Arrest log: Robbery, drug charges, illegal use of credit cards

Fingerprints lead to arrest

Fingerprints left on a vehicle that was broken into last September, led police to a suspect June 3.

Police arrested Jason Batts, 40, of Bridgeport and charged him with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny. Batts was in custody in Meriden for a separate incident.

Batts allegedly broke into a car in Trumbull in September, stealing all four tires and a GPS system.

He was given a $10,000 bond and a June 10 court date.

Drug charges for two

A Shelton woman and 20 year-old Trumbull man face drug charges after being stopped on Route 111, near the mall last Tuesday .

Gina Garamella, 23, was stopped by police after she reportedly failed to signal while switching lanes, police said. When stopped, Garamella and her passenger, Kevin Halls, 20, appeared very nervous, police said.

Police said they found pills, empty baggies in the car and Halls had about $1,900 in cash on him.

Police said Garamella admitted to meeting Halls to buy a pill, and he asked her to drive down to a different location.

She was charged with failure to keep drugs in original container and possession of a controlled substance.

Halls was charged with illegal sale of a controlled substance and possession. Halls was given a $10,000 bond and a June 7 court date.


A Shelton man stopped for a motor vehicle violation last Wednesday night was arrested for alleged possession of narcotics.

Police said they found a substance that appeared to be heroin in a car being driven by John Kozlowski, 26. Police said they also saw a recent needle mark in Kozlowski’s arm.

He was charged and given a June 7 court date.

Illegal use of credit cards

A Brooklyn, N.Y. man was charged with several counts of unlawful reproductions of credit cards, after trying to use fake cards to purchase gift cards from Lord & Taylor, police said.

Donald Thompson, 25, was arrested May 31 and charged with illegal use of credit cards, five counts of unlawful reproduction of credit cards and sixth-degree larceny.

He was given a $10,000 bond and a June 10 court date.