PD: 2 arrested after trying to evade Plainfield Police

Amy Wiese (left) and Joseph Silva (right) (Photo: Plainfield police)

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – Two people were arrested Saturday night after allegedly trying to evade Plainfield police officers.

Around 10:18 p.m., the Plainfield Police Department arrested 39-year-old Amy Wiese of Plainfield and 42-year-old Joseph Silva of Waterford.

Officers with the Plainfield Police Department conducted a wanted person check for Wiese at her home. When officers approached the residence, Wiese and Silva allegedly attempted to leave the scene in a vehicle.

Police say when they met with Wiese, she provided a false name while allegedly Silva interfered with the investigation by attempting to mislead officers of Wiese’s true identity. Through investigation, the officers identified Wiese who was placed under arrest along with Silva.

A Plainfield police K-9 unit was deployed, locating numerous needles inside of the vehicle along with other drug paraphernalia. Silva, who was initially placed under arrest for interfering with a police investigation, was found to be in possession of one gram of crack cocaine and 40 Xanax pills.

Silva was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Failure to Carry in Original Container, and Interfering with a Police Investigation. He was released on a $5,000.00 bond.

Wiese was charged with Criminal Impersonation, four counts of Failure to Appear 2nd Degree, and one count of Failure to Appear 1st Degree. Wiese is currently being held at the Plainfield Police Department on six cash/surety bonds totaling $51,000.00. Both are scheduled to appear in Danielson Superior Court.