Police log: Cartoon dispute, snowblower fight, and DUI in reverse
The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, Feb. 2 and Monday, Feb. 8:
Dispute over TV, cartoons leads to threatening arrest
A Lindberg Drive woman was arrested for threatening in the second degree and disorderly conduct on Main Street at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.
Police said Donna Vitino, 53, got into a physical altercation with a woman who is staying at her house and threatened to kill the woman if she didn’t move out.
According to a report, the female complainant has been living at Vitino’s home with her grandmother, her daughter, and her granddaughter since Thanksgiving and there has been some hostility in the home recently.
Vitino was accused of throwing away the complainant’s possessions and food, the report added.
With tension building in the home, the two women got into a confrontation on Feb. 6 when the complainant came home to find that Vitino had locked the TV cabinet, preventing the two juvenile girls from watching cartoons that morning.
The complainant told police she asked Vitino to open the cabinet and Vitino responded by telling her to get out of her home.
The verbal argument turned physical when Vitino thrust herself on the female complainant, the report said, and that’s when she began making serious threats before she was finally pulled off.
Police said Vitino wasn’t home when they responded to the call but they later saw her vehicle at a gas station on Main Street, where they took her into custody.
She posted a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Monday, Feb. 8.
Cops: rollover crash caused by DUI
A Plymouth Road man was arrested for driving under the influence, reckless driving, and failure to drive right at the Trumbull Police Department around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.
Police said Joseph Bacco, 46, caused a rollover accident on Main Street and Edison Road on Dec. 20, 2015, and was taken to the hospital for head injuries from the accident.
According to a report, Bacco was driving northbound on Main Street when he crossed over the double yellow line before hitting a southbound vehicle and flipping his car over.
Police said Bacco turned himself in on a search warrant after the hospital sent over his blood and urine samples, which showed his blood alcohol concentration was .16.
He was released on a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Monday, Feb. 15.
Threatening over bank transfer problem
A Bridgeport man was arrested for threatening in the first degree and breach of peace in the second degree at the Trumbull Police Department around 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5.
Police said Lou Longwa, 56, got into a dispute with a bank manager at Wells Fargo on Hawley Lane over an error with a bank transfer that happened in January 2015.
According to a report, Longwa wanted the money put back in his account and the manager told him to call customer service to settle the issue.
It was an answer that Longwa didn’t receive well, police said, as he got angry and began making threats to the employee, including “you’re going to get shot.”
Trumbull police created a warrant but weren’t able to make contact with Longwa, the report added. He was picked up by the Bridgeport Police Department for another crime that took place Feb. 4 and was brought to Trumbull headquarters the following day.
He posted a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Friday, Feb. 12.
Snowblower starts physical argument between aunt, niece
A Lullwater Road woman was arrested for assault in the third degree at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.
Police said Erin Mallon, 32, pushed her aunt during a verbal domestic dispute at the Lullwater residence that the two live in together.
According to a report, Mallon’s husband started a snowblower in the garage, which sparked an argument between the two women.
The aunt, who called the police on her niece, told Mallon’s husband to start the machine outside to prevent fumes from coming into the house.
This led Mallon to confront the woman and eventually shove her with both hands, police said.
Mallon’s husband gave responding officers a different story as to what happened, according to a report.
There were no injuries and no property damage reported.
Mallon was released on a promise to appear and was scheduled to appear in court Monday, Feb. 8.
Asleep at the wheel, vehicle in reverse
A Fairview Avenue man was arrested for driving under the influence on Huntington Turnpike at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Police said Patrick O’Neill, 41, was found asleep at the wheel with his vehicle stuck partially in the southbound lane of the road and partially on the lawn of a Huntington Turnpike residence.
According to a report, O’Neill’s vehicle had its rear reverse lights on when officers responded to the scene.
The driver was awakened by police, turned the vehicle on, and put it in park. He told police that he thought he was in Monroe and admitted to having had five drinks prior to getting in his vehicle.
The report said he was compliant at the scene and failed all three field sobriety tests.
At police headquarters, his blood alcohol concentration was reported to be .15.
He was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Feb. 22.