Police Log: Credit card thefts,larceny and possession

Credit card thefts

Four men, two from Flushing, N.Y. and two from Monterey Park, Calif. were arrested in Trumbull last Thursday for 53 counts of credit card theft and illegal use of credit cards.

An officer patrolling Main Street, near Whalburn Avenue saw a van backed into an overgrown and empty lot.

Two men in the vehicle seemed nervous, one reportedly shaking, the officer said. They also spoke little English.

Police searched the car and found a cigarette container full of credit cards that did not match the suspect’s names.

When police answered a cell phone that rang in the vehicle, it led them to two additional suspects.

Xiongming Wang, 26, Xiao Bing Chen, 29, Zhengren Cui, 31, and Shengyi Cui, 39, were each charged with 53 counts of credit card theft, 53 counts of illegal use of credit cards, unlawful reproduction of credit cards, 53 counts of third-degree identity theft and second-degree forgery.

Wang and Chen, both of California, were charged with third-degree larceny and three counts of illegally furnishing  money, goods or services.

All four men were held on $250,000 bond, before appearing in court Monday.

Child pornography

A 26 year-old Trumbull resident was arrested May 23 and charged with possession of child pornography.

Thomas Maher was charged and given a court date of June 3.

Police did not release further details on the arrest.

Stealing from Target

Two Bridgeport women allegedly tried to steal a cart full of items from Target on Hawley Lane May 23, according to police.

Sevaria Douglas and Capresha Still, 30, were both charged with fourth-degree larceny.

Police said the items the two tried to take totaled $1,545.


James Schwab, 33, of Trumbull is charged with allegedly assaulting his elderly mother during an argument, police said.

Police said the argument started after the suspect found out his mother had pawned his computer, to recover money she alleged he took from her accounts.

The victim refused medical attention at the scene.

Schwab was charged with breach of peace in the second degree and third-degree assault on a elderly or disabled person.

He was given a $5,000 bond and a May 24 court date.