Thursday, July 29, 2010
A Westport man with a long history of run-ins with police was arrested by Fairfield police early today on drug charges. He later threatened police and made terrorist statements.
Charles Vosgueritchian: held on $10,000 bond. Contributed photo
Charles H.Vosgueritchian, 31, of West Parish Road, was arrested following a complaint that he was panhandling on the corner of Post and Unquowa Roads and at Dunkin’ Donuts on the Post Road, police said. He later rode off on his bicycle and police caught up with him in Southport.
Police said they found a glass pipe with cocaine residue in his baseball hat along with steel wool with burn marks on it and folds of paper with a dusting of white powder.
At the Police Department, police said Vosgueritchian became combative, yelling and spitting at officers and refusing to be fingerprinted. He also uttered threats, saying, “This is why buildings are blown up in this country. Your time will end soon and this is why your people are all dying,” according to police.
Police said Vosgueritchian was charged with second-degree threatening, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, interfering with an officer and breach of peace. He was held in lieu of $10,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Aug. 9 in Bridgeport Superior Court.
Vosgueritchian has an extensive record of run-ins with police. In 2008, he was arrested for stealing poker chips from a table at Mohegan Sun casino (See WestportNow Dec. 15, 2008) and in 2002 he was convicted of risk of injury to a minor which put him on the state’s sex offender registry.
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