On Dec 12, Saima Qamar, 48, of 19 Division Street was arrested after she responded to police headquarters on Bruce Place to answer to active arrest warrants.
Officers confirmed the existence of arrest warrants for a past incident that stemmed back to Sept 16, 2015 on Field Point Road when Ms Qamar allegedly aggressively videotaped an employee in the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall.
For that incident she was charged with Creating a Public Disturbance and Interfering with an Officer. At the time, Greenwich Police then Lt Kraig Gray, now Captain, said Town Hall employees called Greenwich Police and when an officer arrived, the woman videotaped him as well.
Gray said that although it is legal to videotape an officer while he is conducting his job, or anyone in a public place for that matter, videotaping cannot interfere with a police officer’s job. Gray said the Greenwich Police had more than a dozen reports on file for Ms. Qamar, including many complaints and cross-complaints involving neighbor disputes on Division Street.
Ms. Qamar was charged with Failure to Comply to Fingerprint Requirements and Failure to Appear 2.
Her bond was set at $10,000, which she was unable to post. She was assigned a court date in Stamford Superior Court on Dec 13, 2017.
Ms Qamar, a notable presence at Planning & Zoning and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings at Greenwich Town Hall, began to confront commissioners after her P&Z application for an addition to her Division Street home was rejected in July 2015, and she was arrested at Town Hall.
On Aug 5, 2016, Greenwich Police responded to 19 Division Street to serve an arrest warrant for Ms Qamar. She was placed under arrest and transported to Greenwich Police headquarters for processing. While there, she refused to be fingerprinted.
This week, Ms Qamar was determined not to have appeared in court for an incident that took place at Town Hall on July 15, 2016. For that incident she was also charged with Failure to Comply with Fingerprinting and Failure to Appear 2. For these charges her bond was set at $2,500, which she could not post. She was held within a GPD cell block and will answer for in Stamford Superior Court on Dec 13, 2017.
As recently as last week, police responded to 19 Division Street where Ms Qamar related that two year’s worth of police reports were missing from her home and she believed that Greenwich police had stolen them.