Police log: Slashed tires, overheated dogs, and DUI bust

A pair of drunk drivers inadvertently turned themselves into police over the past week. One on Tashua Road and the other right in the parking lot of police headquarters.
A pair of drunk drivers inadvertently turned themselves into police over the past week. One on Tashua Road and the other right in the parking lot of police headquarters.

The Trumbull Police Department made the following arrests between Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 14:

Disorderly conduct

A Trumbull man was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal violation of a protective order at his house on Robinwood Road at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14.

Police said Matthew Oleski, 32, began threatening and harassing his mother and brother before leaving the house that morning.

According to a report, Oleski has an active protective order against him for both his mother and brother. Police said that Oleski has a history of mental issues and suffers from multiple personality disorder.

Per his protective order, he’s not allowed to verbally abuse his mom and brother.

The report said he returned home later where he was picked up by Trumbull police.

He was processed and released on a $2,500 bond. He was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, Sept. 15.


A Trumbull man was arrested for driving under the influence and was written an infraction for possession of marijuana near the northbound entrance of Route 25 at 10:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

Police said John Wilcox, 53, of Rutlee Drive was originally spotted driving erratically near the intersection of White Plains Road and Lawrence Road. A report said that an officer followed Wilcox’s vehicle onto Daniels Farm Road where it swerved abruptly to get on the highway’s entrance.

The vehicle was pulled over and Wilcox failed all of the field sobriety tests administered to him at the scene.

Police also found a metal grinder and marijuana in a medical container.

He was processed and released on a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Sept. 21.

Broken wine glass, slashed tires

A Trumbull man was arrested on two counts of risk of injury to a minor, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief in the third degree at the Trumbull Police Department at 8:58 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Police said James Kelly, 41, of Gibson Drive turned himself in on active warrant stemming from an incident that happened on Aug. 23.

According to a report, Kelly and his wife got into a verbal argument about his alcohol intake. Before he left to go to work, Kelly smashed a wine glass into the kitchen sink while his two children were nearby, police said, and grabbed a screwdriver in the family’s garage.

With the screwdriver, he punctured the passenger side tires of his wife’s car.

The report said that Kelly also overturned a bench outside the home.

Police tried to contact him but were unsuccessful, and decided to write up a warrant for his arrest.

The report said he turned himself in on the warrant and attended court that morning.

Two dogs in overheated car

A Sandy Hook man was given a misdemeanor summons for cruelty to animals in the second degree at Home Depot on Monroe Turnpike at 1:15 Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Police said Arthur Vinnamil, 47, left two German shepherds in his car on an afternoon where the heat index was reported to be 97 degrees.

According to a report, the Trumbull animal control officer responded to the scene after the department received a call about the two animals overheating.

On the scene, she attempted to unlock the vehicle but couldn’t and had to call for another cruiser to come and help get the animals out. After the car was unlocked, Vinnamil returned to the car and said he was only in the store for 20 minutes.

After the summons was written, the dogs were returned to him.