A state investigation into illegal sales at The Family Market at 129 Rubber Ave. has led to the arrest of one store employee.
Mohammad Alam, 48, of 46 Proctor St., Waterbury, was in possession of and attempting to sell banned items including synthetic marijuana, untaxed cigarettes, counterfeit DVDs and CDs, and counterfeit iPhones, police said.
Alam was charged with illegal use of counterfeit markings and criminal simulation. He was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and will be arraigned on Friday, Sept. 14, at Waterbury Superior Court.
A 22-year-old Winsted man is accused of stealing $810 cash and a $300 cell phone from his former employer in Naugatuck.
James Gadreault, Jr., of 52 Maloney Court, was charged with fourth-degree larceny for the crimes that occurred in June, police said.
He was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and will be arraigned Sept. 19 at Waterbury Superior Court.
Two Florida residents are accused of stealing a 32-inch Emerson TV from Walmart in Naugatuck.
Donald Harringon, 40, and Melissa Moores, 36, of 2419 Gulf to Bay Road, Clearwater, Fla., were charged with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy at sixth-degree larceny.
A 23-year-old Beacon Falls man was charged with sixth-degree larceny after stealing $4.21 worth of clothing from Walmart on New Haven Road, police said.
Howard O’Dell of 34 Gruber Road was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and will be arraigned on Sept. 19 at Waterbury Superior Court.
A local woman was arrested twice within the span of two hours early Friday morning.
At 2:19 a.m., Joyce Lamas, 51, of 123 Morning Dove Road, Naugatuck, was arrested at 64 Nancy Lane after getting into an argument with someone she was not supposed to have contact with per a court order.
At 3:49 a.m., police were dispatched to Sullivan’s Café on Church Street after police saw her arguing in a car with the same person she had argued with earlier, police said.
She was charged with criminal violation of a protective order and violation of conditions of release for contacting someone he was not supposed to per a court order.
Edward Raimo, 27, of 129 Lewis St., Naugatuck, was charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct after hitting an acquaintance over the head with a glass table, police said. The victim was taken to Waterbury Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Raimo will be arraigned Sept. 19 at Waterbury Superior Court.
A Cheshire man was charged with evading responsibility after striking a 25mph sign and driving over mulch near Cumberland Farms on Rubber Avenue at 1 a.m. Friday.
He was later found at his home at 24 Brubaker Road in Cheshire and charged with evading responsibility. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond.
Timothy Clark, 36, of 274 North Main St., Naugatuck, was charged with sixth-degree larceny after stealing items valued at $109.99 from Walmart in Naugatuck. He was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and will be arraigned on Sept. 19 at Waterbury Superior Court.
John Brown, 26, of 266 Morning Dove Road, Naugatuck, was charged with possession of less than a half-ounce of cannabis and second-degree failure to appear. He was released on a $1,500 surety bond and given a court date of Sept. 19 at Waterbury Superior Court.
Eric Gafney, 38, of 133 West St., Seymour, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol after being pulled over at 3:38 a.m. Saturday on Church Street. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond and will be arraigned Sept. 20 at Waterbury Superior Court.
Stephanie Lucisano, 21, of 193 Spring St., Naugatuck, was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct for spitting on her brother several times during an argument, police said.
Trina Amato, 33, of 50 West St., Waterbury, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol after police pulled her over on Platts Mill Road at 7:14 p.m. on Saturday. She was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and will be arraigned Sept. 20 at Waterbury Superior Court.
NOTE: The above information was provided by the Naugatuck Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not equate to a conviction. Those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.