Orange patrol officers reportedly observed a car driving erratically westbound on Route 34, Jan 19 at 12:52 a.m.
Police stopped the car and administered roadside sobriety tests to the driver, John Erlingheuser, 42, of 6 Belleview Terrace, Ansonia
Erlingheuser was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) and failure to maintain a proper lane.
He was released after posting $50 bond for court Feb. 4.
THE FOLLOWING morning, Jan. 20 at 1:08 a.m. patrol officers in the same area stopped a car that was driving at a reduced speed (under the minimum speed limit), and had the driver, Charles Malmeth, 22, of 553 Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, perform standardized roadside sobriety tests.
Malmeth was subsequently taken into custody and charged with DUI, driving without a license, possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana and traveling at a slow speed.
It was learned that Malmeth also was wanted on arrest warrants from the Connecticut State Police and the Watkins Glen, NY police.
He was held for court.
Disturbance and interfering
Orange Police responded to a disturbance complaint at Walgreens, 54 Boston Post Road, on Jan. 21 at 2:40 p.m.
Upon arrival, officers learned that Nathan Smith, 57, of 83 Fremont Street, Bridgeport had been loudly arguing with employees inside the store.
During the investigation Smith reportedly began to struggle with an officer and refused to comply with commands. He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with second-degree breach of peace and interfering with an officer’s investigation.
Smith was held for a Jan. 22 court date.