Natasha Yolanda Parks, 28, was arrested on Nov. 28 at about 4:00pm following a foot chase that began outside J Crew and terminated in the area of Amogerone Crossway.
Greenwich Police responded to the store on Greenwich Avenue on a report of a subject in a verbal argument with store employees.
Investigation revealed that a female subject identified as Danielle Elizabeth threw a hanger and verbally threatened the store manager and uttered a bias remark at another. A bias remark is one directed at a person in a protected class, which reflects their race, religion, creed or sexual orientation.
According to Lt. Kraig Gray at Greenwich Police Dept., the subject was in J Crew with several other people at the time of the incident. “She caused a ruckus inside the store and at one point one of the two employees became fearful when she (Parks) threatened the employee with bodily harm,” Gray said. The employees called 911 and the subject and companions were detained outside the store.
One officer went back into the store to review video of the incident, and when Parks was advised she would be arrested, she took off running north on Greenwich Avenue. She was apprehended in the area of Amogerone Crossway.
According to Greenwich Police, Parks provided a false name and fraudulent document with that name. She gave an identity as Danielle Elizabeth and signed her notice of rights and other official paperwork with that name.
The people who were with Parks in J Crew were detained and released.
After the subject was fingerprinted her true identity was discovered through the AFIS fingerprint database to be Natasha Yolanda Parks, of 510 Hancock St in Brooklyn.
According to Lt. Gray, in living memory there were physical cards for fingerprints that had to be processed by hand, and a false identity could take months to reveal. “Now it is done in a matter of minutes,” Lt. Gray said.
A small bag of marijuana and rolling papers were located within the subject’s pocketbook.
She was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Possession of Marijuana, Criminal Impersonation, two counts of Forgery 2nd Degree, two counts of Interfering with an Officer, Intimidation Based on Bigotry of Bias 3rd degree, Disorderly Conduct and Threatening.
While under arrest, an National Crime Information Center query turned up a warrant for Ms. Parks for Failure to Appear 1st degree for an incident on Sept. 24, 2009 when she was 22. That incident also took place on Greenwich Ave and resulted in a Larceny charge.
Parks’ bond was set at $50,000, which she was unable to post. She has a court date on Dec. 7, 2015 in Stamford Superior Court.