimberly N. Diaz, 18, both of the 100 block of Seaside Ave., were both charged larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny.

Carlos Hume Lopez-Marroquin, 39, of the 200 block of Ludlow St., was charged with disorderly conduct and assault causing physical injury.

Wilmer Morolis, 29, of the 700 block of Pacific St., was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while suspended.

Jerzon David Pineda, 21, of Fairfield Ave. in Norwalk, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while suspended and failure to properly use traffic control signals.


Chandra Johnson Greene May 01, 2012 at 03:44 PM
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