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Naugatuck police recently filed the following charges:

Jack Balzano, 30, of 27 1 Coach Circle, Naugatuck, was charged July 19 with interfering with an emergency call, disorderly conduct, second-degree unlawful restraint, third-degree robbery, use of motor vehicle without permission and two counts of possession of controlled substance.

Police reported on July 19 the accused was arrested on an active arrest warrant at Waterbury Superior Court. Police reported the warrant was from an incident where the accused was involved in a domestic incident with the victim on or about May 21, 2021. The accused was held on a $25,000 surety bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on July 19.

Brandon Enrique Mendoza, 29, of 16 Kingswood Drive, New Haven, was charged July 20 with patronizing a prostitute.

Police reported on July 20 at approximately 7:12 a.m. the accused turned himself in on an active arrest warrant held by the Naugatuck Police Department. Police reported the charges stemmed from an incident, which occurred on Jan. 14, 2021. The accused was held on a $1,500 surety bond and arraigned in Waterbury Superior Court following booking.

Skylar Marshall, 32, of 889 Woodtick Road Apt. 6, Waterbury, was charged July 21 with first-degree failure to appear and sixth-degree larceny.

Police reported on July 21 at approximately 5:08 p.m. officers were dispatched to Ocean State Job Lot, 727 Rubber Ave., for a report of a larceny. After investigation, police reported, it was discovered that the accused stole a fire pit and continued toward Rubber Avenue. Police reported officers then located the accused. Through investigation, police reported, it was learned the accused had a warrant for failure to appear in court. The accused was held on bonds totaling $25,000 and scheduled to appear on Waterbury Superior Court on July 22.

Kimberly Cervero, 52, of 76 Lantern Park Drive Apt. 2, Naugatuck, was charged July 21 with interfering with officer/resisting, criminal lockout and disorderly conduct.

Police reported on July 21 at 6:30 p.m. the accused turned herself in on an active warrant. Police reported the warrant stemmed from an incident where the accused locked the victim out of the home. The accused was released with a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on July 22.

Dezmona Hairston-Guebre, 23, of 1770 Walton Ave. 34b, Bronx, N.Y., was charged July 21 with risk of injury to child, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree assault.

Police reported on July 21 at approximately 6:23 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Cold Spring Circle for a party running around with a knife and a woman reportedly stabbed. While police were en route, police reported, it was reported the vehicle fled the scene. Police spotted the vehicle roughly 2 miles away and stopped the vehicle. Through the investigation, police reported, it was determined the accused had arrived to the victim’s house and they became engaged in a physical altercation. During the course of this, police reported, the accused pulled out a knife and confronted the victim with it causing several small lacerations. Police reported the accused also caused a significant amount of damage to vehicles at the residence. The accused was held on a $50,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on July 22.

Anthony S. Martinoli, 20, of 76 2 Lantern Park Drive, Naugatuck, was charged July 21 with interfering with officer/resisting.

Police reported on July 21 at 6:30 p.m. the accused turned himself in on an active warrant. Police reported the warrant stemmed from an incident where the accused interfered with an officer’s investigation when the victim was locked out of her home. The accused was released with a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on July 22.

Thomas D. Eaton, 67, of 47 Barn Finch Circle, Naugatuck, was charged July 21 with interfering with officer/resisting.

Police reported on July 21 officers responded to Barn Finch Circle for a report of a man attempting to enter a neighbor’s condo. Police reported the accused was belligerent, refusing to leave the victim’s porch and trying to open the front door while the victim was trying to close it. Police reported the accused was trying to get the victim to vote for him for the condo complex management board. Upon making contact with the accused outside his residence, police reported, the accused began to walk away from the officer and ignored the officer’s commands to stay outside as he walked into his own garage. When the officer ran after the accused and attempted to detain him, police reported, the accused refused to comply and resisted being put in handcuffs. Police reported the victim declined to press charges later that evening. The accused was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Aug. 4.

Amanda Meeker, 22, of 184 Chestnut Tree Hill Road, Oxford, was charged July 22 with reckless driving, evading responsibility-injury/property damage and failure to drive upon right.

Police reported on July 22 the accused was arrested on an active arrest warrant. Police reported the warrant was from an incident in which the accused evaded responsibility. The accused was released on $1,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Aug. 4.

Thomas Patrick McAloon, 45, of 24 Lowery Drive, Southington, was charged July 22 with soliciting sexual conduct, fourth-degree sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and disorderly conduct.

Police reported on July 22 at 8:30 p.m. officers responded to 585 Main Bar and Grill in attempts to make contact with the restaurant manager who had an active arrest warrant stemming from allegations made on July 1, 2021, of sexual misconduct with an employee. Police reported the accused allegedly offered an employee money for sexual favors. Upon arrival, police reported, officers located the suspect and placed him under arrest. The suspect was released on a $25,000 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Aug. 5.

Tyler Hamuka, 29, was charged July 23 with illegal operation of motor vehicle without minimum insurance and failure to renew registration.

