Driver faces drug charge

Anne Wade, of Stamford, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (narcotics) and operating a motor vehicle under suspension after a Saturday traffic stop on Post Road West.

Wade, 46, was stopped by police at 6 p.m. after she was allegedly observed driving erratically. When Wade left the vehicle, he observed a syringe in plain sight on the floor. Wade was searched and found to be in possession of Alphrazolam and Suboxone, police said. A check on Wade's driver's license revealed that it was suspended.

Wade was given $1,000 bond and is set to appear Oct. 26 in Norwalk Superior Court.

Men charged with trying to steal ATV

Two men turned themselves into police on warrants related to an August incident when officers allegedly found them trying to start an ATV that they did not own. Tito Ruiz, 22, of Stratford and Jose Vargas, 32, of Bridgeport each face charges of third-degree larceny (motor vehicle theft) and second-degree criminal trespass.

Ruiz turned himself into Westport police Sunday night after learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Vargas turned himself into Bridgeport police and was picked up by Westport officers at early Monday.

Police said that during the incident, officers saw the two men trying to start the ATV and asked them for paperwork proving ownership, which they could not provide. The ATV was towed to police headquarters and the men were instructed to bring the paperwork with them when picking it up.

Police later learned that the ATV was reported stolen by an area resident.

Man charged after dispute over car

A domestic dispute in Westport led to the arrest of a Stratford man on Friday.

James Sellitti, 34, was charged with breach of peace after allegedly becoming loud and abusive with his wife over the use of their car during an argument at her place of business. He was released on a promise to appear Oct. 18 in Norwalk Superior Court.

Failure-to-appear arrest

William Corprew, 30, of Bridgeport was charged with second-degree failure to appear after turning himself in Tuesday on a warrant related to a September incident. Corprew was initially charged with misuse of plates, but did not make his court appereance.

His bond was set at $2,500 and he is scheduled to appear Oct. 29 in Norwalk Superior Court.