Milford Police Reports: April 24
Milford police issued an arrest warrant for Lori Merritt, 45, of New Haven on April 19 after they concluded an investigation into a Feb. 4 complaint of a larceny and embezzlement of money from Walsh Construction, located at 500 Bic Drive.
Police accuse Merritt of taking $32,847 by signing her supervisor’s name on company checks while employed as an office manager.
Merritt is charged with first-degree larceny, second-degree forgery and criminal impersonation.
She was released on a promise to appear in court on May 12.
Milford police arrested Able Castillo, 62, of Shelton on April 18 after they received a complaint of a theft from a room at the Hampton Inn located at 129 Plains Road. Investigation led to the arrest of Castillo, who is accused of entering the room of another guest and taking his wallet. Castillo is charged with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny. He was released on a promise to appear in court on May 12.
Milford police arrested a pair of Milford residents for disorderly conduct on April 18 after they received a complaint of a disturbance in an apartment at 85 Viscount Drive.
Investigation led to the arrest of Brian Smith, 69, of Milford and Kelly Hoff, 48, of Milford whom police are accusing of striking each other during a domestic dispute.
They are both charged with disorderly conduct.
Both were released on a promise to appear in court on April 20.
Milford police arrested two New Haven residents on larceny charges on April 18 after they received a complaint of a shoplifting at Macy’s. Investigation led to the arrest of Michael Jones, 42, of New Haven and Wiilliam Moore, 40, of New Haven.
Police accuse the two of taking $650 worth of merchandise without paying for it. After the arrest, police located scissors and pliers used to commit the theft.
Both men are charged with fifth-degree larceny, breach of peace, possession of shoplifting device, and conspiracy.
They were released on a promise to appear in court on May 12.
Police arrested a man they say burglarized a North Street home in March and took almost $12,000 in automotive supplies from Colonial Toyota, where he worked, between October and March.
According to police, Justino Rivera, 48, of Bridgeport, was arrested on two warrants Monday. The first charged him with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny, second-degree criminal mischief, and first-degree larceny for the North Street burglary. Police said Rivera is charged with taking electronics and jewelry valued at about $7,000 from the home.
The second arrest warrant involves an employee theft complaint received on March 9 from Colonial Toyota of Milford. Police said they investigated and issued a warrant for Rivera, who is accused of taking $11,580.56 worth of automotive merchandise from his employer between October 2014 and March 2015.
Rivera is scheduled to appear in court April 14. His bond was set at $125,000.
An 84-year-old man was charged with sexual assault Monday for allegedly touching the buttocks of a hotel employee.
According to police, Alfred Simon, 84, of Hebron was at a local hotel March 22 when he “inappropriately” touched an employee’s buttocks.
He was arrested on a warrant and charged with sexual assault in the fourth degree and disorderly conduct.