According to Darien police, a 34-year-old Darien man left Stop and Shop twice with six packs of beer he hadn’t paid for, and on a third occasion he was found rummaging through employee lockers at a restaurant he had been forbidden to enter.
Police gave these accounts of the separate incidents, including accusations not proven in court:
In the first incident, on Thursday, May 13, Stop & Shop employees told Darien police at 2:52 p.m., that a male had left the supermarket in the Goodwives Shopping Center carrying out a six pack of beer he hadn’t paid for.
On Brookside Drive, Police found a male who matched the description of the person, and he had the six-pack. He was identified as Gregory Oakford of Mansfield Ave. He was charged with sixth-degree larceny and second-degree criminal trespass. Police did not say why he was charged with trespassing at the supermarket.
He was issued a written promise to appear in court on June 14 in connection with this incident and, later with the two others.
On that same day, in a separate incident, Oakford was told not to enter L’Ostal restaurant at 22 Center St. Oakford returned that night, and at 10:46 p.m. he was found by restaurant staff rummaging through employee lockers.
This time, police found Oakford at the intersection of Mansfield and Sedgwick avenues. He was issued his second misdemeanor summons for second-degree criminal trespass and released on a written promise to appear in court.
The third incident occurred two days later, at 2:41 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, when Stop and Shop employees again told police that a male left the supermarket with a six-pack of beer he hadn’t paid for. This time, police found Oakford, with the beer, on Prospect Street.
He was issued his third misdemeanor summons charged for the second time with sixth-degree larceny and, for the third time, with second-degree criminal trespass. He was, for the third time, released on a written promise to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford.
Police have announced no further incidents with Oakford since Saturday’s.