Milford Police Reports: July 22
Milford police arrested Leo Muse, 24, of Newark, N.J., on July 8 after they received a call of a possible illegal use of a credit card at a Plains Road hotel.
Investigation led to the arrest of Muse, who was found to be in the hotel room that was booked via a third party online website using a credit card that had previously been declined at the front desk of the hotel.
Muse is charged with sixth-degree larceny, illegal use of a credit card and related conspiracy charges.
Muse was held on a $1,000 bond at the time of his arrest.
Milford police arrested Tina Bibens, 46, of Milford on July 9 after police stopped her motor vehicle for failing to turn while traveling in a turn-only lane.
Police say they determined Bibens was operating the motor vehicle while intoxicated. Bibens provided a breath sample that showed her to have an elevated blood alcohol content.
Bibens is charged with driving under the influence and failure to obey a traffic marker.
Bond was set at $500 for court on Aug. 6.
Milford police arrested Jamie Brown, 39, of West Haven on July 8 and took custody of him regarding a warrant for his arrest.
Brown is accused of stealing a credit card from a former girlfriend and using it several times during March, charging a total amount of $621.77.
Brown is charged with credit card theft, two counts of credit card fraud and fifth-degree larceny.
Brown was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 4.
Milford police arrested Jose Ortiz, 30, of Milford on July 9 after they responded to a Woodmont Road hotel on a complaint of domestic violence.
Investigation led to the arrest of Ortiz, who is accused of engaging in a physical altercation with an ex-girlfriend outside the hotel room.
Ortiz is charged with breach of peace and third-degree assault.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on July 10.
Protective order violation
Milford police took custody of Thomas Williams, 42, of Milford on July 9 regarding a warrant for his arrest.
Police accuse Williams of violating a court-set protective order by making contact with the protected person.
Williams is charged with violating a protective order.
He was held on a $25,000 bond at the time of his arrest.
Milford police arrested a New Haven man for punching a bowling alley manager in the face during a dispute on July 11.
Police say they took custody of Malik Muhammad, 56, of New Haven after they responded to the area of the AMF bowling alley on the report of an assault to an employee.
Investigation led to the arrest of Muhammad, who was found behind a local motel after the incident.
Muhammad is charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 4.
Milford police arrested Stephen Zampedri, 25, of Milford after they responded to a Bridgeport Avenue business on a complaint of suspicious activity in the parking lot July 10.
Police say found Zampedri in possession of five bags of heroin after they conducted an investigation with the help of police K9 Cedar.
Zampedri is charged with possession of narcotics. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 4.
Milford police arrested a Bridgeport woman on July 10 after they say she was found attempting to shoot heroin in the restroom of the Devon McDonald’s restaurant.
Police say Alicia Criscuola, 32, of Bridgeport was found with a syringe filled with heroin while inside the restaurant’s restroom.
While being placed under arrest Criscuola fought with officers. She was later found with a pill bottle containing Xanax she did not have a prescription for.
A computer check showed Criscuola to have an active warrant for her arrest for failure to appear in court on June 3 in Bridgeport.
Criscuola is charged with possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.
She was held on a $2,500 bond at the time of her arrest.
Milford police arrested Juan Velasco, 32, of Bridgeport on July 10 after police responded to a suspicious activity call at the McDonald’s in Devon. Investigation led to the arrest of Velasco, who is accused of possession of drug paraphernalia.
While being questioned Velasco used several false names, later admitting to having warrants for his arrest. A computer check showed that Velasco had 11 outstanding warrants for his arrest in Connecticut.
Velasco is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and interfering with police and resisting arrest.
He was held on a $696,000 bond at the time of his arrest.
Breach of peace
A Robert Treat Drive resident was charged with trespassing and assault July 14 for allegedly getting into a fight with people at a Hill Street home.
Police said Alejandro Perez, 20, of 104 Robert Treat Drive, got into a physical fight with several people outside of 83 Hill Street after he was told to leave the property.
He was also charged with breach of peace.
Perez was held in police custody on a $1,000 bond.
A former Boys & Girls Village employee was arrested on a warrant July 16, charged with assaulting a juvenile under his care while he worked at Boys & Girls Village.
Aaron Virgo, 37, of New Haven, was charged with assault in the third degree and risk of injury to a minor. He was released from police custody on a promise to appear in court Aug. 11.
Milford police arrested Paul Parese, 36, of North Haven on July 16 after police stopped a motor vehicle containing Parese on Bridgeport Avenue.
Police say they found Parese in possession of oxycodone pills without a prescription, and drug paraphernalia. Parese is charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 11.
Milford police arrested Paul Russell, 33, of Milford on July 17 after police responded to a Sand Street address on the report of domestic violence in progress.
Police accuse Russell of strangling his girlfriend, causing her to have difficulty breathing, verbally threatening to kill her and not allowing her to leave the room.
Russell is charged with second-degree strangulation, unlawful restraint, threatening and disorderly conduct.
Russell was held on $50,000 bond at the time of his arrest.
Failure to appear
Milford police took custody of Lauren Civitelli, 22, of Milford on July 18 regarding two outstanding warrants for her arrest.
Police accuse Civitelli of failing to appear in court on Feb. 19 to answer for narcotics charges filed on Dec. 27, 2013 in West Hartford.
Civitelli is charged with two counts of failure to appear in court.
She was held on a $100,000 bond at the time of her arrest.