STRATFORD – A father and son who went to police headquarters to make complaints against each other ended up being arrested for creating a public disturbance in the building’s lobby.
Police said the two got into a screaming match. Both were charged with disorderly conduct. Here are the details.
And another one out of Stratford: A West Haven man arrested June 25 on charges of creating a public disturbance reportedly told police that he was attempting to urinate in a container in his parked truck. More information is available here.
BRANFORD – Target practice was a little off this week for three Stamford residents who were arrested after shots from their .22 caliber rifle nearly hit nearby residents, police said.
Durbin Hunter, 35, Michael Chioffe, 30, and Tracy Ambrosecchio, 25, were allegedly shooting the rifle from the front porch of a house on Bear Island off Branford. Bullets from the gun reportedly hit two houses – one went into a living room where two people were watching a movie, and the other into a house where children were playing in the yard, according to police.
The three suspects were charged with fourth-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm and third-degree criminal mischief. Here’s the full report.
And in a follow-up article, residents react to the news, including a 6-year-old who said, “That was just stupid.”
Animal Cruelty Charges
An East Haven man was arrested on animal cruelty charges this week after his dog was found roaming in the Supply Pond.
Mark Gentile, 47, of East Haven, was arrested at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday for cruelty to animals, failure to vaccinate, failure to license dog and allowing dog to roam. According to animal control officers, Gentile came to them because he could no longer care for the dog, Bingo The Man, a 1- to 2-year-old jack russell terrier.
A resident later found the dog in the , a 350-acre park.
Since July of last year, about 15 dogs have been found abandoned at the Supply Pond, Walmart and the TA Truck Stop in Branford, the animal control officer reports in this article.
HAMDEN – Two teenagers were busted this week for allegedly taking mail and throwing it on the street.
The teens, 13 and 14 years old, were charged with sixth-degree larceny and third-degree criminal mischief after an officer located them on the scene of the alleged crime.