After someone on Bartlett Avenue told police that a car parked on the street seemed suspicious, police found that it was stolen and arrested the 18-year-old driver, according to police reports.
Norwalk police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:
Police went to the scene after the 11:04 p.m. Wednesday report and approached the car, which had windows tinted so dark that they couldn't see inside.
When the driver, Kevin Partida, 18, of 1 Wilruss Ct., rolled down the window, police smelled marijuana and saw a grean, leafy substance on the passenger seat and floor.
Partida, who looked extremely nervous and had red, glassy eyes, was asked if he had marijuana in the car with him. He replied that he didn't know what the police officer was talking about.
Police determined that the car was stolen and the green leafy substance was a small amount of marijuana. They contacted the owner, who had reported the car stolen. The owner said she didn't know Partida. She said there were several scratches on the car that weren't there the last time she'd seen the vehicle.
Police also found one pill in the car, outside a container. They charged Partida with failure to keep prescription medication in its original container, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana and second-degree larceny (for the stolen car).
Partida was arrested and held initially on a $3,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear Sept. 13 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.