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Stamford juvenile has more burglary cases added to adult docket

July 24, 2018

STAMFORD-A city juvenile who pawned $35,000 worth of stolen possessions while allegedly burglarizing two occupied homes on Willowbrook Avenue two weeks ago had more burglary charges added to his adult cases.

During an appearance at the Stamford courthouse late Tuesday morning, Dereck Ramirez, 16, was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, first-degree burglary, second-degree larceny and sixth-degree burglary.

Judge Lisa Grasso-Egan ordered that Ramirez be held in lieu of an additional $100,000 court appearance bond on the new charges. He is being held at the Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire.

A week ago, prosecutors moved the two Willowbrook Avenue burglaries that occurred on July 11 from the juvenile to the adult docket because of the severity of the crimes.

Early this past October, Ramirez allegedly broke into three Stamford homes and led police in a chase up to Pound Ridge, New York in a stolen Silverado pickup truck. There police say he rammed three Samford police cars before turning the pickup onto its roof in an attempt to get away.

He was extradited to Stamford in February and the burglaries were put on to the adult docket. But the burglaries were then moved to the juvenile docket, where they would have stayed had he not been arrested on video tape evidence for the Willowbrook Avenue burglary spree.

No pleas have been made in any of the cases. Right after Ramirez’ appearance in court Tuesday, his criminal defense attorney Frank Bevilacqua declined comment, saying he has not yet been presented with any of the police evidence against his client.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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