Police log: Route 25 car racing; painkillers and pot bust
The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, Dec. 15 and Monday, Dec. 21:
Highway car racing thwarted on Route 25
A New Haven man was arrested for reckless driving, disobeying the signal of a police officer, and illegally racing on a state highway in the southbound lane of Route 25 at 1:28 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20.
Police said Morris Hill, 25, was arrested after an officer drove behind a group of 15 to 20 vehicles that were set to race on Route 25.
According to a report, the majority of cars drove away from the scene, but Hill’s vehicle’s engine died and he was pulled over.
He told police that he wasn’t participating in the race and that he was only there to watch it.
Police said they’ve received an increased number of complaints about cars racing on the highway and noted that it’s always been a problem with drivers at night.
The report added that the officer on the scene was driving northbound and observed the cars lining up about to race.
Hill was processed and released with a scheduled court appearance on Monday, Dec. 28.
Painkillers and pot found on passenger
A Bridgeport man was arrested for failure to keep drugs in their original container and possession of narcotics at the corner of Chestnut Hill Road and Madison Avenue at 1:54 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19.
Police said Christopher Reyes, 28, was the passenger in a vehicle that was traveling west on Chestnut Hill Road.
According to a report, the vehicle went through a stop sign and a Trumbull police officer smelled marijuana coming from the car.
Reyes and the vehicle’s driver said that they had smoked marijuana earlier but there wasn’t any in the car.
An investigation revealed that Reyes had a bag in his front pocket that contained three and a half pills of Roxicodone and 2.7 grams of marijuana.
The report added that Reyes was in possession of $1,162 in cash; however, he was not charged with intent to sell.
He was processed and released on a $500 bond is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, Dec. 29.