Police log: Domestic incident at Daniels Farm, DUI fight, and Target shoplifters
The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, Nov. 3 and Monday, Nov. 9:
Domestic incident at Daniels Farm
A Stamford man turned himself in on a warrant for breach of peace in the second degree, assault in the third degree, and two counts of risk of injury at the Trumbull Police Department around 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Police said Michael Margolies, 44, got into a physical altercation with his ex-wife in the hallways of Daniels Farm Elementary School on Oct. 30 when he went to go pick up his children from a Halloween party.
According to a report, the children told Margolies they didn’t want to go with him to his house to Stamford. He grabbed one the children by the arm and lifted another child into the air, which made the children upset and fearful, police said.
Margolies left the scene before Trumbull police arrived, but several parents made calls about the breach of peace.
According to a report, the risk of injury charges stemmed from the attempt to grab one of the children and lifting the other one. Police said he pushed his ex-wife, who was trying to stop him from taking the children.
Police said they got a warrant for his arrest, and stopped Margolies when he was attempting to pick up his children a few days later.
He was released on a $20,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Nov. 5.
Target shoplifters arrested
A Fairfield man turned himself in on a warrant for robbery in the third degree, larceny in the sixth degree, and disorderly conduct at the Trumbull Police Department at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Police said Joseph Noreikis, 35, stole $319 worth of items from the Target at the Westfield Trumbull mall on Sept. 26 and got away in a Gray Ford Escape before police arrived at the scene.
According to a report, Noreikis elbowed a store security guard when he was stopped outside the store, which led to his disorderly conduct charge.
Trumbull police were able to find Noreikis when the items he had stolen were returned to the Target at the Hawley Lane mall a few days later by Laura Vita, 35, of Fairfield.
Police said an investigation revealed that Vita drives a Gray Ford Escape and was the getaway driver during the Sept. 26 shoplifting incident.
Running Noreikis’ name in the system, police determined he had been arrested in July for larceny in the sixth degree and the photo on file matched the suspect description given by mall security.
A warrant was written for both Noreikis and Vita, who was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny in the sixth degree. They turned themselves in at police headquarters at the same time.
Noreikis was released on a $25,000 bond and Vita was released on a $2,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and she was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Nov. 12.
DUI and assault
An Oxford man was arrested for driving under the influence, assault in the third degree, and disorderly conduct at the intersection of Route 8 and Huntington Road at 2:33 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.
Police said Glen Fernandez, 45, was seen stopped at a green light near the highway entrance ramp.
According to a report, a Trumbull officer saw the passenger door of Fernandez’s truck open several times and heard the horn honk.
When he drove up next to the vehicle, the office saw a physical struggle between Fernandez and a female passenger.
Police said the female got out of the vehicle finally and was very scared when talking to the officer.
She said Fernandez broke her hand, ripped her hair and slammed her head.
The altercation stemmed from an argument about the victim’s son from another marriage, the report said.
She had visible scratches and bruises on her body, the report added, and was transported to the hospital by Trumbull EMS.
Fernandez told police that the victim had struck him and that he only was fighting back. According to the report, though, there was no evidence to indicate that had happened.
He failed several field sobriety tests before being brought to police headquarters.
He was released on a $2,500 bond for the assault charges and $500 for the DUI charge.