When a 37-year-old Darien woman was arrested March 13 on domestic violence charges, it was the fourth time police had charged her since last September and the third arrest since December in which she’d been charged with a violent act.
Darien police described what happened in the latest incident with this account (previous incidents in Darien and New Canaan are mentioned at the bottom of this article) :
A man called police at 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, to report an assault. When police went to his home, they saw he had cuts on his lips, a red mark next to his eye and a scratch on his neck.
He told them that Adaobi Kurylov had moved out of the home several weeks before and filed for divorce. Since then, the victim allowed her back to gather her belongings, which she was doing earlier that day.
When she was leaving, the victim walked her to the door and she left, but she immediately returned and said she had forgotten something, so he allowed her back in to get it. After a few minutes, she left again, but she was upset.
She again said she forgot something inside and tried to get back in, but this time the victim wouldn’t let her. He told her to leave and blocked the front door.
She tried to force her way back in, but the victim continued to block the door. She then scratched his face with her fingernails. Police reviewed video records from cameras outside the home, and they supported what the victim said.
The man told police that he feared for his safety, since Kurylov had assaulted him with a large kitchen knife a few months before. When she swung the knife at him, he said, he was able to move out of the way — so the knife entered the wall where he had been standing. The tip of the knife broke off. He still had it and turned it over to police.
He said his lawyer told him he should change the locks for the house’s outside doors, and the man planned to do so by March 12.
Police tried to contact Kurylov at her home, but they couldn’t reach her. They applied for an arrest warrant, which was approved. In the next few days they made several more attempts to locate her and serve the warrant, but they were unsuccessful.
Then on Tuesday, March 13, the victim called police to tell them Kurylov had just rung the doorbell. There was no interaction between the two, and the man called police to tell them she was there.
When police arrived, they found her sitting in her vehicle outside the home. They arrested her on the warrant, which charged her with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
Her bond was set at $50,000, which she didn’t post, so she was taken the next day to state Superior Court in Stamford. Kurylov, who now lives at the Avalon Darien apartment complex at 137 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, did later post the bond, which was not reduced in court. Her next Stamford court appearance is scheduled for April 3.
Three Previous Incidents
These previous incidents are all based on police accounts and include accusations not proven in court:
On Sept. 9 in New Canaan, police were called when at least one driver told them Kurylov was riding her bicycle in the middle of the road, refusing to move to let cars pass.
On that occasion, police said, she “failed to cooperate in any capacity” when they began questioning her, refusing even to provide her name or any ID, a police report said. While officers were speaking with her, she tried to ride away. After more than one attempt to get her name, police charged her with interfering with an officer.
On Dec. 11, Kurylov was riding her bike on Hollow Tree Ridge Road, just west of the entrance to Wee Burn Country Club, when an elderly man drove up behind her and realized, too late, that she was in the middle of the roadway, he told police. He slammed on his brakes, but he couldn’t avoid hitting the back of her bike, which caused her to fall.
A retired medical doctor, he went to help her, but Kurylov (also a medical doctor) pushed or punched him, knocking him down. That broke his hip, and he was treated for a severe hip fracture first at Stamford Hospital, then at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
When an ambulance came to help, Kurylov swore at them and told them not to touch her. She denied pushing or punching the man or in any way causing him to fall, but police charged her with third-degree assault.
According to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website, Kurylov has two current court cases, including the most recent one, and a bail commissioner’s letter has been sent to her for the other one (which could be this case), reminding her to come to court.
On Jan. 15, a New Canaan police officer spotted Kurylov on her bike in downtown New Canaan and, knowing she was wanted on a charge of failing to appear in court in connection with the Sept. 9 incident, the officer stopped her.
When she was taken into custody on that charge, she kicked the arresting officer, was uncooperative during the booking process for the arrest and interfered with officers in the booking area when they tried to fingerprint her.