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Monday, February 19 News

Man turns music up, ends up in police custody

FAIRFIELD — A complaint about loud music on Fairfield Beach Road Monday night led to the arrest of a Ridgefield man.

Police received a report around 9:40 p.m. May 15 about someone “blasting music” from 1011 Fairfield Beach Road. The officer could hear the music when he got to the 800 block of Fairfield Beach Road, and when he arrived at the home, the officer found the garage door open. He walked to the rear of the property and saw people on the deck drinking.

Anthony Guillaro, 53, came forward, and said he was the property owner. When informed the officer was there because of a noise complaint, Guillaro cited a town ordinance that referenced noise after 11 p.m. on weekends. The officer told Guillaro there is a zero tolerance policy for loud music after 10 p.m., and even though it was not yet 10 p.m., the music coming from the home was unreasonable and creating a disturbance.

The officer asked Guillaro to turn the music down and also asked for his license. According to the report, Guillaro walked inside the home and turned the music up.

Guillaro allegedly told the officer he was going to make a scene because the officer should never have come up on the deck. The officer called for a supervisor and said that Guillaro then put his hand on the officer’s chest, as if to push the officer off the deck. The officer pushed Guillaro’s hand away and tried to put him in handcuffs. Guillaro allegedly began flailing his arms around and there was a brief struggle until the officer could get Guillaro’s hands behind his back. Guillaro then broke away and when the officer grabbed him, another struggle ensued and the two fell, hitting a table and breaking some glasses that were on the table.

Guillaro had a small cut above his eye from the fall, police said. At that point, police said they were willing to issue a misdemeanor summons to Guillaro at the scene, but he refused to sign the summons and was taken into custody, charged with interfering with an officer and disorderly conduct. At headquarters, Guillaro, who lives on HIgh Ridge Avenue in Ridgefield, refused to sign his fingerprint card.

He was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on May 30.

According to town records, the home is owned by Phoenix at 1011 Fairfield Beach Road Corp., of which Guillaro is the president, director, and agent.

greilly@ctpost.com; @GreillyPost