Shoplifting
A Hartford woman who allegedly tried to steal several Michael Kors handbags worth almost $1,000 from Macy’s March 31 is facing larceny charges.
Police said that at about 8:30 p.m. March 31, Stacy Merrick, 31, of Hartford, took several of the high-end purses from Macy’s at the Milford mall without paying for them. The purses were worth a total of $932, police said.
She was charged with fifth-degree larceny and is scheduled to appear in court April 28 on the charge. Her bond was set at $2,500.
Threatening
Milford police issued an arrest warrant and took custody of Wesley Wheaton, 52, of Milford after they concluded an investigation into a complaint from a Milford resident regarding threatening comments by Wheaton in December 2014.
Police accuse Wheaton of making threatening statements toward the complainant.
Wheaton is charged with second-degree threatening.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on April 28.
Threatening
Milford police arrested Juan Vega, 53, of Milford on warrant on April 2 after they concluded an investigation into a March 29 complaint of a domestic disturbance at a New Haven Avenue residence.
Police accuse Vega of threatening to do harm to his spouse during an argument. He is charged with second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct.
Vega was being held on a $10,000 bond at the time of his arrest.
Credit card theft
Milford police issued an arrest warrant for Noemi Nieves, 36, of Bridgeport on April 2, charging her with larceny and credit card theft. Police say that in December 2014 they received a complaint regarding several unauthorized charges made to a Milford resident’s credit card.
Investigators discovered that Nieves was employed by a home cleaning service at the victim’s home when the victim found that a credit card was missing from his home and that several unauthorized purchases were made totaling $1,286.47.
Nieves was identified as a suspect in the investigation that resulted in a warrant being issued for her arrest.
Nieves is charged with fourth-degree larceny, credit card theft, receiving goods by illegal use of a credit card, and illegal use of a credit card.
Bond was set at $5,000 for court on April 28.
Evading responsibility
Milford police issued an arrest warrant for Michael Gannon, 29, of Stratford on April 2 after they concluded an investigation into a Dec. 24, 2014, complaint regarding a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Woodmont Road in which one of the vehicles left the scene.
Investigation identified Gannon as the operator of the vehicle, which resulted in a warrant being issued for his arrest.
Gannon is charged with evading responsibility.
Bond was set at $500 for court on April 30.
Drugs and prostitution
Milford police arrested Sarah Hughes, 31, of Apopka, Fla., on drug and prostitution charges on April 3.
Police say that members of the Milford Police Narcotics and Vice unit were conducting an investigation regarding narcotics and prostitution activities involving Hughes when detectives observed Hughes acting suspiciously in the parking lot of 1052 Boston Post Road.
During the investigation, police K-9 Cedar helped officers locate cocaine in a motel room rented by Hughes. Hughes admitted to performing prostitution activities from the room.
She is charged with possession of narcotics and prostitution.
Bond was set at $5,000 for court on April 28.
DUI
Milford police arrested Michael Dangelo, 32, of Milford for DUI after an officer observed an unregistered motor vehicle traveling on Woodmont Road improperly using its high-beam lamps.
During a stop of the vehicle, police found that Dangelo was operating under the influence, resulting in his arrest. Police say Dangelo refused to perform a Breathalyzer test.
Dangelo is charged with DUI, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and improper use of high-beam headlamps.
Bond was set at $500 for court on April 30.
Domestic
Milford police arrested Jennifer Bertini-Cuomo, 29, of Milford after they received a complaint regarding a disturbance at a Riverdale Drive residence.
Investigation led to the arrest of Bertini-Cuomo, who is accused of shoving a relative during an argument. She is charged with disorderly conduct.
Bond was set at $1,000 for court on April 6.
Failure to appear
Milford police arrested Francis Quirmolue, 24, of West Haven after an officer stopped a vehicle on the Boston Post Road on April 5.
Investigation revealed that the vehicle was not registered to the plates that were displayed on it, the vehicle was not insured and Quirmolue had a suspended driver’s license.
Police say they found Quirmolue in possession of marijuana and a computer check also revealed that Quirmolue had an outstanding arrest warrant accusing him of failing to appear in court on Dec. 12, 2013, for previously failing to appear in court and motor vehicle offenses he is accused of committing in Milford in September 2011.
Quirmolue is charged with possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, misuse of marker plates, operating with a suspended license, driving without insurance, and failure to appear in court.
Bond was set at $500 for court on April 30.