Westport man charged with trespassing twice in two days
Updated 5:24 pm, Monday, October 2, 2017
WESTPORT — After a man was evicted, charged with trespassing and told not to return to the area, police said he returned anyway and was charged again.
William Clark, 72, of Westport, was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal trespass, police said.
On Sept. 27, police responded to a Weston Road residence for a report of a disturbance. When officers arrived, they met a state marshall attempting to lawfully evict Clark. He had been ordered by the court to vacate the residence by 10 a.m. and refused to do so, despite being shown a copy of the court order signed by a judge Sept. 21, police said.
After officers gave Clark several chances to leave the property, police said he was told he would face a criminal trespass charge if he did not comply. Shortly after, police said he was taken into custody and charged with first-degree criminal trespass.
Clark was instructed by police not to return to the property and he was released after posting a $500 bond. He was scheduled to appear in Superior Court inNorwalk Oct. 5.
But the next day police were called to the residence again. Officers responded to the same address on Weston Road Sept. 28 for a report of an unwanted party being on the property, called in by the homeowner.
When officers arrived on scene, they found Clark on the second floor of the residence — though police did not say how he got inside the home. Police took Clark into custody and, again, charged him with first-degree criminal trespass.
Clark was released a second time, that time after posting a $1,000 bond, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Norwalk Oct. 6 for the second charge.