Contact Us
Stamford Daily Voice serves Stamford, CT
Return to your home site

Menu

Stamford Daily Voice serves Stamford, CT

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Girl Caught Bringing Loaded BB Gun To School In Fairfield County
police & fire

Car Burglar Ends Up Soaking Wet After Running From Police In Stamford

Stamford Police arrested a man for burglarizing cars.
Stamford Police arrested a man for burglarizing cars. Photo Credit: File

A man ended up soaking wet after running straight into the Rippowam River while trying to escape police custody for stealing from cars, Stamford Police said.

The incident began around 2 a.m. Thursday when a Windsor Road woman reported to police that a man was breaking into a neighbor's car, said Sgt. Brian Butler.

Responding officers Connor Canning and Steven Orgera spotted a man fitting the woman’s description and chased him onto Windsor Road toward Stillwater Road, where Jayquan Odell Dilday, 24, of Waterbury, had to run into the water to get away, Butler said.

But instead of getting across the river, Dilday stopped in the middle and refused to come out until Canning and Orgera waded into the water and apprehended him, Butler added.

Dilday was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, and resisting arrest.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Stamford Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.