Police Log June 30-July 6: Strangulation, pawned iPods and cocaine bust
The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, June 30 and Monday, July 6.
A West Lake Road man was arrested for disorderly conduct and strangulation in the third degree at Trumbull Police headquarters at 10 p.m. Monday, July 6.
Police said Manuel Chacon, 62, was arrested after his son came into police headquarters to report an altercation that happened earlier in the day. Chacon was brought into the station and gave testimony to what he called a “family matter.”
According to police, the son reported that Chacon strangled him twice during a physical altercation. The son refused additional medical attention, police said, and no marks were visible.
Chacon was held on a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, July 7.
A pair of Bridgeport men working at the Target in Westfield Trumbull were arrested for conspiracy to commit larceny in the fourth degree at 9 a.m. Monday, July 6.
Police said Nazim Ahmed, 19, and Tavone Johnson, 22, stole $1,716.99 from the business since April 12 through a cash register scheme.
According to police, the pair would alternate between “cashier” and “shopper” with the cashier giving the shopper extra money from the register whenever either employee would buy an item.
Trumbull Police said they responded to a report of the scheme back on May 9 when it was reported that the two employees were taking money from the register. An investigation into both men concluded they had repeated the money exchange in excess of $1,700.
Police said a warrant was put out for their arrest and they turned themselves in Monday morning.
They were processed and released with a promise to appear in court Friday, July 17.
A Rocky Hill Road man was arrested for larceny in the fourth degree at 8:25 a.m. Friday, July 3.
Police said David Armstrong, 23, stole four iPod touches from the Target in the Hawley Lane Mall on May 27 and recently had pawned them to East Coast Pawn in Bridgeport.
Armstrong, who was arrested in Stratford, was an employee at Target when he stole the items, as well as other store merchandise.
According to police, the store’s loss prevention unit was able to track the stolen technology to a pawn shop in Bridgeport and filed a complaint. Trumbull police went to the pawn shop and retrieved the four iPods, which police estimated cost $450 each.
Armstrong was held on a $2,000 bond before he was processed and released with a promise to appear in court Friday, July 10.
A Bridgeport man was arrested for possession of narcotics on Main Street, near the off ramp of the Merritt Parkway, at 2:24 a.m. Wednesday, July 1.
Police said Jordan Simanca-Castellanos, 23, was found with 3.9 grams of cocaine and under a half ounce of marijuana in his car after he tried to lose a police officer who was following him coming off the highway.
According to police, Simanca-Castellanos was first noticed driving with tinted windows. A police officer finally pulled him over after a brief pursuit and he admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the night. Police then conducted a search of the vehicle and found three bags containing cocaine, another bag containing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
A body search found another bag of cocaine on Simanca-Castellanos.
He was processed and released with a promise to appear in court Monday, July 13.