NORWALK, Conn. A Norwalk man was arrested Tuesday after a woman caught him breaking into her car, Norwalk police say. Eric Karwosky, 30, of 28 Lenox Ave., later threatened his grandparents over the telephone because they would not help him make bond, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said. Police applied for a warrant in the second case and expected to arrest him in court Thursday. Karwosky was also charged Jan. 7 in a motor vehicle accident.
Cotto gave the following account of the incident: A woman visiting a Deerfield Street resident called police at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday to report an attempted car burglary. She said she saw a man standing outside her car and reaching in to get her purse. Her husband chased the man down the road and saw him go inside 28 Lenox Ave.
Police found Karwosky there. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital because he was rambling and seemed disoriented. Damage to a car door lock was estimated at $500.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, a relative called police to report that her grandparents were being threatened. She said Karwosky called his 80-year-old grandfather and 77-year-old grandmother several times from Bridgeport Correctional Center and threatened to kill them and burn down their house.
They were afraid to make a report themselves, so their granddaughter called. The correctional center had recordings of the phone calls, and Norwalk officers applied for a search warrant so they could listen to them.
Karwosky was charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief in the car burglary. Bond was set at $15,000.
On Jan. 7, Karwosky was charged with driving under the influence, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and failure to drive right. Police say he drove a Chevy pickup truck into a light pole on Martin Luther King Drive at 7:31 p.m. that Sunday. There were four unopened cans of beers in the back of the truck, as well as one open can and one that was half-empty. He failed sobriety tests and said he had had nothing to drink, but had smoked drugs earlier.
Karwosky was also arrested last May . Police said he spit at an officer and damaged a patrol car.
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