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Naugatuck police recently filed the following charges:

Meghan Elizabeth Lacroix, 39, of 879 Howe Ave., Shelton, was charged March 13 with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance or more than half ounce of cannabis.

Police reported on March 13 at approximately 6:10 p.m. officers were dispatched to Walmart, 1100 New Haven Road, on a report of a suspicious motor vehicle in the parking area. Through the officer’s investigation, police reported, the accused was found in the vehicle in the parking area in possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The accused was released on $1,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 23.

Jivon Williams, 24, of 36 William St., Bristol, was charged March 14 with interfering with an officer/resisting and reckless driving.

Police reported on March 14 the accused was arrested on an active arrest warrant. Police reported the warrant was from an incident where the accused failed to heed the officer’s instructions during a motor vehicle stop. Police reported the accused revved his engine and spun his tires while fleeing the scene. Police reported the accused caused damage to property and narrowly struck officers on scene. The accused was later released on a
$5,000 surety bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 1.

Patrick Bennett, 34, of 156 Hollister St., Manchester, was charged March 14 with sixth-degree larceny.

Police reported on March 14 the accused was arrested on an active arrest warrant. Police reported the warrant was from a larceny incident at Walmart, 1100 New Haven Road, on Feb. 20, 2020. Police reported he accused refused to cooperate and fled from the scene operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. The accused was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 1.

Saraphina K. Mendonca, 31, of 273 Caroline St., Derby, was charged March 14 with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny.

Police reported on March 14 officers were dispatched to Walmart, 1100 New Haven Road, on a report of a shoplifting from the store. Police reported loss prevention advised that they observed the accused conceal merchandise, with an accomplice, totaling over $504.44 and exit the store without paying for items. The accused was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 8.

Cheyenne Tami Johnson, 18, of 273 Caroline St., Derby, was charged March 14 with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny.

Police reported on March 14 officers were dispatched to Walmart, 1100 New Haven Road, on a report of a shoplifting from the store. Police reported loss prevention advised that they observed the accused conceal merchandise, with an accomplice, totaling over $504.44 and exit the store without paying for items. The accused was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 8.

William Burns, 22, of 8 Pond St. Apt. 2S, Naugatuck, was charged March 14 with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.

Police reported on March 14 at approximately 5:08 p.m. the Naugatuck Police Department was dispatched to 8 Pond St. on a report of an assault. During the investigation, police reported, it was determined that the accused assaulted the victim by striking him in the face, and then leaving the scene. Police reported the victim had a minor injury to his face due to being struck. The accused was picked up sometime later and arrested. The accused was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior court on April 1.

Russell James Pierpont, 44, of 11 Knollwood Road, Shelton, was charged March 14 with violation of protective order.

Police reported on March 14 at approximately 8:35 p.m. officers responded to a residence on a general complaint. Police reported it was discovered through the investigation that the accused was in violation of a standing protective order by being at the residence of the victim. The accused was arrested and released on a $5,000 surety bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 16.

Steven C. Lucisano, 22, of 6 Scott Road, Prospect, was charged March 15 with second-degree failure to appear.

Police reported on March 15 the accused was arrested on an active failure to appear (PRAWN) arrest warrant. The accused was released on a $500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 1.

John Chacho, 28, of 182 Main St. Apt. 4, Naugatuck, was charged March 15 with violation of protective order.

Police reported on March 15 at approximately 8:44 p.m. officers responded to a residence on a harassment complaint. Police reported it was discovered through the investigation that the accused was in violation of a standing protective order by being at the residence of the victim. The accused was held on a $10,000 surety bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 16.

Kayla Martelli, 30, of 60 Oak St., Naugatuck, was charged March 18 with sixth-degree larceny.

Police reported on March 18 officers were dispatched to Walmart, 1100 New Haven Road, on a report of a shoplifting from the store. Police reported loss prevention advised that they observed the accused illegally conceal $155.32 worth of merchandise and exit the store without paying for items. The accused was released on $5,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 1.

Joshua E. Morales, 29, of 48 Curtiss St., Naugatuck, was charged March 19 with second-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny.

Police reported on March 19 the accused was arrested on an active arrest warrant. Police reported the warrant was from an incident where the accused stole lottery tickets from Pete’s Package Store, 380 North Main St., on or about Feb. 25, 2020. The accused was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 8.

Angela Salvati, 39, of 243 Hill St., Waterbury, was charged March 19 with sale of certain illegal drugs, possession of controlled substance or more than half ounce of cannabis and illegal possession of weapon in motor vehicle.

