Police log: Breach of peace, DUI, and fake license
The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, March 15 and Monday, March 21:
Breach of peace at Westfield Trumbull Mall
A Bridgeport man was arrested for breach of peace in the second degree and interfering with the duties of a police officer at Westfield Trumbull Mall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Police said Rashone Strickland, 18, was asked to leave the mall after getting into a verbal argument with a customer in one of the stores.
According to report, Strickland repeatedly ignored mall security’s request to exit the shopping center and dispatch was contacted to handle the suspect.
The report added that Strickland also refused to listen to police when they arrived on the scene.
The first responding officer restrained him and Strickland resisted. He did strike the officer, the report clarified.
A second officer arrived at the scene and helped finally restrain the suspect, who was arrested for breach of peace.
He was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, March 30.
Stopped in the middle of the road
A Bridgeport man was arrested for driving under the influence, operating a vehicle without a license, and failure to drive right on White Plains Road around 2 a.m. Saturday, March 19.
Police said Geinner Mendez, 44, was seen driving erratically by an officer before stopping his vehicle in the middle of the road.
According to a report, the officer pulled him over and smelled alcohol on his breath.
Mendez told the officer he had two drinks earlier in the night.
The report said he failed all three field sobriety tests and refused to submit a breath test back at police headquarters because he was feeling ill.
He was transported to a local hospital by Trumbull EMS.
When he was released, he was returned to police headquarters where he posted a $1,000 bond.
Mendez is scheduled to appear in court Monday, April 4.
Violation of probation
A Bridgeport man was arrested on four counts of violation of probation at the Trumbull Police Department around 12:30 a.m. Friday, March 18.
Police said Javier Kukush, 25, was stopped for failing to have his taillights on, operating a suspended vehicle, and misuse of license plates on Route 108 at 11:13 p.m. Thursday, March 17. He was also charged operating a vehicle without a license and operating a vehicle without insurance.
According to a report, an investigation revealed Kukush had four violations of probation under his name out of State Police Troop G and he was brought to Trumbull headquarters where he was charged.
Each count had a $5,000 bond, which he posted.
Kukush is scheduled to appear in court Monday, April 4.
A Bridgeport man was arrested for forgery in the second degree and interfering with the duties of an officer on Old Town Road at 3 a.m. Thursday, March 17.
Police said Javier Davila-Caraballo, 36, went through a stop sign and was pulled over.
According to a report, the license he provided to the officer was forged and came back invalid through the system.
An investigation concluded Davila-Caraballo’s license was suspended and he was given a misdemeanor for failure to drive right and driving with a suspended license.
He was arrested for producing the fake license and was transported to Trumbull police headquarters.
Davila-Caraballo was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, March 28.