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Naugatuck Man Issues Nine Bad Checks at Big Y

The Naugatuck Police Department's latest crime blotter also shows arrests for thefts, assaults, DUI and drugs.

 

A Naugatuck man was arrested after writing nine bad checks totaling more than $300 to Big Y World Class Markets, police said.

William Hammond, 63, of 37 School St., Apt. C, wrote checks of $125, $107, $79 and other smaller amounts at the Big Y on Bridge Street, police said.

Hammond, who was arrested by warrant Monday, was charged with five counts of sixth-degree larceny: shoplifting and five counts of issuing a bad check.

He was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and is expected to be arraigned at Waterbury Superior Court on March 20.

Anilson Aviz, 40, of 105 Grove St., Naugatuck, was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief after he banged and kicked the victim’s house door to gain entry at 9:13 p.m. on Saturday, police said.

Aviz’s girlfriend, Opal Keegan, sent an email to Patch stating that Aviz was trying to speak to two men whom she said are renting an apartment from Aviz's 70-year-old mother and are refusing to pay rent. Keegan said she believes Aviz’s mother is being taken advantage of, and that her boyfriend was trying to help.

Aviz was released on a $10,000 court set bond and is scheduled to be arraigned on March 20 at Waterbury Superior Court.

James Lee, 60, of 151 Andrew Mountain Road, Naugatuck, was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and criminal violation of a protective order. He was arrested by warrant after police said he entered the victim’s home without permission and hit the female victim on Feb. 27, police said. He was released on a $100,000 court set surety bond.

Two juveniles at City Hill Middle School were charged with breach of peace after police say they ran through the school hallways yelling profanities, police said.

A Shelton man is accused of stealing $300.53 worth of tools from Walmart last week.

Stefano Cervera, 27, of 205 Nichols Road, was charged with sixth-degree larceny: shoplifting. He was given an arraignment date of March 20 at Waterbury Superior Court.

Taryn Mesaros, 26, of 22 Wilson St., Naugatuck, was charged with disorderly conduct after police said she kicked a bedroom door, causing damage, at 9 p.m. on Thursday. She was released on a $500 non-surety bond.

Rachel Cohen, 21, of 7 Jean St., Wolcott, and Stephen Kennedy, 31, of 8 Pond St., Apt. 2S, were charged with criminal violation of a protective order and breach of peace after pushing one another at 2:49 a.m. on Saturday, police say. They were released on $5,000 non-surety bonds.

Erica Saunders, 21, of 241 Meriden Road, Waterbury, was charged with second-degree failure to appear.

Jan C. Lugo, 23, of 1266 Lindley St., Bridgeport, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol after being pulled over for a motor vehicle investigation on Route 8 North at 3:03 a.m. on March 9, police said.

Dawn Meade, 36, of 217 Scott St., Naugatuck, was found in possession of a hypodermic needle containing heroin during a motor vehicle stop at 4:44 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, police said. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance: narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to be arraigned on March 20 at Waterbury Superior Court.

Scott Grosso, 28, of 136 Westbury St., Watertown, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, possession of less than one half ounce of marijuana and illegal operation of a motor vehicle under a suspended license after being pulled over on Terrace Avenue at 8:25 p.m. on Saturday, police said. He was released on a $2,000 surety bond and scheduled to be arraigned on March 21 at Waterbury Superior Court.

Note: Those arrested are innocent unless found guilty in a court of law. 

chuck March 17, 2013 at 12:53 AM
After the ruse worked the first time he said to himself, "Geez, this is easy. I never have to work again. I'll just write useless checks to the Big Y the rest of my life." Just think people......this clown will be released in a couple of months from jail. What are the odds he gets a real job and becomes productive in society?? God help us.....
doris noel March 19, 2013 at 01:14 AM
Cmon Chuck. Sounds like he is spirling hopefully someone will help him. Be thankful he got caught robbing s store and not his friends or family. If he had a job maybe he would stop stealing. Some times people need a hand up.
chuck May 07, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Doris.....are you kidding???? You graduate to store stealing after you've bled your family and friends dry. Career loser @ 63 yrs old. Had a million helping hands already. A drain on society.

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