Greenwich Police responded to the area of Greenwich Avenue on a report of two suspicious vehicles possibly involved in a financial crime. The incident happened on June 1 around noon.
Officers conducted two motor vehicle stops and conducted an on scene investigation.
During vehicle inventories on both cars a firearm was discovered, but no one claimed ownership of it.
While at police headquarters, one of the drivers, Stefan Alex Adjei, 22, of Bronx, NY, admitted the firearm was his, but would give no further details.
He was charged with Carrying a Pistol Without a Permit and Illegal Possession of a Weapon in Motor Vehicle.
His bond was set at $50,000, which he was able to post.
He has a date in Stamford Superior Court on June 15.
While in the police processing area, the driver of the second vehicle Deshon Kyrell Robinson, 24, also of Bronx, NY, requested to get three phone numbers from his phone so he could attempt to make arrangements to post his bail. An officer advised Mr. Robinson that his phone was being kept as evidence, but would allow him to use it to retrieve contact information.
That’s when police say Mr. Robinson began shielding his phone from the officer, and then powered the phone down as the officer grabbed it away from him. Police noted that a complete device shut down of an iPhone can affect a data extraction completed later as it hard locks the phone upon restart.
Police say Robinson apologized and reiterated that the officer told him only to collect phone numbers. Robinson’s actions, noted by his deliberate shielding of the phone from the officer and pulling away from him, was in disregard for instructions provided and was a manipulation of evidence.
Robinson was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Robinson’s bond was set at $50,000, which he was able to post. He also has a date in Stamford Superior Court on June 15.