Stolen suitcase

A Milford teenager was arrested after allegedly stealing a suitcase containing $1,200 of belongings and then leading police on a brief foot chase as they tried to apprehend her.

According to police, the incident took place close to midnight Sept. 19 at 719 Boston Post Road, which is the address of Patriot Fuels.

Alyssa Scoop, 19, of 330 Merwin Avenue, is accused of taking the suitcase filled with the owner’s belongings valued at $1,200. When police responded to the area, Scoop ran and police had to chase and apprehend her, police said.

Scoop was charged with larceny 4th, conspiracy to commit larceny 4th and interfering with police. She was released from police custody on her promise to appear in court Oct. 13.

Drug deal

The Milford Police Department Narcotics and Vice Unit reportedly interrupted a drug deal Sept. 18 at about 5 p.m. in the parking lot of 7 Eleven at 517 Boston Post Road and arrested several area residents, including two Milford men, on drug charges.

According to a police report, detectives interrupted John Davis, 26, of 605 Soundview Avenue, Bridgeport, selling 25 bags of heroin and crack cocaine to Sean Becker, 38, of 68 Dogwood Lane, Fairfield, Stephen Zawadski, 42, of 70 Boylston Street, Milford, and Scott Gordon, 40, of 96 West Main Street, Milford.

Detectives used K-9 Cedar, the department’s narcotics detection dog, to assist with the investigation. Cedar located additional bags of crack cocaine hidden inside Davis’s vehicle, police said.

Davis was charged with possession of narcotics  and possession with the intent to sell. His bond was set at $10,000 for a court appearance Sept. 21.

Becker was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to possess narcotics. His bond was set at $2,500 for a court appearance Oct. 13.

Zawadski was charged with possession of narcotics and conspiracy to possess narcotics. He was released on a promise to appear in court Oct. 13.

Gordon was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to possess narcotics. He also was released on a promise to appear in court Oct. 13.

Stabbed in the leg

A Milford man was arrested Sept. 19 after allegedly stabbing another man in the leg at a Woodmont Road motel.

Police said the incident happened shortly after midnight at 219 Woodmont Road, which the accused, Adam Kulenski, 24, gave police as his address.

Police said they responded to the Woodmont Road motel on the report of a stabbing and said they found that Kulenski had stabbing another man in the leg during a verbal altercation, causing a minor injury. The injured man was treated for his injury and released from the hospital later in the evening, police said.

Kulenski was charged with breach of peace and assault. He was held in police custody on $500 bond for a Sept. 18 court date.

Fighting

A Milford woman was charged with breach of peace after allegedly getting into a fight with another woman in downtown Milford.

Police said the incident took place Sept. 16 at 9:45 a.m. at 57 New Haven Avenue. Melissa Sharretto, 37, of 103 New Haven Avenue, was charged with breach of peace 2nd and assault 3rd. Police said they responded to the area of New Haven Avenue near Shipyard Lane on the report of a fight. Sharretto is accused of engaging in a physical altercation with another female. She was released from police custody on her promise to appear in court Oct. 13.

Asleep at the wheel

Police arrested a Milford teen early last Tuesday morning and charged him with driving under the influence.

Police said they responded at 3:42 a.m. to the intersection of Merwin Avenue and Anderson Avenue on a report that a motorist was asleep at the wheel at a red light. Police arrested Dillon Brown, 19, of Pond Point Avenue, who is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Further investigation revealed Brown was in possession of a fake identification card stating he was over 21 years old, police said, noting that Brown was also charged with forgery.

Bond was set at $500 and Brown is scheduled for court Oct. 15.

Shoplifting and more

Not only was a Waterbury man charged with shoplifting in Milford Sept. 15, he was also charged with shopping with someone he wasn’t supposed to have contact with.

According to police, Nicholas Szustecki, 28, of Waterbury, is accused of taking $77.93 worth of merchandise from K-Mart without paying for it. Further investigation revealed Szustecki had arrived with a female who holds a full no-contact protective order against him.

Szustecki was charged with larceny and violating a protective order. He was released from police custody on a promise to appear in court Sept. 16.

