Parker Ross, 28, of 35 Westview Place in Riverside was arrested after an incident in Riverside on Saturday, Oct 17 around 2:00pm. Mr. Ross had a knife larger than allowed by law, which is 4 inches.
Greenwich Police responded to the incident at about 2pm on Saturday after receiving a 911 complaint of a suspicious person walking on East Putnam Avenue in the vicinity of Riverside Ave. According to Greenwich Police he was about to enter Sheephill Mobil Station.
Upon clearing the area, Greenwich Police located the suspect matching the description, wearing a hoodie pulled up tightly over his head and face. He had a large knife attached to his waist and it appeared that he was about to draw the weapon.
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He complied immediately with armed officers instructions. He was arrested and charged with Breach of Peace 2nd degree. His bond was set at $5,000 which he met and was released. He has a court date of Oct. 26 in Stamford Superior Court.
Ross has a history of arrests going back several years. In March 2010 he pleaded guilty to Intimidate Due to Bias 2nd degree, a class D felony, and received 3 Years Jail, Execution Suspended After 6 Months, Probation 3 Years. In 2012 he pleaded guilty to Violation of Probation and was sentenced to two years jail, suspended, probation 2 years. In July 2014 he pleaded guilty to probation violation and was sentenced to one year in jail.
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