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Naugatuck police recently filed the following charges:

Christopher Hepp, 36, of 95 Cold Spring Circle, Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 8 with third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of first-degree criminal trespass.

Police reported on Feb. 8 at 8:20 a.m. the accused was observed walking around multiple residences appearing to attempt to gain entry and was seen climbing a ladder to the roof of a residence. Police reported all residents involved had no associations or prior contact with the accused. The accused was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on March 17.

Police reported on Feb. 8 at approximately 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to 95 Cold Spring Circle for an out of control party. Police reported it was discovered through the investigation that the accused destroyed a wooden fence that was not his property. The accused was located a few streets over, where he was arrested. The accused was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on March 17.

Ruhona Deborah Barno, 29, of 27 Rockview Circle Apt. D, New Haven, was charged Feb. 8 with second-degree harassment.

Police reported on Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. the accused responded to the Naugatuck Police Department to turn herself in on an active arrest warrant. Police reported the arrest warrant was for a harassing message sent to a juvenile on Facebook. The accused was released on a court-set $500 cash or surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on March 24.

Lisa Dean Lawton, 61, of 264 Spencer St., Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 8 with second-degree harassment and violation of home/office health requirements.

Police reported on Feb. 8 the accused was arrested on an active arrest warrant. Police reported the warrant was from an incident where the accused was harassing her tenant with continued unwanted and vulgar messages. The accused was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 1.

Police reported on Feb. 8 the accused was arrested on an active arrest warrant. Police reported the warrant was from an incident where the accused did not supply essential services for her tenant. The accused was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Housing Court on Feb. 24.

Frank Rose, 29, of 23 Woodbine St. Apt. 2, Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 8 with three counts of second-degree failure to appear, two counts of reckless driving, two counts of illegal operation of motor vehicle under suspension, two counts of engaging police in pursuit and interfering with an officer/resisting.

Police reported on Feb. 8 at approximately 10:40 p.m. the accused was brought in by bail enforcement on an active hard copy warrants. Police reported one incident occurred on Dec. 8, 2020, when the accused was found parked in the middle of the road with the vehicle running. During the investigation, police reported, it was determined the accused had and activate PRAWN and was asked to step out the vehicle. Police reported the accused refused to get out and drove away at a high rate of speed. Police reported one incident occurred on Jan. 6, 2021, when the accused was observed driving in town and was known to have an active outstanding warrant. Police reported a motor vehicle stop was initiated and the accused refused to stop and fled the scene. Police reported the accused was also brought in by bail enforcement on active failure to appear PRAWN arrest warrants. The accused was held on bonds totaling $30,000 and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Feb. 9.

Dario Jara, 52, of 933 Rubber Ave. Apt 5L, Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 9 with illegal operation of motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and illegal operation of motor vehicle under suspension.

Police reported on Feb. 9 at approximately 12:55 a.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Rubber Avenue for a report of a vehicle driving erratically. Police reported officers located the vehicle parked in 933 Rubber Ave. with the operator still in the driver seat. Through the officer’s investigation, police reported, it was found that the operator was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and operating the motor vehicle with a suspended license. The accused was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 11.

James Lee Vines, 28, of 66 Alma St., Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 9 with disorderly conduct.

Police reported on Feb. 9 at approximately 8:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to a domestic violence complaint at a residential address in Naugatuck. Through officers’ investigation, police reported, it was found that multiple items in the home had been destroyed. The accused was released on a $2,500 bond and scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 10.

Monica A. Miller, 33, of 17 Mulberry St., Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 9 with illegal operation of motor vehicle under suspension, second-degree larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia and interfering with an officer/resisting.

Police reported on Feb. 9 at 5:36 p.m. police were called to a residence for a suspicious vehicle in their driveway being driven by the accused. Police reported the accused then fled on foot. Police reported it was determined the vehicle was stolen out of Waterbury from a delivery driver. Police reported the accused was located several streets over, where she barricaded herself in a bedroom. After a brief struggle, police reported, the accused was taken into custody, where drug paraphernalia was located on her person. The accused was taken to St Mary’s Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. The accused was held on a $20,000 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court.

Benjamin Delrio, 41, of 183 Red Robin Road, Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 9 with disorderly conduct.

Police reported on Feb. 9 at approximately 5:58 p.m. officers responded to a residence on a report of a domestic dispute. Police reported it was discovered through the investigation that the accused became involved in an argument with the victim that escalated and became physical when, according to the victim, the accused grabbed the victim’s shirt and attempted to pull her out of a bedroom. The accused was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Feb. 10.

