Families Untie; Car Break-ins; 'Suspicious Activity'

The following arrest information was supplied by the Stratford Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Father and Son Wrangle at the Wrong Place

A father and son who came to police headquarters on June 27 to make complaints against each other ended up being arrested for creating a public disturbance in the building's lobby.

According to police reports, officers responding to the incident at 900 Longbrook Ave. found the two men, Gregory Rodriguez, 55, and Joseph G. Rodriguez, 32, both of 260 Hollywood Ave., Stratford, in a “screaming match” concerning an event that took place earlier at their residence, which reportedly involved a “pushing match” between the father and son.

Police charged both men with disorderly conduct. Joseph G. Rodriguez was also charged with violation of a protective order, which a judge previously approved for his parents. Gregory Rodriguez was released on a promise to appear and Joseph G. Rodriguez was held on $2,500 bond. Both were scheduled to appear in court on June 28.

Argument Between Exes Leads to Arrest

Police charged Kenneth Johnson, 47, of 39 Plainview Drive, Stratford, with disorderly conduct stemming from a domestic disturbance complaint on June 27. Johnson's wife came to police headquarters to say that Johnson grabbed her arm and forcibly took a piece of paper away from her, police said. Police said she had a visible injury on her arm.  

Johnson was released on a promise to appear for a court appearance on June 28.

Bridgeport Man Charged with Disorderly Conduct

Benjamin Nieves, 28, of 411 Exeter St., Bridgeport, was arrested by Stratford Police on June 27 on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Police reports said Nieves was taken into custody on a warrant related to a domestic disturbance complaint. He was released on a promise to appear for a court appearance on July 6.

Police Investigating Reports of Stolen Home Depot Goods

Police are investigating a reported shoplifting incident at Home Depot on June 28 in which a store asset protection employee observed a man in an orange vest try to leave the store with $653.53 worth of copper pipe and brass fittings. The suspect struggled with the store security employee before fleeing in the back of a green Dodge pickup truck, police said.

Cars Broken Into on Century Drive

Two men reported their cars were broken into on June 27 while parked in a business parking lot on Century Drive.

Cash, credit cards, a GPS unit and personal papers were stolen. Police said some of the credit cards were used in Stratford that evening before the owners discovered the thefts and were able to cancel the accounts. The thefts are under investigation.

After February DUI, Stratford Man Turns Himself in

Arthur Castellucci, 53, of 115 Alvord St., Stratford, turned himself in to Stratford Police on June 29 after he was notified there was a warrant issued for his arrest.

On Feb. 26, Castellucci was charged with a DUI in connection with an incident on Parkway Drive, police said. He was released this week on a promise to appear in court on July 12.


A Stratford man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for second-degree failure to appear after he was pulled over for a motor vehicle stop on June 27 on Eleanor Street.

Derrick Quire, 26, of 165 Regency Terrace, Stratford, was also charged with no front plate and operating under suspension.

He was released on $2,500 bond for a July 6 court appearance for the warrant charge, and also scheduled for a July 5 appearance on the motor vehicle charges.

'Suspicious Activity' 

A West Haven resident was charged on June 25 with creating a disturbance after he got into a verbal altercation with a woman while parked on Barnum Avenue, according to a police report.

Police received a report of a man acting suspiciously while sitting in a truck at 800 Barnum Ave. He reportedly exchanged words with the woman, who called police.

According to the report, Manuel Rocillo-Duran, 38, of 1050 Campbell Ave., West Haven, told police he had tried to urinate into a container without leaving the truck. He was released on a written promise to appear in court on July 1.

No-Show Arrested Walking Down Elm Terrace

Christine Pierelli, 40, of 7 Elm Terrace, Stratford, was arrested on a PRAWN warrant, which is a paperless re-arrest warrant, for two counts of second-degree failure to appear. An officer apprehended her while she was walking on Elm Terrace on June 27.

She was held on $3,000 bond and scheduled for a court appearance on July 12.


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