Protective order

Milford police arrested Judith Byrnes, 49, of Milford on Sept. 15 after officers responded to a Wall Street address on the complaint of a domestic violence incident.

Byrnes is accused of engaging in a physical altercation with a male inside of the residence. According to police the male held an order of protection against Byrnes.

Byrnes is charged with violating a protective order.

She was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 16.

Protective order

Milford police arrested Christopher Hayes, 49, of West Haven on Sept. 16 after officers responded to the parking lot of 195 Cherry Street on a suspicious activity complaint.

Investigation led to the arrest of Hayes, who was in the company of a female that holds a no-contact protective order against him.

Hayes is charged with violating an order of protection.

He was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 17.

Failure to appear

Milford police took custody of Calvin Camp, 62, of West Haven on Sept. 16 after he failed to appear in court on Sept. 11 for a threatening and breach of peace charge from a July 4 incident in Milford.

Camp had an active warrant out for his arrest and was charged with second-degree failure to appear in court.

He was held on a $10,000 bond at the time of his arrest.

Failure to appear

Milford police arrested  Richard Hayes, 24, of New Haven on Sept. 17, taking custody of him in regard to an active warrant for his arrest.

Hayes is accused of failing to appear in court on Aug. 7 to answer for a larceny charge filed in September 2013.

Hayes is charged with second-degree failure to appear in court. Bond was set at $2,500 for court on Oct. 13.

Robbery

Milford police took custody of a Mario Varela-Dones, 37, of Waterbury on Sept. 17 in regard to an active warrant for his arrest.

Police accuse Varela-Dones of taking $434 worth of merchandise from JC Penney on Jan. 11. Police say that Varela-Dones struck a CT Post Mall security guard with his vehicle while attempting to flee the scene.

Varela-Dones is charged with third-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny.

Bond was set at $50,000 for court on Oct. 13.

DUI

Milford police arrested Jerrod Preston, 37, of Milford for DUI on Sept. 20 after officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Naugatuck Avenue.

Police accuse Preston of operating his motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Police say Preston provided a breath sample, which showed him to have an elevated blood alcohol level.

Preston is charged with DUI and failure to drive right. Bond was set at $500 for court on Oct. 15.

Narcotics

Milford police arrested Magailla Philpot, 49, of West Haven on Sept. 18 after officers responded to a report of a shoplifting at the Dollar Tree store on Cherry Street.

Investigation led to the arrest of Philpot, who is accused of taking $30 worth of merchandise.

Further investigation showed Philpot to be in possession of a prescription medication for which she did not have a prescription.

Philpot is charged with sixth-degree larceny and possession of narcotics.

She was released on a promise to appear in court on Oct. 13.

Resisting arrest

Milford police arrested Ryan McElveen, 46, of New Haven on Sept. 18 after officers stopped a vehicle in relation to a shoplifting that had taken place at the Dollar Tree store on Cherry Street.

Police say McElveen, who was driving the car, led police on a brief vehicle pursuit before exiting the car and running from police.

After being apprehended, Mcelveen was then found in possession of a crack pipe. Further investigation also showed the vehicle McElveen was driving had been stolen in New Haven.

McElveen is charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, third-degree larceny, possession of narcotics and possession of paraphernalia.

He was held on a $5,000 bond at the time of his arrest.

Threatening with knife

Milford police arrested Theodore White, 37, of Milford for threatening and unlawful restraint on Saturday, Sept. 19, after officers responded to a Beechwood Avenue residence on a complaint of domestic violence.

Police accuse White of engaging in a physical altercation with a female while threatening to kill her and blocking her from leaving while holding a knife.

He is charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree threatening, second-degree unlawful restraint and interrupting an emergency call.

Bond was set at $1,000 for court on Sept. 21.

Credit card fraud

Milford police took custody of April Brewer, 30, of New Haven regarding to an active warrant for her arrest.

Police accuse Brewer of fraudulently using a credit card, charging $2,279.07 in April and May 2014.

Brewer is charged with credit card fraud and credit card theft.

She was released on a promise to appear in court on Oct. 13.