Anthony Teixeira, 32, of 326 Woodbury Road, Watertown, was charged Feb. 9 with violation of protective order.

Police reported on Feb. 9 at approximately 6:14 p.m. police were called to a residence on report of a male party yelling at a female party. Through investigation, police reported, it was learned the victim and the offender became involved in an argument over a cell phone and who was being texted. Police reported the argument remained verbal. Dispatch advised the accused had a residential stay away on an active court order of protection. Police reported the accused was located in a closet of the apartment and was subsequently taken into custody. Bond was set at $5,000 and the accused was scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Feb. 10.

Matthew Lewonczyk, 25, of 22 Grove St., Ansonia, was charged Feb. 9 with sixth-degree larceny and third-degree identity theft.

Police reported on Feb. 9 the accused was arrested on an active arrest warrant stemming from a larceny investigation that occurred on Jan. 17, 2021. The accused was transported from the Ansonia Police Department to the Naugatuck Police Department. The accused was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 24.

Victor A. Romero, 34, of 780 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, R.I., was charged Feb. 10 with risk of injury to child, violation of restraining order, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct.

Police reported on Feb. 10 at 5:45 a.m. the accused turned himself at the Naugatuck Police Department on an active warrant. Police reported the warrant stemmed from a domestic incident that occurred earlier this year. The accused was held on a $10,000 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Feb. 10.

Taylor Iva Hubball, 24, of 100 Bartholomew Hill Road, Goshen, was charged Feb. 10 with illegal operation of motor vehicle under suspension, risk on injury to child, second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault.

Police reported on Feb. 10 at approximately 8:21 p.m. officers responded to a residence on a report of a domestic dispute. Police reported it was discovered through the investigation that the accused became involved in an argument with the victim after an incident of reckless driving. Police reported the victim stated the argument escalated and became physical when, according to the victim and witnesses, the accused punched the victim in the head. Police reported the accused the left the area and called the police. The accused was released on a $2,500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Feb. 11.

Daniel Cafasso, 32, of 1081 New Haven Road, Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 11 with illegal operation of motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and failure to drive right.

Police reported on Feb. 11 at approximately 8:37 p.m. officers responded to the Cross Street area on a report of a vehicle off the road on a snowbank. During the investigation, police reported, officers located the described vehicle that crashed on top of a snowbank. Police reported officers determined that the accused was found to be operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs while failing to operate a motor vehicle in the right lane. The accused was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 17.

Rachael Desocio, 24, of 31 Rocco Drive, Wolcott, was charged Feb. 11 with illegal operation of motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, improper turns and failure to drive in proper lane.

Police reported on Feb. 11 at approximately 11:05 p.m. an officer initiated a motor vehicle investigation in the area of Division Street and Church Street by the town hall. Through the officer’s investigation, police reported, the accused was found to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs while failing to maintain a lane and while making a wide turn. The accused was released on a promise to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 1.

Patsy A. Corker, 39, of 105 Scott St., Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 12 with illegal operation of motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, traffic control signals and failure to obey stop sign.

Police reported on Feb. 12 at 12 a.m. a motor vehicle stop was conducted on Rubber Avenue after the accused was observed driving erratically. During the course of this motor vehicle investigation, police reported, it was determined that the accused was under the influence of alcohol. The accused was released on a non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 24.

Saliena Sepulveda, 36, of 48 Washington St. 1r, Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 12 with first-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Police reported on Feb. 12 at 11:37 a.m. officers were dispatched for a report of an unwanted party. Upon arrival, police reported, the accused was identified as the unwanted party and did not reside at the address. Police reported the accused was advised by police per the complainant she was no longer wanted at the address. Police reported the accused agreed to leave. Less than five minutes after police left the scene, police were called back where the accused was located in front of the complainants address again, ignoring police orders not to return, police reported. The accused released on a promise to appear and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on April 3.

William B. McNeil, 35, of 111 Gem Ave., Bridgeport, was charged Feb. 12 with sixth-degree larceny.

Police reported on Feb. 12 at approximately 11:37 a.m. officers responded to Walmart, 1100 New Haven, for a shoplifting complaint. Police reported the accused was seen walking out of Walmart with an unpaid television and left the area in a gold Toyota Camry. Police reported it was later discovered by Beacon Falls police that the vehicle and accused in question crashed down the street from Walmart. The accused was released on a promise to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 17.

Brian Velez, 18, of 933 Rubber Ave. Apt. 9, Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 12 with fifth-degree larceny.

