Police Log: DUI, PCP, assault, and disobeying probation
The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 7:
Swerving leads to DUI bust
A Monroe man was arrested for driving under the influence and failing to drive in the proper lane on Daniels Farm Road at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5.
Police said Rafael Matos, 32, was driving erratically near the intersection of Daniels Farm Road and Roosevelt Drive when he was pulled over. According to a report, an officer smelled alcohol on Matos’ breath and the driver’s speech was slurred.
He told the officer he only had one beer at a party he was attending, but the report said that he failed a field sobriety test at the scene and his blood alcohol concentration was more than double the legal limit — and actually increased from when Matos first submitted to the test at the scene and when he was tested again at department headquarters.
He was held on a $500 bond, which he posted. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Sept. 21.
Spitting on an officer, PCP possession
A Norwalk woman was arrested for assaulting a police officer in the third degree, interfering with the duties of an officer, possession of a hallucinogenic substance, and larceny in the fifth degree outside of the Kohl’s on Hawley Lane around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5.
Police said Sevaria Douglas, 33, spit on and kicked at a Trumbull police officer while she resisted arrest outside of the department store.
According to a report, police initially responded to a shoplifting complaint. The suspect had ran away from store’s security and was found hiding in the woods.
Douglas was very uncooperative with police once she was arrested, the report said. When she was brought back to headquarters, police found a substance in aluminum foil that later tested positive for PCP.
She was held on a $10,000, which she posted with a promise to appear in court on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Assault charge from back injury
A Trumbull man was arrested for third degree assault after he turned himself at the Trumbull Police Department at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.
Police said Atif Seyal, 38, of White Plains Road was charged with assaulting his wife during an Aug. 13 confrontation that happened at their home.
A report said that police first received a complaint from the victim’s friend on Aug. 30. The female friend told police that she had taken the victim to a nearby medical center for a back injury.
According to a report, Seyal pushed his wife at their home and then threw her on the floor.
He was held on a $10,000 bond and appeared in court on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Burglar brought in for disobeying probation
A Florida man was arrested on three counts of violation of conditions of release after he turned himself to Trumbull police at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Police said William Peter Collins, 25, of Marco Island, Fla., committed several burglaries in Trumbull in 2010 and 2011. As part of his conviction, the court had set patrol conditions with his release. However, according to a report, Collins didn’t abide by those conditions, which resulted in the most recent charges.
Each count resulted in a $50,000 bond, totaling $150,000, police said.
He’s scheduled to appear in court Friday, Sept. 11.
Failure to appear
A Hamden man was arrested on two warrants for failure to appear in court in the second degree at Trumbull Police Headquarters around 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Police said ReShaun Weaver, 29, received the first warrant because he failed to appear in court based on charges that stemmed from several motor vehicle infractions in 2014.
According to a report, Weaver was driving without insurance and registration in that incident, and he was additionally charged with misuse of license plates.
Police said the charges from the second warrants happened in March of this year, and included operating a vehicle with a suspended license and operating a vehicle without insurance.
He received a $2,500 bond for the first warrant and an additional $5,000 bond for the second warrant.
He was scheduled to appear in court Friday, Sept. 4.