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Stamford cops catch accused trespasser, burglar

November 11, 2018

STAMFORD — A man accused of trespassing earlier this week was also charged in connection with an incident last December and might have been involved in others, police said Saturday.

Phillip Mayo, 45, was charged with criminal trespass and interfering with a police investigation.

On Thursday, around 11 p.m., cops were checking the Parc Grove Apartments at 200 Broad St. after several reports about suspicious activity, including a complaint about a peeping tom, police said.

When the officers approached the man, later identified as Mayo, he gave a fake name and claimed he was a resident of the building, police said. But officers quickly figured out that Mayo did not live in the building and arrested him.

Once police started to process Mayo’s arrest, they determined he was a suspect involved in numerous incidents in the Stamford area.

As a result, an investigator submitted an additional arrest warrant for Mayo for an incident in that same building on Dec. 14, 2017. On that day, Mayo allegedly broke into an apartment in the building and was confronted by two women inside. He fled the apartment once they spotted him. Officers weren’t able to properly identify him until his arrest on Thursday.

Based on that, Mayo was also charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespass and second-degree breach of peace for a separate incident last December.

Mayo’s bail was set at $325,000.

Police said investigators suspect Mayo committed other crimes in Stamford and are working to develop those cases.

Anyone with information related to Mayo in any of these investigations can call Investigator Damien Rosa at 203-977-4421.

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