Greenwich Woman Faces Charges For Allegedly Stealing Rental Car In Scarsdale

Greenwich Police say suspect initially stopped for running a red light.

A Greenwich woman, whom said they saw run a red light early Tuesday, faces a variety of larceny, drug and motor vehicle charges, including allegedly stealing a car in Scarsdale.

According to a police report, Sonya A. Brinkley, 37, who gave an address of 8 Dearfield Dr., was seen running the a red light at the intersection of Arch Street and Railroad Avenue at 1:17 a.m., March 27. After turning onto Soundview Avenue, Brinkley was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane, according to the report.

After she was stopped by police a motor vehicle check revealed the unidentifed car she was driving had been reported stolen in Scarsdale, NY.

According to Scarsdale Police Det. Lt. Thomas J. Altizio, "It was a rental from Avis located at the on Scarsdale Avenue that was not returned."

While taking inventory of items in the car, police said they found "an Advil bottle in the vehicle's glove box. In a sandwich baggy stuffed in the Advil bottle...officers located one pill of Endocet, one blue pill of Xanax and eight yellow pills of Xanax."

Police also said they found "96 pills of Lasix...in a prescription medication bottle without proper identifying facts/information affixed to the outside of the bottle."

The motor vehicle check also revealed Brinkley's New Jersey driver's license had expired in January.

Brinkley is charged with first-degree larceny, possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drugs not in a container, failure to obey a red light, failure to maintain lane and operating without a license.

Her bond was set at $1,000. She is scheduled to appear April 3 in state Superior Court in Stamford, CT.

-Scarsdale Editor Lisa Gentes-Hunt contributed to this report.


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