Milford Police Report: Aug. 14
Milford police arrested Aqil Russell of the Bronx, NY after they received a complaint regarding a person attempting to cash a fraudulent check at a Chase bank located at 370 Boston Post Road on Aug. 4. Police accuse Russell of attempting to cash a counterfeit check in the amount of $1,000. Police also discovered that Russell attempted to cash another check for $1,000 at a second Chase bank located at 1651 Boston Post Road in Milford. Russell is charged with two counts of fifth-degree attempted larceny and forger in the first-degree. He was held on $60,000 bond.
Weapon in car
Milford police arrested Neftali Rivera, 26, of Bridgeport for possession of brass knuckles after an officer stopped a vehicle on Bridgeport Avenue Aug. 5.
Police say they stopped the vehicle for failing to signal properly. Rivera was a passenger inside the vehicle. He is charged with weapon in a motor vehicle and was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 2.
Milford police arrested Linval Dillon, 30, of West Haven for DUI after an officer observed an operator of a vehicle not signal properly on Old Gate Lane on Aug. 5.
During a stop of the vehicle, police found that Dillon was under the influence. Dillon is charged with DUI, failure to signal properly, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and no insurance.
Bond was set at $500.
Milford police arrested a Danbury woman on Aug. 5 on after they observed her driving a vehicle that was reported stolen to the Danbury Police Department.
Police say they spotted Janelle Fako, 27, of Danbury traveling in the stolen vehicle on Naugatuck Avenue. During a stop of the vehicle, police found that Fako was in possession of heroin and related drug paraphernalia.
Fako is charged with second-degree larceny, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 2.
Milford police arrested Robert Stevens, 26, of Milford after they received a complaint of a disturbance in a home on Baxter Lane on Aug. 6. Police are accusing Stevens of choking his mother during a dispute.
He is charged with third-degree strangulation, disorderly conduct and violation of protective order.
Bond was set at $5,000 for court on Aug. 7.
Milford police received a complaint of a disturbance in a home on Lamplight Lane. Investigation led to the arrest of Donald Young, 20, who is accused of choking another male who resides in the residence.
Young is charged with third-degree strangulation and disorderly conduct.
He appeared in court on Aug. 7.
Milford police arrested Juan Cortes, 29, of Bridgeport on Aug. 8 after they stopped Cortes for a motor vehicle violation and subsequently found cocaine in the vehicle he was operating.
Cortes is charged with possession of narcotics.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 2.
Milford police arrested Virginia Hudak, 63, of Shelton on Aug. 9 for DUI after they stopped her for a motor vehicle violation and found her to be driving while intoxicated.
Subsequent her arrest, an intoxilyzer test indicated she had an elevated blood alcohol content. Hudak is charged with DUI.
She was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 4.
A motorist who let his teenager on rollerblades hold onto the back of his car while driving on Pumpkin Delight Road was arrested Friday, Aug. 8 and charged with risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment.
Milford police said they responded to Pumpkin Delight Road and Pomona Avenue Friday at 7:30 p.m., where a 15-year-old had reportedly been injured.
Police said that Jose Rivera, 34, of Milford, had let his 15-year-old bumper-ride — hold onto the vehicle while wearing roller blades. The teen lost his grip and fell to the ground as Rivera drove down Pumpkin Delight Road, sustaining injuries that required medical treatment, police said. The teen was brought to an area hospital and was treated for a non-life threatening injury.
Rivera also was charged with permitting a rider on the outside of a vehicle. He was released from police custody on a promise to appear in court Sept. 2.
Milford police arrested a Seymour woman on Sunday, Aug. 10 for DUI after she crossed the centerline of the road at the intersection of Anderson Avenue and Chaucer Court, striking a motorcycle head on and injuring the rider.
Police, who received the complaint of a serious motor cycle accident shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, accuse Hali Bristol, 22, of Seymour of crossing the centerline of the road as she round the corner just before striking Dawn Dobbin, 46, of Derby.
Police say Dobbin sustained serious injury and was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where she required emergency surgery. Bristol was found to be driving while intoxicated and was taken into custody. Dobbin was wearing a helmet at the time of the Accident.
The Milford Police Traffic Division is continuing the investigation into the crash.
Bristol is charged with DUI and failure to drive right. Bond was set at $2,000.
Milford police arrested Dave Steele, 45, of Milford after they received a complaint of a disturbance in a home on Lucille Drive. Investigation led to the arrest of Steele who is accused of grabbing a female during a dispute.
Steele is charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 11.
Milford police arrested Spencer Turtoro, 23, of Shelton after they received a complaint of a disorderly male as SBC during the early hours of Aug. 10.
Investigation led to the arrest of Turtoro who is accused of creating a disturbance when he was asked to leave the establishment. Turtoro is charged with disorderly conduct.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 2.
Breach of peace
Milford police arrested Daniel Lagasse, 38, of Milford on Aug. 10 after they received a complaint of a neighbor dispute at a residence on Park Avenue. Investigation led to the arrest of Lagasse who is accused of causing multiple disturbances with his neighbors after being warned by police earlier in the evening. Lagasse is charged with breach of peace. Bond was set at $7,500.