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Numerous 911 Calls Lead To Arrest Of Stamford Man For Weapons Possession In Wilton

Sergio-Antonio Ortega-Diaz
Sergio-Antonio Ortega-Diaz Photo Credit: Wilton Police Department

A Stamford man was arrested on weapons possession charges after police received multiple calls of a driver crossing over into oncoming traffic multiple times.

Sergio-Antonio Ortega-Diaz, 48, was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 9, after Wilton Police responded to numerous 911 calls of a dangerous driver, said the Wilton Police.

When police caught up with Ortega-Diaz on Danbury Road, they found that he was driving without a license, police said.

While speaking with him through his opened driver's door, officers spotted a police-style retractable baton in the side door pocket.

The weapon was seized and Ortega-Diaz was placed in handcuffs. During a search, police also found a large double edge knife in his right front pants pocket with the blade facing upwards.

A search of his vehicle revealed numerous other weapons under the front seat including an unsheathed knife, a baseball bat, a sledgehammer, and a clawed hammer, police said.

Due to a language barrier, a Spanish speaking officer responded to the scene from the Norwalk Police.

Based on an odor of alcoholic beverage, Ortega-Diaz was administered field sobriety test which he performed to standard, officers said.

Ortega-Diaz was charged with illegal weapons in a motor vehicle, carrying a dangerous weapon, and driving without a license.

He is being held on a $1,000 bond.

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