Police reported on Feb. 12 at approximately 3 p.m. the accused was arrested as a result of his possession of stolen property, which stemmed from a stolen motor vehicle investigation reported on Feb. 12, 2021. The accused was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 10.

Jose Israel Perez, 28, of 1853 North Main St. Apt. C, Waterbury, was charged Feb. 12 with possession of controlled substance or more than half ounce of cannabis.

Police reported on Feb. 12 at approximately 9:36 p.m. an officer conducted a motor vehicle investigation on Aetna Street. During the course of the investigation, police reported, it was determined there were narcotics located within the vehicle. After conducting a search of the vehicle, police reported, the officer located 3.2 ounces of marijuana inside the vehicle. The accused was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 7.

Brian Joel Negron, 21, of 1791 North Main St. Apt. B, Waterbury, was charged Feb. 12 with possession of controlled substance or more than half ounce of cannabis.

Police reported on Feb. 12 at approximately 9:36 p.m. an officer conducted a motor vehicle investigation on Aetna Street. During the course of the investigation, police reported, it was determined there were narcotics located within the vehicle. After conducting a search of the vehicle, police reported, the officer located 3.2 ounces of marijuana inside the vehicle. The accused was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 7.

Tiffani Snoe Servidas, 31, of 18 Woodcrest Circle, Milton, Vt., was charged Feb. 13 with illegal operation of motor vehicle under suspension.

Police reported on Feb. 13 at approximately 4:06 p.m. officers investigated a motor vehicle stop on Route 8 Exit 29. Police reported the accused is known to operate a motor vehicle under a suspended license. The accused was released on a $5,000 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 26.

Brian Adrew White, 34, of 841 Woodtick Road Apt. 2, Waterbury, was charged Feb. 13 with possession of controlled substance or more than half ounce of cannabis, operating/towing unregistered motor vehicle and illegal operation of motor vehicle without minimum insurance.

Police reported on Feb. 13 at approximately 6:55 p.m. an officer conducted a motor vehicle investigation on Route 8 north. During the course of the investigation, police reported, 50 bags of suspected heroin/fentanyl were located inside the vehicle. The accused was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 7.

Joseph Nicholas Coppola, 44, of 58 Coen St., Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 14 with first-degree criminal trespass, violation of protective order, third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, second-degree strangulation, interfering with an officer/resisting and disorderly conduct.

Police reported on Feb. 13 at approximately 11:55 p.m. officers responded to the Naugatuck Motor Lodge for a suspected domestic dispute. Upon arrival, police reported, it was determined that a physical domestic incident had occurred at the hotel. During the investigation, police reported, officers observed bruising and marks on the victim consistent with a domestic incident. While officers investigated the incident, police reported, the accused was discovered to still be on scene and was subsequently arrested. Bond was set at $100,000 and the accused was scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior court on Feb. 16.

Shannon B. Mosca, 30, of 223 Ferry St. Apt. 3, New Haven, was charged Feb. 14 with criminal possession of pistol, criminal possession of firearm, illegal alteration of firearm identification, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of less than half ounce of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of weapon in motor vehicle, two counts of possession of controlled substance, two counts of possession with intent to sell, failure to drive in proper lane and evading responsibility.

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John Woodley, 50, of 883 Rubber Ave. Apt. 21, Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 14 with second-degree breach of peace, second-degree threatening and second-degree harassment.

Police reported on Feb. 14 at approximately 4:40 p.m. the accused was arrested on an active arrest warrant, which was from an incident that was reported to the Naugatuck police on Jan. 18, 2021. Police reported the victim reported that the accused was sending threatening text messages and had called the victim several times. The accused was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Feb. 16.

Barry A. Albaugh, 45, of 81 Golden Hill St., Naugatuck, was charged Feb. 14 with third-degree assault, first-degree threatening, interfering with an officer/resisting, criminal attempt at assault of public safety, emergency medical, public transit or health care personnel and disorderly conduct.

Police reported on Feb. 14 at approximately 7:03 p.m. officers responded to a residence for a report of a domestic dispute. Police reported it was discovered through the investigation that the accused became involved in an argument the victims that escalated and became physical when, according to the victim, the accused attempted to punch the victim in the head. The accused was held on a $25,000 surety bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Feb. 16.

Ronald T. Hart, 52, of 258 Saybrook Road Apt. 14, Middletown, was charged Feb. 14 with sixth-degree larceny and two counts of conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

Police reported on Feb. 14 the accused was arrested on active arrest warrants. The warrants were from incidents where the accused was involved in a larceny from Walmart. The accused was held on a surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Feb. 16.