Man charged with stabbing food delivery boy in Stamford: police

STAMFORD, CT — A 52-year-old Bridgeport man accused of stabbing a food delivery driver in April was arrested at Stamford Superior Courthouse Monday, police said.

Tracey Baker was taken into custody on a warrant that charges her with first degree assault, breach of a protective order and possession of a dangerous weapon. Bail of $150,000 was set by the court in the warrant, according to Capt. Richard Conklin of the Stamford Police Department.

Conklin said that shortly before 8 p.m. on April 13, a food delivery driver was making a delivery to a high-rise apartment building in the 20 block of Perry Street, on the West Side of Stamford, when he s quarreled with a woman.

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He was trying to leave the building but was confronted in the elevator by a man wearing a mask, who was later identified as Baker, Conklin said.

“It seems like [Baker] has a relationship with the woman. After arguing, she went to find him and she said something to him and he confronted this delivery driver,” Conklin added.

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After a brief argument, Conklin said Baker stabbed the delivery driver in the left torso.

The delivery driver, 28, was taken to Stamford Hospital where he was treated for a serious stab wound, Conklin said.

Investigators from the SPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau took over the case, and by the end of April they had identified Baker and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

“They have been looking for him diligently since that time. During this investigation, they learned that Baker had a court appointment [Monday]. They went to court for him, and sure enough, he showed up for his court date,” Conklin said, noting that Baker had a lengthy criminal record.

Conklin praised investigators Luis Serna and Bryan Cooper for their work.

“The investigation unit has done a very good job of developing [Baker] as a suspect, even though he was wearing a mask, and got a warrant and followed him to court where he was arrested without incident,” Conklin said.


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