Man Charged after Banging on Door of Closed Business, Smearing Dirt on Car

On April 8 around 8:30pm Greenwich Police responded to a business on a report of an individual banging on the door of a business that was closed causing the owner to be afraid and unable to leave.

Police say their investigation revealed that the suspect, Joseph A Giardina, 60, of Pound Ridge, NY, had been attempting to gain access to a closed business, banging on the door, and had taken garden soil from nearby planters and smeared it on the door and victim’s vehicle.

Giardina was placed under arrest and charged with Breach of Peace 2 and Criminal Mischief 3. His bond was set at $1500, which he was able to post.

He was assigned a date in Stamford Superior Court the next day.