Argument over criminal behavior leads to assault charge in Trumbull

Exterior, Trumbull Police Headquarters, in Trumbull, Conn. Jan. 14, 2016.

Exterior, Trumbull Police Headquarters, in Trumbull, Conn. Jan. 14, 2016.

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A Seymour man is facing an assault charge after he allegedly assaulted a member of his family after an argument about his criminal record July 12.

According to police, Jacob Anthony Moen, 18, of Seymour, was on his way to a Trumbull house when the two began arguing. Upon arriving at the house, the argument escalated when the alleged victim made a reference to Moen living in a tent in the backyard of another family member.

At this point, Moen allegedly punched the victim on the side of the head, and the victim called police. Moen was charged with third-degree assault. Bond was $1,000 for court July 15.

DUI arrest

A Trumbull man has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a motorist tipped off police to a possible drunk driver July 8 at about 5:30 p.m.

Police received a report of an erratic driver near Hillcrest Middle School, and an officer spotted the vehicle a few moments later. The officer reported the car was swerving and crossed traffic lines several times.

After making the stop on Daniels Farm Road, the officer reported that the driver, later identified as Alan Rodgerson, 58, had several open alcoholic beverage containers in the car and was slurring his speech. After telling police that he had no medical conditions that would hamper his ability to perform field sobriety tests, Rodgerson allegedly refused to continue with the tests after failing the first test. He later refused to take a breath test. Refusing a breath test results in an automatic license suspension.

Rodgerson was charged with DUI and failure to drive in the proper lane. Bond ws $2,500 for court July 16.

Multiple larcenies

Police have charged an Ansonia woman with multiple larcenies following a series of incidents at local Target stores.

According to reports, store security at the Westfield Target were informed that the Ansonia store had a shoplifting suspect in custody. The woman, later identified as Iryna Odynets, 32, had allegedly used a $.99 store label to ring up multiple purchases at far below the items’ true value. Westfield Target staff determined that Odynets had used the same scheme at the Trumbull location 13 times between October 2018 and April 2019.

Police received a warrant for Adynets’ arrest, and she turned herself in July 8. She has been charged with 13 counts of sixth-degree larceny. Bond was $15,000 for court July 16.