During the investigaion, police learned that Dennis Bonazzoli, (no age given) of 455 Grace Trail, had been visiting with his minor-aged children when he got into an argument with their mother.
The argument turned physical at one point, and Bonazzoli reportedly struck the woman while she was holding one child, knocking her and the child to the ground.
Bonazzoli was subsequently taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault, second-degree breach of peace and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.
He was released after posting $10,000 bond for court Aug. 1.
ORANGE POLICE were dispatched to the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road on a theft complaint Dec. 23 at 1:42 p.m.
According to the report, restaurant employees observed Brian Novicki, 34, of 94 Rosewood Ave, New Haven, stealing an empty beer keg from a storage area, then recorded his license plate number for police.
Officers reportedly recognized Novicki, as the department had previously arrested him this year for doing the same thing.
Police located him and the stolen beer keg a short time later. He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny.
He was released on $500 bond for court Jan. 5.
OFFICERS RESPONDED to the Outback Restaurant, 132 Marsh Hill Road, in regards to a theft on Dec. 20 at 8:18 p.m.
During the investigation, officers learned that Melissa Johnston, 32, of 37 Freemont Ave., Milford, had come into the restaurant to pick up a take-out order. On her way out, she reportedly reached behind the cash register and grabbed an employee’s purse, then ran to her car.
The employee was able to stop her and retrieve the purse before Johnston could get away.
Police found Johnston at her home a short time later. She was subsequently taken into custody and charged with attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny.
She was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 7.
A WEST HAVEN MAN reportedly selected two sets of speakers and a GPS Unit (with a total combined value of $229.97) at Target, 25 Boston Post Road and left the store without paying on Dec. 16 at 3:54 p.m.
According to the report, store security guards stopped Joseph Kasfeldt, 31, of 144 Elm St #18, West Haven, and detained him for police.
Kasfeldt was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 5.
POLICE WERE CALLED to the Kohl’s store, 250 Bull Hill Lane, on a reported shoplifting complaint, Dec. 21 at 8:40 p.m.
Responding officers learned that Nicole Medor, 27, of 152 Star St, New Haven, along with two juveniles, had selected $472 worth of merchandise from the store and left without attempting to pay.
Store security caught and detained the three for police. The adult was subsequently taken into custody and charged, with sixth-degree larceny and risk of injury to a minor.
The two juveniles were referred to juvenile court.
Court Status: Held on $1000 bond, court date 12/23/2014
According to the report, the man who filed the complaint stated that he was talking to a friend in the parking lot when the woman’s husband, Avelino Munoz, 38, of 5 Greta Street #316, West Haven, arrived and began punching him, then chased him around the parking lot with a baseball bat.
The complainant was able to get into his own car and drive to the police department.
Police said Munoz had his two young children in his car during the altercation. He was taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault, breach of peace, second-degree threatening and risk of injury to a minor.
He was held on $5,000 bond for court June 12.
A 37-year-old Orange resident turned himself in at Police Headquarters on a warrant June 22 at 1:50 p.m.
According to the report, police obtained an arrest warrant against Mario Peraza, 37, of 363 Smith Farms Road following an investigation that began in August 2011, in which Peraza was accused of inappropriately touching an underage person.
He was charged with second-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and risk of injury to a minor.
Peraza was released after posting $25,000 bond for court June 25.
Officers were dispatched to the Sponge Brothers Car Wash, 79 Boston Post Road, regarding a dispute on June 27 at 10:01 a.m.
When officers arrived, they learned that Lilliam Reyes, 24, of 250 Orchard St #2R, New Haven, had entered the business with a package for one of the employees.
According to the report, the employee holds a protective order against her, and she is not allowed to come into contact with the employee in any way. During the investigation, it was also learned that Reyes did not have a valid driver’s license, and had driven herself to the car wash.
Reyes was charged with criminal violation of a protective order and driving without a license.
She was released on a promise to appear in court June 28.
Police responded to the 300 block of the Boston Post Road on complaints of a person wandering in traffic at 9:14 p.m. June 22.
Upon arrival, officers found the 50-year-old Orange resident to be too intoxicated to safely negotiate the roadway.
He was given an infraction ticket, charging walking on a highway while intoxicated, for his actions and medical assistance was obtained.