2/12/2018 - PRESS RELEASE: Overnight Stolen Car Arrest


Date:              February 12, 2018 

RE:                 Overnight Stolen Car Arrest 

Issued by:     Lieuntenant Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.



For Immediate Release



             Darien, CT – On February 11, 2018 an officer on patrol observed two males walking northbound on Hollow Tree Ridge Rd in close proximity to the Post Rd. at approximately 1:00am.  Over the past several months, this area of town has repeatedly experienced overnight motor vehicle burglaries.  As the officer made contact with the two individuals, a third subject was observed emerging from a residential driveway on foot.  Additional officers were then dispatched to the location.


            While en-route as back up, a second officer located an abandoned Ford Econoline van on the Post Rd, partially blocking the intersection with Hollow Tree Ridge Rd.  The van had no lights on, a flat tire, and the engine compartment was smoking.  The three individuals that the first officer had detained were located less than a ¼ mile of where the van was located.  Officers were then able to contact the registered owner of the van who indicated that the van should have been parked in the driveway of his nearby Post Rd. residence.  The owner also explained that the keys had been left in the vehicle because it was being donated to a local charity and was scheduled to get picked up this week. 


            Through investigation it was determined that the three individuals that were detained had in fact stolen the van from the driveway of the residence.  When the vehicle became disabled, they abandoned it and began walking northbound on Hollow Tree Ridge Rd.    The subjects were identified as Jonathan Blanco, age 18, of 39 Dean St. 1st Flr. Stamford, Richard Beltran, age 19, of 33 Stephens St. Stamford, and the third subject who was seen emerging from the driveway was identified as a juvenile male.  Initially while identifying Blanco, he provided a fake name to disguise his identity and later would be charged accordingly.  All three subjects were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters separately.   During processing, Blanco was extremely uncooperative and while secured in a cell, caused damage to the toilet on two occasions.  They were charged as follows:


Jonathan Blanco

DOB March 30, 1999

39 Dean St. 1st Flr. Stamford, CT

BOND: $5,000.00

  • Burglary 3rd Degree
  • Larceny 3rd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Larceny 3rd Degree
  • Interfering With An Officer
  • 2 Counts Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree


Richard Beltran

DOB September 4, 1998

33 Stephens St. Stamford, CT

BOND: $5,000.00

  • Burglary 3rd Degree
  • Larceny 3rd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Larceny 3rd Degree


Juvenile #1 was released to an adult and was referred to the Stamford Superior Court of Juvenile Matters.