Bad checks

A Bridgeport man was arrested Jan. 12 for allegedly writing nearly $1,700 in bad checks to Costco in Milford.

Police said Jose Reyes, 46, of Bridgeport wrote the checks from a closed account.

He was charged with larceny and issuing bad checks, and was released from police custody on his promise to appear in court Feb. 10.

Larceny

A woman who worked at Target might have thought she could get away with activating store gift cards, and even applying her employee discount to the fraudulent purchases, but she was arrested this week and charged with larceny.

Police said that Shante Holmes, 22, of West Haven, worked at Target in September when she made 14 unauthorized purchases or transactions using store gift cards and her discount. Those transactions totaled $473.12.

She was arrested on a warrant Jan. 14 and was released from police custody on her promise to appear in court Feb. 10.

Stalking

Milford police arrested Armando Silva, 46, of New Haven on Jan. 14 for stalking after they received a complaint regarding suspicious activity involving Silva on Robert Treat Drive.

Investigation led to the arrest of Silva, who is accused of stalking a relative. Silva is charged with first-degree stalking.

He was released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 15.

Failure to appear

Milford police took custody of Ernest Novak, 44, of an uncertain address on Jan. 15 regarding an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Police accuse Novak of failing to appear in court on Jan. 6 for charges stemming from an arrest last November for breach of peace and interfering with police.

Novak is charged with second-degree failure to appear in court. He was being held on a $1,000 bond at the time of his arrest.

Larceny

A Bridgeport woman was charged with larceny Jan. 15 when she was arrested on a warrant for allegedly stealing $400 worth of coins from her estranged spouse’s vehicle.

Police said Annetta Allen, 40, took the money from her spouse’s vehicle while it was parked on Lucille Drive in Milford Oct. 10.

Allen was released from police custody on her promise to appear in court Feb. 10.

Domestic violence

A Milford man’s bond was set at $1.1 million when he was arrested on a warrant Jan. 16 for three separate incidents of domestic violence.

Police said that on Dec. 19, Christopher Millhouse, 37, of New Haven Avenue, went to 53 West Orland Street in violation of a court-issued protective order prohibiting him from being at the residence and having contact with a companion living there.

The second warrant involved a complaint that Millhouse allegedly assaulted another companion on Dec. 24. Millhouse is accused of restraining a companion by the neck, forcefully throwing her into a bathroom fixture and damaging her cell phone.

The third warrant accuses Millhouse of failing to appear in court on Jan. 9 for a Dec. 31 incident, again at the 53 West Orland Street home. Police said that incident involved burglary, home invasion, unlawful restraint, assault, interfering with an emergency call, and criminal mischief.

Among the list of charges Millhouse faces are violating a protective order, assault, disorderly conduct, strangulation, criminal mischief, and failure to appear in court.

He was held in police custody in lieu of a $1.1 million bond.

Stolen car

Milford police arrested Sheneal Thompson, 19, of New Haven on Jan. 17 after they received a complaint regarding a motor vehicle accident on Factory Lane.

Police say the vehicle being driven by Thompson had been reported as stolen in New Haven.

Thompson is charged with second-degree larceny.

He was held on $2,500 at the time of his arrest.