NORWALK, Conn. – An early morning knock on the door was not a good thing for 13 Norwalk residents Thursday, as Norwalk police officers and U.S. Marshals had come calling to execute warrants.
Special Services officers and detectives worked with the U.S. Marshals Service to round up local residents wanted for misdemeanors, Lt. Thomas Mattera said. It has been about a year since a similar effort was made. When police see a warrant for someone wanted in a felony, they go out and arrest the suspect right away, he said.
- Travon Simms, 20, of 10 E. Rocks Road. First warrant charge: risk of injury to a minor, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct; second warrant charge: failure to respond.
- Gregory Hunter, 56, of 6 Cliff St. Warrant charge: violation of probation.
- Giovanni Morales, 22, of 2 ½ Couch St. basement. Warrant charge: failure to appear.
- Sarina Clark, also known as Sarina Olson, 35, of 22 Gregory Blvd. Two warrants charging violation of probation.
- Julio Diaz, also known as Jonathon Nieves, 28, of 1 Girard St. Warrant charge: interfering with a police officer, second-degree forgery and criminal impersonation.
- Marco Greco, 57, of 30 Fairview Ave., Apt. 3. Warrant charge: first-degree failure to appear.
- Frederick Tuck, 49. Warrant charge: violation of probation.
- Marcus Kave, 18, of 261 Ely Ave., Building 21, Apt. 1-F. Warrant charge: failure to appear.
- Aree Ramos, 20, of 300 Ely Ave. Warrant charge: violation of probation.
- Monique Holley, 22, of 261 Ely Ave., Building 13, Apt. 3B. Warrant charge: second-degree failure to appear.
- Abel Marroquin, of 21 Church St. Warrant charge: evading responsibility.
- Santos Perez-Rodriguez, 28, of 38 Broad St., Quincy, Mass. Three warrants charging second-degree failure to appear, two warrants for failure to pay or plea.
- Kelly Harris, 39, of 76 Englewood Ave., Bridgeport. Warrant charge: second-degree failure to appear.
Mattera said this doesn't represent all the people who have outstanding warrants in Norwalk. Once you start knocking on doors word gets around, he said.
He hopes to work with the Marshals Service about twice a year to execute warrants. Detective Terrence Black is a task force officer with the Marshals Service, which gives Norwalk police access to the federal system and helps to arrange efforts such as this, he said.