Milford Police Reports: Dec. 29


Milford police arrested Marcus Moore, 29, of New Haven after he allegedly stole $326 worth of perfume from Macy’s on Dec. 18. A police officer apprehended Moore on the Boston Post Road after chasing him on foot, according to a report.

Moore reportedly resisted arrest and struggled with the officer.

Moore was charged with larceny, interfering with police and reckless endangerment. He was held in custody on $10,000 bond.


Milford police arrested a Bronx, N.Y., man on Dec. 17 on drug and weapon charges.

Police said Guiseppe Berardi, 28, is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a school, operating a drug factory, and criminal possession of a firearm.

In November, members of the Milford Police Department Narcotics & Vice Unit and the Bridgeport Drug Enforcement Agency Office initiated an investigation regarding suspected drug trafficking activity involving Berardi. On Dec. 17, detectives located Berardi in Milford.

With the assistance of the Milford Police Department’s K-9 “Cedar,” detectives found Berardi in possession of approximately five pounds of high-grade marijuana. At a separate location, detectives seized an additional six pounds of the same grade marijuana and a 9 mm firearm with ammunition. The marijuana has an estimated street value of $33,000.

Berardi was held in police custody on $100,000 bond.

Police did not release details about where or how Berardi was allegedly selling the drugs.

Warrant arrest

Milford police issued an arrest warrant for Vance Willis, 29, of Hamden on Dec. 15 after they concluded an investigation into a May 8 complaint of a found firearm at the Howard Johnson Hotel.

Investigation led to a warrant being issued for Willis, who left a loaded firearm in a room after checking out. Willis is charged with second-degree reckless endangerment.

Bond was set at $5,000 for court on Jan. 13.


Milford police arrested John Jarvais, 47, of Milford on warrant on Dec. 16 after they concluded an investigation into an August complaint of threatening phone calls to a Milford business.

Police say their investigation led to the warrant being issued for Jarvais. Jarvais is charged with breach of peace and threatening.

Bond was set at $2,500.

Identity theft and drugs

Milford police arrested three suspects on identity theft and drug charges on Dec. 17. Police received a complaint regarding a person attempting to fraudulently withdraw funds from a customer’s account at a local bank at the drive-through window.

Police arrested Ashley Grabenstein, 33, of Baltimore, Md., Lisa Kinslow, 51, of Baltimore, and Stephan Sickle, 25, of Baltimore in connection with the crime.

Police say responding officers located the vehicle shortly after it left the bank. They found Grabenstein in possession of a stolen credit card and license that were fraudulently used by her in an attempt to withdraw $3,000 from the customer’s account.

All three suspects were found to be in possession of heroin along with related drug paraphernalia. In addition, police say, Kinslow was found in possession of a narcotic prescription medication not stored in its original container.

Grabenstein is charged with third-degree identity theft, criminal impersonation, possession of a stolen credit card, possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, attempted larceny, and related conspiracy charges. She was held on a $100,000 bond at the time of her arrest.

Kinslow is charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic not stored in original container, and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. She was held on a $100,000 bond at the time of her arrest.

Sickle is charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. He was held on $50,000 bond at the time of his arrest.


Milford police arrested Patricia Thomas, 59, of West Haven on Dec. 20 after they received a complaint regarding a shoplifting that occurred at Macy’s.

Investigation led to the arrest of Thomas, who is accused of taking $486.24 worth of merchandise from the store without paying for it.

Thomas damaged some of the property while removing the anti-theft devices during the incident.

She is charged with sixth-degree larceny and third-degree mischief.


Milford police arrested Michelle Roman, 32, of Bridgeport for DUI on Dec. 21 after an officer observed a vehicle traveling with no headlights illuminated and the wrong way on the one-way section of River Street. Police say that during a stop of the vehicle, they found Roman was operating while under the influence of alcohol. Subsequent to her arrest, a Breathalyzer test revealed that Roman had an elevated blood alcohol level. Roman is charged with DUI, failure to illuminate headlamps and traveling the wrong way on one-way street.

Bond was set at $500 for court on Jan. 15.