On Tuesday, Greenwich Police responded to a report of a suspicious man attempting to break into a car at Miller Motor Cars.
Police determined that the suspect, later identified as Demetris Rayvon Lark, 20, of Kossuth Street in Bridgeport, had attempted to enter a Maserati at the dealership on West Putnam Ave, and in the process had tripped an alarm.
Police say that when the alarm sounded, Lark headed toward a black Lincoln Town Car that the reporting party had observed in the vicinity of the dealership earlier in the day.
An unmarked Greenwich police car tried to initiate a motor vehicle stop of Mr. Lark in the area of Livingston Place. In the process police learned that the car had been reported stolen from Stamford.
Rather than stop, Mr. Lark sped toward downtown Greenwich, engaging police in pursuit. According to police he disregarded stop signs and red lights, endangering both motorists and pedestrians.
When he headed down a dead-end street, Lark exited his car, tossed a facsimile firearm at Greenwich Police arriving on scene and engaged police and K9 units from Westport in a foot pursuit that ended in his apprehension.
Mr. Lark was arrested and charged with:
Criminal Attempt at Burglary 3, Manufacture or Possession of Burglar’s Tools, Criminal Mischief 1, Criminal Attempt at Larceny 1, Larceny 6 (credit/debit card); Weapons in Vehicle, Simple Trespass on Railroad Property, Criminal Trespass 3, Possession of Less than 1/2 oz Marijuana, Reckless Endangerment, Interfering with an Officer, Disobeying Order of Officer, Reckless Driving, Speeding, Failure to Have Lights Illuminated; Failure to Maintain Proper Lane, two counts of Failure to Obey Stop Signs and two counts of Failure to Obey Traffic Signal.
Police say on scene investigation at Miller Motor Cars indicated that Mr. Lark had attempted to break into a 2017 Maserati Ghibli in an attempt to steal it.
Lark was unable to post his $50,000 bond and has a court date in Stamford Superior Court on Sept 27, 2017.