Police log: Interfering with an officer, DUI in the snow, and stealing from Macy's
The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 25:
Interfering with an officer during DUI stop
A Magnolia Road man was arrested for possession of alcohol by a minor, driving under the influence, failure to drive right, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana less than a half-ounce on White Plains Road at 2:28 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.
Police said Nicholas Marini, 19, was driving northbound and swerved into the southbound lane of White Plains Road near the entrance ramp of Route 25.
According to a report, he crossed over the double yellow line and almost hit a police vehicle before an officer pulled him over.
The officer smelled marijuana coming from the car, the report said, and asked Marini and his passenger to get outside the vehicle.
The passenger, Antonio Lanchaster, 19, of Bridgeport, refused to cooperate with the officer’s search of the vehicle, according to police, and was rowdy and disruptive to the point that he needed to be placed on the ground and cuffed.
Lanchaster was charged with interfering with an officer and posted a $5,000 bond.
He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Marini, who took the drug charges, posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Feb. 8.
Police said that 1.7 grams of marijuana was found in the vehicle as well as a pipe used to smoke marijuana.
Marini failed a field sobriety test on the scene and had a recorded .12 blood alcohol concentration at police headquarters, according to the report.
In addition to the marijuana, officers found an empty can of Budweiser in the vehicle along with a bottle of Heineken and a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.
Disorderly conduct violates protective order
An Edmond Street man was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal violation of a protective order around noon Sunday, Jan. 24.
Police said Eric Sastram, 50, pushed and shoved his mother and sister during a domestic dispute at their home on Edmond Street, and that he was in violation of a protective order that restricts him from visiting the house.
According to a report, Sastram was asked to shovel snow by his mother but showed up at the residence intoxicated and belligerent.
His sister called the police and asked for help, but the call was disconnected before dispatch could get a full description of the complaint.
The report said police arrived on the scene and he was still on-site. He was arrested and taken to police headquarters where he was held on a $5,000 bond.
He was scheduled to appear in court Monday, Jan. 25.
Back on July 11, 2015, Sastram was arrested for disorderly conduct and threatening in the second degree at the same home at 11:40 p.m.
Police said he threatened to punch his mother during a domestic dispute over money. Although no physical contact was made, Sastram’s brother did confirm to police that a threat had been made at the residence.
Snow bank assists cops with DUI bust
A Bridgeport man was arrested for driving under the influence, operating a vehicle without a license, failure to drive right, operating a vehicle without insurance, and operating an unregistered vehicle on Church Hill Road around 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25.
Police said Edgar Garcia, 36, got stuck in a snowbank on the front lawn of a Church Hill Road residence and damaged a mailbox before a complainant called the cops.
According to a report, Garcia admitted to Trumbull police at the scene that he had had five alcoholic drinks before driving.
He was cooperative, police said, and failed a field sobriety test.
His blood alcohol concentration was a reported .19 at police headquarters.
Garcia was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Stealing from Macy’s
A Yonkers, N.Y., woman was arrested for larceny in the fifth degree at the Macy’s in the Westfield Trumbull mall at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.
Police said Angelique Galarza, 18, was observed entering the department store and picking out several items of clothing to try on.
According to a report, Galarza entered a changing room with a 16-year-old female who was with her at the time of the incident.
Store security heard the shuffling of bags and watched as the two suspects exited the store without paying for any of the items.
The pair was apprehended by security and Trumbull police were called.
Police said the items stolen were $675 in value.
The juvenile was also charged with larceny in the fifth degree and released.
Galarza posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Friday, Jan. 29.