Police reported on July 23 an officer conducted motor vehicle stop of the accused on Church Street. Police reported the accused was found to be operating a vehicle without insurance and with an expired registration. The accused was released on a promise to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Aug. 5.

Xavier A. Smith, 18, of 55 Andrew Ave., Naugatuck, was charged July 23 with unsafe passing and illegal operation of motor vehicle under suspension.

Police reported on July 23 at approximately 9:41 a.m. an officer initiated a motor vehicle investigation on Morning Dove Road. Through the officer’s investigation, police reported, the accused was found to be operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license while unsafe passing. The accused was released on a promise to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Aug. 5.

Rebeka Ann Reid, 33, of 732 New Haven Road Apt. 203, Naugatuck, was charged July 24 with second-degree failure to appear, possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police reported on July 24 officers were alerted by an off-duty officer of a female he believed to be on narcotics rolling around in the grass on Cross Street. During the course of the investigation, police reported, it was revealed the accused had an active arrest warrant. Police reported further investigating revealed narcotics on the accused’s person. The accused was held on bonds totaling $30,000 and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on July 26.

Jeffrey Kwaame Amankwah, 22, of 90 Celentano Drive, Naugatuck, was charged July 24 with reckless driving, engaging police in pursuit, first-degree reckless endangerment and illegal operation of motor vehicle without tint inspection.

Police reported on July 24 the accused was arrested on an active arrest warrant. Police reported the accused is accused of engaging officers in pursuit multiple times in a several week period. Police reported this warrant is the third arrest warrant served on the accused for similar charges. The accused was on a $15,000 surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Aug. 4.

Justin Na, 29, of 167 Mulberry St., Naugatuck, was charged July 25 with third-degree larceny.

Police reported on July 25 at approximately 11:42 a.m. the accused was located in possession of a vehicle he had reportedly stole on July 23, 2021. The accused was held on a $2,500 surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on July 26.

Jennifer Ann Palladino, 38, of 218 Oak St., Waterbury, was charged July 25 with possession of controlled substance.

Police reported on July 25 an officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on South Main Street. During the investigation, police reported, it was determined the vehicle’s registration was suspended and it did not have insurance. Police reported the officer’s vehicle inventory found the accused to be in possession of narcotics. The accused was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Aug. 4.

Ryan Derosimo, 22, of 1023 Woodbury Road, Watertown, was charged July 25 with illegal possession of weapon in motor vehicle.

Police reported on July 25 an officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on South Main Street. During the investigation, police reported, it was determined the vehicle’s registration was suspended and it did not have insurance. Police reported the officer’s vehicle inventory found a black “Glock” BB gun tucked under the driver’s seat and a large knife between the driver seat and center console. The accused was held on a
$2,500 surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on July 26.

Nilsa Yamire Ortiz, 48, of 42 Pine St. Apt. 121, Waterbury, was charged July 26 with failure to respond to infraction.

Police reported on July 26 the accused was arrested on an active failure to respond (PRAWN) arrest warrant. The accused was released on a $150 cash bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Aug. 4.

James William Warren, 22, of 69 Kingswood Drive, Naugatuck, was charged July 27 with third-degree assault.

Police reported on July 27 officers responded to 909 Prospect St. for a reported assault at Capital Quarry. Police reported officers located the victim who had minor injuries to his right hand and head at this time. Police reported the victim was evaluated by Naugatuck EMS and refused transport. Upon investigation, police reported, it was determined that the accused had physically assaulted the victim, who was a former customer, after being engaged in a verbal dispute. The accused was released on a $1,000 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Aug. 10.

Jamie Mashia, 53, of 158 Coe Ave., East Haven, was charged July 27 with reckless driving, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace and engaging police in pursuit.

Police reported on July 27 the accused was taken into custody in relation to an active arrest warrant. Police reported the original incident occurred on May 27, 2021, where the accused shoplifted several items from Walmart and engaged police in pursuit after fleeing the store. The accused was held on $5,000 cash or surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on July 28.

Jonathan Oneill-Kunkel, 23, of 8 Pond St., Naugatuck, was charged July 27 with reckless driving, operating motorcycle without insurance, operating unregistered motor vehicle, illegal operation motor vehicle under suspension and interfering with officer/resisting.

Police reported on July 27 an officer conducted a motor vehicle stop of an all-terrain vehicle on Lantern Park Drive. During the investigation, police reported, it was determined the vehicle was unregistered, the operator’s license was suspended, and the vehicle did not have insurance. Police reported the accused attempted to evade police after nearly striking a police cruiser. The accused was released on a $500 surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Aug. 10.

Julio Gonzalez-Santiago, 31, of 380 Dover St., Bridgeport, was charged July 27 with third-degree identity theft.

Police reported Naugatuck police were contacted by Fairfield police, who had the accused detained in their custody, due to an active arrest warrant out of Naugatuck. Police reported the arrest warrant stemmed from an incident in which the accused falsified his identity using stolen checks. The accused brought to the Naugatuck Police Department, where he was processed. The accused was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Aug. 11.