NORWALK, Conn. A Fairfield man was arrested Sunday by Norwalk police special services officers, who say a police dog found drugs in his car, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said.
Donald Vizzo, 35, of 164 Barnhill Road, was sitting in a Mitsubishi Eclipse at 5:50 p.m. at South Main and Merritt streets, Cotto said. Officers on routine patrol noticed there was no front license plate on the vehicle and recognized Vizzo from previous drug arrests, Cotto said.
Vizzo was 665 feet from Columbus Magnet School. He said the front plate was in the trunk and that he had been giving someone from the Open Door Shelter a ride, Cotto said. He denied having drugs in the car and invited police to check.
Officer Richard Montañez guided canine officer Kai to the car, Cotto said. Police said they found a bottle, which was not a prescription container, with six green pills and nine white pills in it. Cotto could not identify the pills.
Vizzo was charged with possession of a controlled substance, sale/possession within distance of a school, illegal manufacture/sale/distribution of prescription drugs, illegal possession near a school and failure to keep drugs in their original container. Bond was set at $15,000.
Also on the police blotter:
A Bridgeport man punched a Norwalk woman in the head Monday morning in front of their 1-year-old child, police said.
Police could hear the woman pleading and screaming at someone to stop hitting her when they arrived at the Bouton Street apartment after being called at 7 a.m., Cotto said.
Rasha Boyd, 28, was intoxicated when he arrived at 4:45 a.m. in violation of a protective order, Cotto said. Handcuffed and taken to the police car, Boyd challenged police to take off his cuffs so he could "whip" them.
He was charged with third-degree assault, criminal violation of a protective order and injury/risk/impairing morals. Bond was set at $50,000.
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