Milford Police Report — Sept. 7


Milford police arrested Luis Centeno Jr., 42, of New Haven on Aug. 26 after he failed to respond to an infraction that was issued to him for drug offenses he allegedly committed in Milford on April 28. Police took custody of Centeno on a warrant. He is charged with failure to respond to an infraction. Bond was set at $286 for court on Sept. 23.


Milford police issued an arrest warrant for Inna Platanov, 49, of Milford on Aug. 26 after they completed an investigation into a June 23 complaint regarding a one-car motor vehicle accident on Tulip Tree Court.

Police accuse Platanov of operating while under the influence of alcohol with a child in the vehicle.

Platanov is charged with DUI and risk of injury. Bond was set at $500 for court on Sept. 23.


A Milford man who threatened a public bus driver with a gun because he wasn’t happy with his bus fare was arrested Aug. 27 and charged with breach of peace and threatening.

Police said the incident took place on the Boston Post Road, when Thomas Gooding, 40, of Milford, got into an argument with the bus driver about his fare and threatened to get a gun.

Gooding is charged with second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace.

He was held in police custody on a $1,000 bond.


Milford police arrested David Viani, 55, of West Haven for DUI on Aug. 28 after an officer observed hi vehicle not traveling in the established lane on New Haven Avenue.

During a stop of the vehicle, police found that Viani was operating while under the influence of alcohol. Subsequent his arrest, a breathalyzer test revealed that Viani had an elevated blood alcohol level.

Viani is charged with DUI, possession of open alcoholic container and failure to drive right.

Bond was set at $500.


Milford police arrested a pair of residents on Aug. 30 after they received a complaint of suspicious activity in a vehicle parked at the intersection of Robbie Circle and Maplewood Avenue.

Upon investigating police found Christian Figueroa, 19, of Milford and Jesse Doucette, 20, of Milford ingesting marijuana. Subsequent to their arrest, police discovered 34 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Both were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy.

They were released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 23.


Milford police arrested a local man on Aug. 30 for allegedly cupping the buttocks of a 16 year-old female who was standing in line at the McDonald’s located on 1376 Boston Post Road.

Police say Barry Castillo, 45, of Milford was later located outside Dibella’s Subs located at 1440 Boston Post Road. During the investigation it was learned that Castillo was with another female who has a court order of protection against him.

Castillo was taken into custody without incident.

He is charged with fourth-degree assault, breach of peace and violation of protective order.

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

Assault on police officer

Milford police arrested Mark Rizzacasa, 24, of Milford on Aug. 30 for assault after he was ejected from Eli’s on Daniel Street and walked across the street where police officers encountered him and determined he was intoxicated.

Police say, they attempted to have Rizzacasa contact a family member for a ride home when Rizzacasa became violent, striking officers. Rizzacasa was cuffed and later brought to the booking area of the station where, according to police, he continued to be aggressive and spat at officers.

During the incident Rizzacasa ripped an officer’s shirt when pulling off a piece of equipment the officer was wearing, causing damage to it.

Rizzacasa is charged with five counts of assault on police, breach of peace, third-degree criminal mischief and interfering with police.

He was held on a $100,000 bond at the time of his arrest.