UPDATE #2: Missing Greenwich Resident Was Arrested in Darien

Sept. 6, 2018 arrest photo of Nordin Farez of Ritch Avenue West, Greenwich. Photo courtesy of Darien Police

Sept. 6, 2018 arrest photo of Nordin Farez. Photo courtesy of Darien Police

Update #2 Sept 11, 9:00pm: A man who was reported missing by Greenwich Police on Friday, Sept 7 was found with cans of beer and narcotics in Darien after he crashed his vehicle at Darien High School on Thursday, Sept 6.

An article on GFP sister site Darienite.com reported that Mr. Farez was found unconscious by Darien Police on Thursday afternoon after his vehicle jumped the curb off the Darien High School loop roadway, less than 20 minutes after school was let out.

Mr. Farez, 39, was in a car at DHS with a 31-year-old Stamford man (who was not charged), and both were unconscious when Darien High School SRO Bryan Wallman  arrived at the scene.

Farez’s car had jumped the curb while on the school’s loop driveway and had come to rest, still running and with the shift in “Drive,” on the south side of the loop, against a guardrail. Wallman put the car in “Park.”

When they were finally aroused — “after some difficulty,” a police announcement said — both Farez and the other occupant of the car had bloodshot, glassy eyes and their speech was slurred. Neither occupant said they remembered details of the car accident.

When Farez spoke, police smelled an alcoholic drink on him, and they saw two cans of Budweiser beer on the center console.

An ambulance from Darien EMS-Post 53 was called to the scene just in case it was needed, but both of the car’s occupants declined to be evaluated. Neither complained of injuries.

Farez refused to take a field sobriety test, “citing a medical issue,” according to the police announcement. When told he was under arrest for driving under the influence, he became uncooperative, requiring two officers to help the arresting officer in handcuffing him.

He continued to be uncooperative after he was handcuffed by lying on the ground, refusing to stand up and screaming — at a time when students and staff of the high school were relatively near by.

It took several failed attempts before officers finally were able to get Farez into the back of a patrol vehicle, which took him to Police Headquarters.

There, he continued to be uncooperative with police. In Farez’s wallet, officers found two white pills they determined were Klonopin. He indicated he had a prescription for them, but he didn’t have any proof of that. He refused a breathalyzer test for alcohol in his bloodstream.

Farez was released by Darien Police at 7:15 pm on Thursday after posting a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear Sept 17 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Update: Friday, Sept 7 at 1:20pm Greenwich Police Nemecek alerted media that Mr. Farez was located and is alive and well.

Nordin Farez

Nordin Farez. Photo courtesy Greenwich Police

Original story, Friday Sept 7 11:39am: A Silver Alert has been issued for Greenwich resident Nordin Farez who was reported missing during the evening hours on Sept 6.

Mr. Farez owns a brown 2009 Honda CR-V with CT registration plate AM97955.

He was last seen by a neighbor on Sept 4 at his Greenwich residence.

A family member of Farez advised the responding officers that he is possibly suicidal.

Farez is approximately 6’2” tall with brown eyes and black hair.

Farez was entered into COLLECT/NCIC as a File 6, endangered missing person,
MSG #8260454.

If located please check on his welfare and contact:
The Greenwich Police Department at (203)622-8004.