In Stamford, close to the border of New York and near back country Greenwich, Stamford Police say they interrupted an attempted home invasion the overnight hours on Christmas.
Stamford Police announced in a release they arrested Bartosz Kurpiecki, 30, of Ravenglass Drive in Stamford and charged him with Criminal Attempt at Home Invasion, Criminal Attempt at Burglary 1, Possession of a Facsimile Firearm, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Burglary Tools, Assault on a Police Officer, Interfering with Police, Criminal Mischief 3, Violation of Conditions of release and Violation of Protective Order.
According to the release, at about 2:45am on Christmas, Mr. Kurpiecki was spotted on the security cameras by a resident on Echo Hill Drive. Kurpiecki was attempting to gain entry through various means at the rear of the home.
The responding officers were impeded by downed trees and wires from the storm, but managed to arrive before Kurpiecki gained entry to the home.
Mr. Kurpiecki ran from the residence when he spotted the officers. Officers chased him into the wooded area behind the home and a struggle ensued.
Kurpiecki was eventually arrested and officers located a facsimile firearm and handcuffs in his backpack.
The residence Mr. Kurpiecki was attempting to gain entry to was previously the target of a home invasion on Nov 22, 2020, and the home owner’s Porsche was stolen.
At the time of Kurpiecki’s Christmas arrest, he was in possession of a key to a Porsche.
Officers later located the stolen Porsche parked on a nearby road.
Kurpiecki is being held by Stamford Police on a $1,500,000 bond.
Stamford Police said the Major Crime Unit investigators executed a search warrant at Kurpiecki’s residence and located items of evidentiary value related to the Nov 22 home invasion and an arrest warrant application for that incident will be presented to the Stamford State Attorney’s office.
Kurpiecki is known to Stamford Police from numerous prior incidents and arrests.
He has 11 pending cases with the State of CT Judicial System.
Some pending cases include:
• Illegal Possession of Weapon in Motor Vehicle (Class D felony) and Beach of Peace 2 for an incident on Oct 24, 2020.
• Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with an Emergency Call, Strangulation/Suffocation 2 (Class D Felony), Threatening 2 for an incident on April 18, 2019.
• Criminal Mischief 1, Illegal Possession of Weapon in Motor Vehicle, Failure to Insure Private Motor Vehicle and Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle for an incident on Jan 19, 2020.
• Interfering with Officer/Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving and Engaging Police in Pursuit in Stamford back on June 4, 2020.