Police log: Motorcycle thief, hand bite, and off-road DUI
The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, March 29 and Monday, April 4:
Motorcycle thief arrested
An Ansonia man was arrested for burglary in the third degree and larceny in the third degree at the Trumbull Police Department at 10:15 a.m. Friday, April 1.
Police said Fabian Rodriguez, 31, turned himself in on a warrant for his arrest that stemmed from a failed attempt to steal a motorcycle from a Red Fox Lane home on Nov. 4, 2015.
According to a report, Rodriguez was badly injured in the attempted burglary after he crashed the motorcycle on Golden Hill Street.
Police said he showed up at police headquarters in a wheelchair.
His wife, Yaritzabel Rodriguez, 33, was arrested at police headquarters on Jan. 16 for interfering with an officer and giving a false statement.
According to a previous report, a resident witnessed the accident in November and called it in to the police, reporting that the bike was left in the middle of the road and that the man who crashed it was picked up off the gravel and thrown into another vehicle by someone who was driving behind him when the incident happened.
An investigation led detectives to St. Vincent’s Hospital, where they were able to find a man — Fabian Rodriguez — who fit the description of the injuries they believed the burglar suffered during the accident.
Initially, police did not want to give away the identity of the suspect, who was being treated for severe leg and head injuries at the hospital that night.
They reviewed the video surveillance footage to see when he was dropped off, and an investigation led them to Yaritzabel Rodriguez, whose vehicle was seen dropping off the suspect.
She told police in November she didn’t know the suspect and said she had found him when she was driving down Main Street in Bridgeport. She added in her statement to police that she drove him to the hospital and left him because she didn’t know him and he asked to be dropped off there.
Fabian Rodriguez was released on two $10,000 bonds and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, April 11.
Wife bites husband’s hand during dispute
A McAdoo Avenue couple was arrested for assault in the third degree and disorderly conduct at their home in Trumbull around midnight Thursday, March 31.
Police said Gerardo Umana, 44, and his wife Patricia Umana, 42, are separated but live in the same home and got into an argument over parenting that led to a physical altercation.
According to a report, Gerardo returned home and told his wife she was too harsh in her discipline techniques with their children. The comment sparked an argument and then a fight between the couple, police said, which led to Patricia calling the police to complain she had been assaulted.
Gerardo told police that his wife bit his hand during the argument and he had a wound on his hand to prove it.
Patricia admitted to biting her husband’s hand but told police that she did so in self-defense. She said she was thrown onto the floor and that her husband put an arm on her neck to keep her from moving, and that’s when she bit him.
He was taken to police headquarters and appeared in court Friday, April 1. She was released at the scene on a promise to appear in court the following day.
DUI on Beach Memorial Road
A Doe Hollow Drive man was arrested for driving under the influence, operating a suspended vehicle, and failure to drive right on Beach Memorial Road at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 30.
Police said Sergey Ronnow, 18, drove his truck off the road and into an embankment before it came to rest on a tree in the woods.
According to a report, Ronnow was able to crawl out of the vehicle and walk up to the street.
Police at the scene observed he had a leg that was bleeding but he refused medical attention.
The report said Ronnow’s breath smelled of alcohol and officers gave him three field sobriety tests, which he failed.
He vomited in the back seat of the police cruiser, the report added, before he arrived at headquarters. He declined to take a breath test at the Trumbull Police Department and was released on a promise to appear in court Thursday, April 7.