Armed robbery
An alleged shoplifter was arrested at Macy’s on June 20 for reportedly threatening a loss prevention agent with a knife.
Police said they responded to Macy’s at the Westfield mall in Milford on Monday, July 20 at 4:15 p.m. Patrick Stavola, 28, of Waterbury was accused of taking $210 worth of merchandise from the store without paying for it. When confronted by a loss prevention agent, Stavola pulled out a knife and told the agent he would stab him, police said.
Officers found Stavola shortly thereafter fleeing the scene and placed him into police custody.
He was charged with robbery, threatening and larceny and he was held in police custody on a $75,000 bond.
Bad checks
Milford police took custody of Mark Moreau, 42, of New Haven on July 21 on a warrant for his arrest. Police accuse Moreau of issuing four bad checks to Costco in January and February of 2015 in the total amount of $1,295.66.
Moreau is charged with four counts of sixth-degree larceny and four counts of issuing a bad check.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 18.
Armed robbery
Milford police arrested a Rhode Island man on July 26 after police were notified of an armed robbery in the parking lot of Walmart.
Police accuse Justin Carey, 22, of North Smithfield, R.I., of taking a jacket out of an unlocked vehicle and walking away with it. When approached and confronted by the owner of the jacket, Carey brandished a knife and told the victim he would not give it back.
Police later located Carey inside of Walmart and placed him under arrest. Police say Carey became combative with officers while being detained.
Carey is charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree threatening, sixth-degree larceny and resisting arrest. He was held on a $100,000 bond at the time of his arrest.
Trespassing
Milford police arrested Jack Gerard, 23, of Milford on July 26, citing him for trespassing at the Stonebridge restaurant on Daniel Street.
Police  say they were notified by Stonebridge staff that Gerard had been asked to leave the restaurant for the night, when approximately 30 minutes later he once again tried to enter the restaurant. Police say they issued an infraction by officers on-scene.
Approximately 30 minutes after receiving the infraction, police say Gerard was seen climbing over the fence, attempting to enter the restaurant again at which point police arrested him.
Gerard is charged with first-degree trespassing.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on August 8.
Narcotics
Milford police arrested David McCall, 29, of Milford on July 26 after police stopped his vehicle for motor vehicle violations.
Police say they found McCall in possession of a glass pipe containing heroin and three small baggies also containing heroin. McCall’s vehicle was not registered at the time of his arrest, nor the vehicle insured.
McCall is charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failure to carry motor vehicle insurance.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 18.