Burglary Suspects Arrested During Motor Vehicle Stop in Cos Cob

Mitchell L Paul. May 14, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

Mitchell L Paul. May 14, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

Diamond Precious Otho. May 14, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Diamond Precious Otho. May 14, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

On Monday afternoon around 2:20pm, police stopped a car that ran a stop sign in Cos Cob.

Police say that while speaking with the occupants of the car, a 2005 Honda Accord, that the officer learned there had just been a burglary that was interrupted by a homeowner nearby, and that two suspects fled in a vehicle that had been stopped.

Investigation revealed that the driver of the car, Diamond Precious Otho, 20, and the passenger, Mitchell Paul, 20, both of Binghampton, NY had just committed the burglary and were in possession of stolen items from the home.

Otho and Paul were placed under arrest and charged with Burglary and Larceny.

While being processed, Mr. Paul gave a false identity. When police determined his true identity, Mr. Paul was additionally charged with Criminal Impersonation as well as Forgery and Interfering with Officers.

Ms. Otho was charged with Failure to Obey a Stop sign, Burglary 2 and Larceny 3.

A $50,000 bond was placed on Mr. Paul and a a $5,000 bond was placed on Ms. Otho. Neither was able to post bond. Both share a court date in Stamford Superior court on May 27, 2019.