Police log: Pringles bottle prescription pills, Main Street assault, and Macy's shoe thief
The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, Jan. 26 and Monday, Feb. 1:
Prescription pills found in Pringles bottle
A Hamden man was arrested for possession of narcotics and failure to keep drugs in their original container at 5:19 p.m. on Rocky Hill Road Saturday, Jan. 30.
Police said Samnang Touch, 34, was charged after the department’s two K-9 units found a Pringles bottle in his trunk that had a package of 30 Oxycodone pills inside it.
According to a report, police were on the scene to investigate an Acura that was reported for suspicious, drug-related behavior earlier in the day.
The car was parked at the end of the cul-de-sac on Rocky Hill Road and was unoccupied when police arrived, the report added.
Police said two females got out of a second vehicle and were about to operate the parked car before the police stopped them and asked what they were doing in the neighborhood.
One of the two females told police that they were being dropped back at their car after shopping at the mall, according to police.
When the police on the scene smelled marijuana emitting from the vehicle and continued to investigate why the vehicle was parked on the road, the other female admitted to having drug paraphernalia in her possession and she received an infraction ticket.
The police called the K-9 units to the scene to further search the vehicle. One of the police dogs got a hint of marijuana coming from the passenger-side door, where a small amount was found.
The other K-9 unit on the scene smelled marijuana coming from the trunk, but when searching the trunk, officers found only a few items, including the Pringles container, which they opened and found the drugs inside.
The females said it was not their car and they did not know how the prescription drugs came to be in the trunk.
The vehicle’s owner, Touch, was called to the scene and admitted to police that it was his vehicle and his drugs.
Police said they found $1,029 in cash in his possession and he was arrested.
Both vehicles were towed and the prescription drugs were confiscated.
Touch posted a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Feb. 8.
Assault, disorderly conduct on Main Street
A Bridgeport man was arrested for assault in the third degree, disorderly conduct and two counts of criminal violation of a protective order on Main Street at 5:34 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.
Police said Rafael Cruz, 25, was invited over by the mother of his child to see his 6-week-old baby despite the fact that the woman has an active protective order against him.
According to a report, the woman lives with her family, and her brother was upset when Cruz entered the home.
A fight broke out between the brother and Cruz after a brief verbal dispute, police said.
The report said a family member called the police, who broke up the altercation and arrested the young father.
He was released on a $2,500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Monday, Feb. 1.
Shoe thief arrested at Macy’s
A Bridgeport man was arrested for larceny in the fifth degree at the Westfield Trumbull mall at 5:12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.
Police said Jose Rivera, 30, used two re-usable shopping bags to steal six pairs of shoes from Macy’s.
According to a report, Rivera was observed on camera walking into the women’s shoe department and put several boxes of shoes in the bags before walking toward the store’s exit.
He was approached by store security and ran away, but hit his head on a nearby pole, causing him to fall, police said.
The six shoes included expensive brands, such as Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren, and cost a total of $710.
Rivera was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Feb. 8.