Police reported on March 19 at approximately 3:39 p.m. an officer initiated a motor vehicle investigation in the area of Route 8 north at Exit 28. Through the officer’s investigation, police reported, the accused was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and in possession of an illegal weapon in a motor vehicle. The accused was also charged with additional charges as listed. The accused was released on a $2,500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 15.

Romaine Patterson, 24, of 116 Quinn St., Naugatuck, was charged March 20 with disorderly conduct.

Police reported on March 20 officers responded to a domestic disturbance. During the incident, police reported, both subjects stated they became involved in an argument that escalated when the accused started yelling and punching holes in the walls. The accused was released on $5,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 23.

Zachary William Lance, 25, of 709 Rubber Ave., Naugatuck, was charged March 20 with second-degree breach of peace, second-degree assault-victim elderly or other and interfering with an officer/resisting.

Police reported on March 20 at approximately 7:27 p.m. Naugatuck police responded to Stop & Shop, 727 Rubber Ave., on a reported assault complaint at the store. Through the officer’s investigation and witnesses, police reported, the accused was leaving the store he was involved in a confrontation with the victim. Police reported the accused was upset about how the victim had parked and started to kick and punch the victim’s vehicle.
The victim approached the accused to stop him from damaging his vehicle, police reported. Police reported the accused then pushed the victim onto the ground, punched the victim, and then left the area. Police reported the accused was with another person at the time and they both appeared to be intoxicated. When the accused was arrested the accused resisted and threatened officers, police reported. The accused was released on a $50,000 non-surety bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 1.

William Lance, 57, of 709 Rubber Ave., Naugatuck, was charged March 20 with sixth-degree larceny and interfering with an officer.

Police reported on March 20 at approximately 7:27 p.m. Naugatuck police responded to Stop & Shop, 727 Rubber Ave., on a reported assault complaint at the store. Through the officer’s investigation and witnesses, police reported, the accused had walked past all points of sale at the Stop & Shop with a 30 pack of Budweiser beer without paying for it. As the accused was leaving the store he was involved in a confrontation with a victim unrelated to the larceny, police reported. Police reported the accused was upset about how the victim had parked and started to kick and punch the victim’s vehicle. Police reported the victim approached the accused to stop him from damaging his vehicle. Police reported the accused then pushed the victim onto the ground, punched the victim, and then left the area. Police reported the accused was with another person at the time and appeared to be intoxicated. Police reported when the accused was arrested the accused resisted and threatened officers. The accused was released on a $50,000 non-surety bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 1.

Tammy Messenger, 43, of 55 Porter Ave., Naugatuck, was charged March 20 with illegal operation of motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Police reported on March 20 at approximately 9:43 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Porter Avenue and Spring Street on a report of a suspicious motor vehicle in the area. Through the officers’ investigation, police reported, the accused was found to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The accused was released on $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 9.

Michael Alexander Ruela, 52, of 32 Ruela Drive, Naugatuck, was charged March 21 with illegal operation of motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Police reported on March 21 at approximately 5:33 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of May Street and Hill Street on a report of a suspicious motor vehicle in the area. Through the officers’ investigation, police reported, the accused was found to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The accused was released on $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 9.

Denise Ramos, 57, of 56 Rumford St., Waterbury, was charged March 21 with first-degree criminal trespass and sixth-degree larceny.

Police did not provide further information.

Albert Pangrac, 61, of 89 South Main St., Beacon Falls, was charged March 22 with illegal operation of motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Police reported on March 22 at approximately 7:16 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the Mobil Gas Station, 282 South Main St. 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 drive in the proper lane. The accused was released on $1,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on April 9.

Ramel Alvin Hines, 37, of 46 Fawn Meadow Drive, Naugatuck, was charged March 22 with third-degree assault, third-degree assault-victim elderly or other and disorderly conduct.

Police reported on March 22 at approximately 6:24 a.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 assaulted the victim by biting her left ear. The accused was later released on a $500 surety bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 23.

Dreasia Tania Folk, 21, of 46 Fawn Meadow Drive, Naugatuck, was charged March 22 with second-degree assault, interfering with an officer/resisting and disorderly conduct.

Police reported on March 22 at approximately 6:24 a.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 assaulted the victim with a pan. The accused was released on a $500 surety bond to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 23.

Ernest M. Rowe, 53, of 437 High St., Naugatuck, was charged March 22 with disorderly conduct.

Police reported on March 22 officers responded to a domestic disturbance. During the incident, police reported, both subjects stated they became involved in an argument that escalated when the accused pushed the victim three times that was hard enough to be heard by witnesses. The accused was released on $5,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 23.