Police Blotter 8/12

Here's what police are reporting for notable arrests from over the weekend (all from a Milford PD press release). 

Name: Benjamin Ruszkowski, 32, Milford
Arrest date: Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m.
Pending charge: second-degree criminal mischief
Police say: Ruszkowski damaged a window of a downtown business at 59 North Broad Street. Police arrested him on a warrant on Friday. 

Name: Joshua Downs, 22, Oxford
Arrest date: Aug. 10, 2 a.m.
Pending charge: third-degree criminal mischief
Police say: An officer on bike patrol downtown saw Downs damage a flower pot at a River Street business. When asked, police say Downs told them that he damaged the pot because he was mad about an argument he had with an acquaintance earlier in the day. Police say the value of the flower pot was $50. 

Name: Alexander Sandel, 28, Norwalk
Arrest date: Aug. 10, 2: 31 a.m.
Pending charge: DUI, failure to illuminate headlamps
Police say: They stopped Sandel while he was driving down the Boston Post Road with his headlights off. During an investigation, they determined he was under the influence of alcohol. 

Name: Angel Torres, 31, West Haven
Arrest date: Aug. 10, 4:30 p.m.
Pending charge: third-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia
Police say: Torres took six bottles of men's cologne from Macy's, which were valued at $350. When an employee tried to stop Torres, police say, he fought with them, injuring one employee. When police arrested him, they say he had drug paraphernalia on him. 

Name: Meghan Schillo, 21, West Haven; Stephanie Onofrio, 21, Milford
Arrest date: Aug. 11, 2:10 a.m.
Pending charge: interfering with police, creating a public disturbance (Schillo); creating a public disturbance (Onofrio)
Police say: An officer on bike patrol saw a disturbance between two groups along Helwig Street. During an investigation, School "was uncooperative with police and grabbed an officer by the shoulders." 

Name: Benjamin Marino, 21, New Fairfield
Arrest date: Aug. 11, 12:30 p.m.
Pending charge: interfering with police
Police say: Got a call to do a "welfare check" on a man suspected of being on a hallucinogenic drug. They found Marino near East Broadway "acting irrationally." He then fled from police and was combative with them. They say he tried to kick 2 officers while being arrested. 

And a bonus ...

A Hartford man suspected to be under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug bit and spit on a police officer after trying to steal merchandise from the Sears at the Connecticut Post Mall over the weekend, police say.

Police arrested Rashaad Fredericks, 32, on Friday, on charges of third-degree robbery, two counts of assault on emergency personnel, third-degree assault, and sixth-degree larceny.

Police responded to the Sears on a complaint that Fredericks and a companion left the store with an electronic device valued at $45 without paying for it.

Before the police arrived, Fredericks “became uncooperative with store employees inside the mall.” His female companion fled the scene, police said.
While attempting to arrest Fredericks, police say, he bit an officer on the hand, and then spit on him. After they took him to a hospital, Fredericks told police he was on a hallucinogen, police said.

Fredericks was held in lieu of $2,500 bond and has a court date on Sept. 3.


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