Milford Police Report: Jan. 8

Credit card theft

One man reportedly bit a Macy’s employee at the Westfield mall in Milford after he and another man used fake credit cards to buy more than $12,000 in gift cards.

The Milford Police Department received a complaint from Macy’s department store in Milford Dec. 22 regarding two suspects who purchased several store gift cards with multiple fraudulent credit cards.

An investigation revealed that the two suspects entered the store and purchased a total of 31 store gift cards using credit cards that were later determined to be counterfeit. The total value of the gift cards was $12,400, police said.

Police recovered several counterfeit credit cards from the two suspects. One of the suspects bit a store employee on the hand after becoming combative at the store. Both suspects were taken into police custody.

Charles Hamilton, 26, of Tampa, Fla., was charged with larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and illegal use of a credit card and credit card theft, forgery and robbery.

Akeem Henry, 26, of New York, N.Y., was charged with larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, illegal use of a credit card, credit card theft, credit card fraud, unlawful reproduction of credit cards, and forgery.

Both were held in lieu of $250,000 bonds.

Failure to appear

Milford police took custody of Cristian Figueroa, 19, of Milford on Dec. 26 regarding an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Police accuse Figueroa of failing to appear in court on Dec. 17 for drug offenses he is accused of committing in Milford on Aug. 30.

Figueroa is charged with second-degree failure to appear in court.

Bond was set at $1,000 for court on Jan. 20.

Probation violation

Milford police took custody of Mark Galezowski, 30, of Waterbury on Dec. 28 regarding an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Galezowski is accused of violating his court-appointed probation.

He was held on a $30,000 bond at the time of his arrest.

Assault

A Milford man was charged with assault after a fight at a Walnut Beach pizza parlor on Dec. 28.

Police said that Kenneth Muzzy Jr., 51, was at Alfa Pizza Restaurant at 2:25 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28, when he got into an argument with another patron and struck him, damaging the person’s cell phone. Muzzy had previously been told to stay out of the restaurant, police said.

Muzzy was charged with assault in the third degree, breach of peace, criminal mischief, and trespassing.

He was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 20.

ATM fraud

Milford police issued an arrest warrant for Amy Goldbeck, 38, of Milford on Dec. 29 after they concluded an investigation into a Nov. 5 complaint from a resident regarding several unauthorized transactions that were made with her bank ATM card.

Police say the victim’s ATM card had been used 19 times to make several successful withdrawals from the account totaling $1,315.75.

These illegal activities occurred between October and November of 2014. Police identified Goldbeck as a suspect, resulting in a warrant being issued for her arrest.

Goldbeck is charged with 10 counts of fraudulent use of an ATM card and 19 counts of illegal use of a credit card.

Goldbeck was released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 27.

Credit card theft

Milford police arrested Jeffrey Jackson, 52, of Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 29 after they received a complaint from the Sears store regarding a fraudulent credit card being used to purchase a television.

Police say that two suspects fled the area in a vehicle and that Jackson was apprehended by police after a store employee observed him running through a neighboring commercial parking lot on the Boston Post Road.

During his arrest, Jackson was found in possession of two counterfeit credit cards. Police are continuing with the investigation regarding the identity of the other suspect who was involved in the incident.

Jackson is charged with credit card theft, three counts of third-degree forgery, interfering with police, conspiracy to receive goods via illegal use of a credit card, fifth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, and conspiracy of illegal use of a credit card.

Jackson was held on $250,000 bond at the time of his arrest.

Failure to appear

Milford police issued an arrest warrant for Gerardo Zambelli, 24, of Langhorne, Pa., on Dec. 30 regarding two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Zambelli is accused of failing to appear in court on June 23 and July 17, 2014, for charges stemming from two arrests in Milford for carrying a dangerous weapon and motor vehicle offenses.

Zambelli is charged with first-degree failure to appear in court and second-degree failure to appear in court.

He was held on a $10,500 bond at the time of his arrest.

Assault

Milford police arrested Eden Weiss, 42, of Lyme on Jan. 3 after they received a complaint regarding a disturbance at an Overhill Road residence.

Investigation led to the arrest of Weiss, who is accused of shoving his companion while their child was present.

Weiss is charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a child.

Bond was set at $5,000 for court on Jan. 5.

Reckless driving

A Milford man was arrested for allegedly driving on and damaging lawns at East Shore Middle School and Live Oaks School Jan. 4 at 2 a.m.

Police said they got a call about the vandalism and then located  the vehicle that was described as well as Hayden Gilmore, 21, of Wildflower Drive. Gilmore was charged with reckless driving and criminal mischief. He was released from police custody on his promise to appear in court Jan. 27.

Robbery

Two Milford men were charged with robbery Jan. 3 after allegedly assaulting two people they know in a Boston Post Road parking lot.

Police arrested Edward Pighinni III, 20, of 185 West Main Street and charged him with robbery in the third degree, assault and larceny. Also arrested was Vincent Brazeau III, 19, of 94 Darina Place, who was also charged with robbery, assault and larceny.

The robbery reportedly took place at 11 p.m. in the parking lot of 719 Boston Post Road, which is the location of Patriot Fuels.

Pighinni and Brazeau reportedly assaulted two acquaintances and took money from them.

Bond was set at $7,500 for Pighinni, who is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 27.

Brazeau was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 27.

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    Paragraphs, please.

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