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Police: Man Violated Court Order by Visiting House

The estranged husband of a Darien woman had been ordered by a judge not to visit the home, but he did, police said.

Visiting the home of his estranged wife on Indian Spring Trail on Wednesday, March 19 violated a court order, which resulted in the arrest of Jeffrey Sparks, 51, police said.

Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the matter:

When a caretaker (who also worked as pet sitter) at the home arrived at about 11 a.m., she saw an unoccupied black Mercedes in the driveway, which she recognized as Sparks'.

Inside, she saw Sparks in the living room. The doors of the house are normally locked, and she believed he unlocked one to get in. He later told police he came in through a back door which had been unlocked.

He acknowledged to the caretaker that he wasn't supposed to be at the house -- a court order had been issued on Oct. 7, 2013 telling him not to go there.

Previously, on Oct. 12, 2013, the caretaker said she had seen Sparks on the back patio, although he didn't enter the house. She had been told by her employer that if he came back in the future, to call police, which is what she did on Wednesday, March 19.

Police going to the scene saw Sparks' car driving in the other direction, so they turned around and stopped it.

Sparks told police he had entered the home to talk with the caretaker to see how his son was doing. He said his wife doesn't allow him to talk to his son. Police spoke by phone with his estranged wife, who told them about the court order, and police confirmed it existed.

Then police charged Sparks, now a resident of Hamilton Street in Stamford, with first-degree criminal trespassing. He was released on a promise to appear April 3 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Cath March 26, 2014 at 04:22 PM
That's really sad. Why are people always using their children as pawns? It will only mess them up more.
communityfirst March 26, 2014 at 04:43 PM
What's even sadder is that this child was now identified by the patch. This should be removed immediately.

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