Milford Police Reports: June 3

Breach of peace
Milford police arrested Daniel Stempert, 38, of Milford for breach of peace on May 24 after they received a complaint regarding a disturbance that occurred at a High Street residence.
Investigation led to the arrest of Stempert, who is accused of threatening to damage his spouse’s vehicle during an argument.
Stempert is charged with second-degree breach of peace.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on May 26.
Disorderly conduct
Milford police issued an arrest warrant for Carlos Souffront, 24, of Bridgeport on May 25 after they concluded an investigation into a December 2013 complaint regarding an assault that occurred at a Point Beach Drive residence.
Investigation led to a warrant being issued for Souffront, who is accused of striking an acquaintance. Souffront is charged with disorderly conduct.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on May 26.
Breach of peace
Milford police arrested Ralph Ruggiero, 31, of Stratford on May 25 after they received a complaint regarding a disturbance at Walnut Beach.
Investigation led to the arrest of Ruggiero, who is accused of causing a disturbance and damaging a person’s car. Police say Ruggiero was uncooperative with police during the incident.
He is charged with second-degree breach of peace, second-degree criminal mischief and interfering with police.
Bond was set at $1,000 for court on June 23.
Burglary
Police arrested a Milford teenager May 25 and charged him with stealing items from cars in the Columbia Drive area.
According to a police report, police received a complaint from a Columbia Drive resident that people were breaking into his vehicle. Columbia Drive is off of Anderson Avenue.
Police said they located Tyler Griffin, 18, of Greer Circle riding on a moped in the area and found him in possession of items taken from the victim’s car and another vehicle on Cedar Spring Road, which is also in the Anderson Avenue area.
Police also found that the moped Griffin was operating was stolen from New Haven Avenue earlier in the evening.
Griffin was charged with burglary 3rd, larceny 3rd and larceny 6th, and he was held in police custody on a $21,000 bond.
Sexual assault
Milford police revealed that a person was sexually assaulted by a 16-year-old May 5 at Foran High School.
According to a police statement, a 16-year-old was arrested on a warrant last Thursday, charged with sexual assault, public indecency and disorderly conduct for allegedly having sexual contact with a victim without that person’s consent.
Police have not said if the people involved were students at the school.
They said the teenager was referred to juvenile court.
Risk of injury
A Milford woman who reportedly fell asleep on Thursday, May 28, was charged with risk of injury to a minor after her four-year-old daughter was found wandering the neighborhood.
Police said they received a complaint from a resident who lives in the Seaflower Road area that a four-year-old child was in their backyard.
Police investigated and determined that the child’s mother, Alexandra Howard, 24, of Seaflower Road, had fallen asleep and her child walked outside and into a neighbor’s yard.
Howard is scheduled to appear in court June 23.
Assault
A fight reportedly broke out on Thursday, May 28, between a mother and her son because the son was trying to drive off in her car. Police intervened and arrested them both.
Police said that at about 5 p.m. Thursday they received a complaint of a domestic dispute taking place on Welch’s Point Road. Upon arrival the officers encountered Kathleen Mathews, 57, who was restraining her son from driving away in her vehicle. The mother ignored police commands to let go, resulting in officers separating the two, according to a police report.
Kathleen Mathews reportedly punched an officer who was trying to separate her from her son. She was charged with breach of peace, assault on a police officer and interfering with a police officer and was scheduled to appear in court today (Friday).
Her son, Alexander Mathews, 18, was charged with breach of peace and interfering with a police officer. He was released from police custody on his promise to appear in court June. 23.
Public indecency
Police arrested a Bridgeport man on a warrant May 27 for allegedly exposing himself to a Milford jogger.
David Scott Lynch, 23, of Greystone Road in Bridgeport, is accused of exposing his genitals to a female jogger May 17 on Bridgeport Avenue near Cleveland Street. Police said Lynch approached the woman as she was jogging and then exposed himself.
With help from the Stratford Police Department, detectives identified Lynch as a suspect, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Lynch is charged with breach of peace and public indecency. His bond was set at $2,500, and he is scheduled to appear in court June 23.
Disorderly conduct
Milford police arrested Ovidio Caccavale, 44, of Orange on May 30 after they received a complaint of a shoplifter in custody at Macy’s who was being uncooperative with loss prevention agents.
According to police, Caccavale was kicking the walls and yelling profanities at the loss prevention agents while in their custody. Upon arrival, police took custody of Caccavale, who is accused of taking items valued at $202 from the store without paying for them.
Caccavale is charged with sixth-degree larceny and disorderly conduct.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on June 23.
Domestic dispute
Milford police arrested Kathleen Kuba, 29, of Milford and Matthew Edsall, 27, of Milford after they received a complaint of a disturbance taking place at a Longbeach Avenue residence on May 30.
Police say the pair were in violation of protective orders against each other while engaging in a fight.
Kuba is charged with third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, violation of a protective order and disorderly conduct. She was released on a promise to appear in court on June 1.
Edsall was charged with disorderly conduct and violation of a protective order. He was released on a promise to appear in court on June 1.
Risk of injury
Milford police issued an arrest warrant for Donna St. John, 20, of Milford after they concluded an investigation into an April 28 complaint regarding suspicious activity at 489 Bridgeport Avenue.
The investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued for St. John, who is accused of overseeing the care of a juvenile while under the influence of drugs.
St. John is charged with risk of injury to a minor.
She was released on a promise to appear in court on June 23.
Assault
Police arrested a Milford man on May 31 for allegedly stabbing tires of cars in a parking lot near the beach and then biting a person.
Police said the incident took place at 7 p.m. at 175 Broadway. They say Michael Amatrudo, 57, of 358 High Street, was stabbing vehicle tires in a parking lot on Broadway, and also bit a person and threatened to harm others at the scene.
Police say they also located a sword inside Amatrudo’s vehicle.
Amatrudo was charged with assault, threatening, criminal mischief, having weapons in a motor vehicle, breach of peace and attempted assault.
He was held in police custody on a $100,000 bond.
Narcotics
Milford police took custody of Angela Ballaro, 32, of Milford on May 31 for two outstanding warrants for her arrest.
Police accuse her of failing to appear in court on May 31 for two prior offenses that occurred in Milford. During her arrest, Ballaro was found in possession of crack cocaine.
Ballaro is charged with two counts of first-degree failure to appear in court and possession of narcotics.
She was held on $21,000 bond at the time of her arrest.