Police log: Bent eyeglasses, harassed lawyer and domestic spat
The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, Sept. 15 and Monday, Sept. 21:
A Trumbull man was arrested for disorderly conduct and assault in the third degree at his home on Sallyann Drive at 9:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.
Police said Frank Galletti, 73, got into a verbal argument with his wife over money and then struck her multiple times in the face, as well as pushing her down and knocking off her eyeglasses when she attempted to call the police.
According to a report, Galletti’s wife told police that they had been drinking wine while watching TV and she attempted to record the couple’s argument on her phone, which caused her husband to get even more angry and led to the fight.
Galletti told police that he did knock the phone out of his wife’s hand when she attempted to record the argument, which knocked off her eyeglass. However, he denied hitting her in the face.
The report said that Galletti’s wife did show police a pair of bent eyeglasses from the fight. She told the cops that her jaw hurt but she didn’t want to go to the hospital.
He was given a $1,000 bond, which he posted.
Galletti was scheduled to appear in court Monday, Sept. 21.
Lawyer, receptionist harassed
A Shelton man was arrested for criminal trespassing in the first degree and breach of peace in the second degree at a Main Street law firm office around 12:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.
Police said Joseph Bonitati, 55, had lent a female client of the law firm $5,000 and wanted the money to be repaid to him.
According to a report, Bonitati began harassing one of the firm’s lawyers, who represented the female client, by leaving multiple “four-to-five-minute messages” per day demanding the money be returned.
On Sept. 18, he went into the office where the lawyer worked and demanded to talk to him. When a receptionist at the firm denied Bonitati, he began yelling and screaming at her and refused to leave the building.
The report said that when police arrived on the scene the receptionist was so frightened by the incident that she was uncontrollably sobbing.
Bonitati was released on a promise to appear in court Monday, Sept. 28.
Threatening over laundry
A Shelton man was arrested for disorderly conduct and threatening at a Main Street home in Trumbull at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Police said Richard Conti, 50, got into a verbal argument with his wife, who lives at the residence with her two boys from a previous marriage.
According to a report, Conti followed his wife upstairs where she was doing laundry and saw that she was on her phone. He began to ask her who she was talking to, which led to an argument over money and the two children.
The report said that the wife said she was done with the relationship, which led Conti to make threatening comments, such as “I will put you down.”
He also threatened that he would destroy her refrigerator and other items in the house.
Police said he left the house after the verbal confrontation and he came back to talk to police about the incident.
He was arrested for disorderly conduct and threatening at the home, and was additionally charged with interfering with the duty of an officer when he refused to hand over his firearms in the home.
According to the report, Conti’s bond was bumped from $1,000 to $10,000 due to this additional charge.
He was brought to court the next morning, Wednesday, Sept. 16.