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Naugatuck Police Blotter: March 16-18

The following information was provided by the public information officer at the Naugatuck Police Department. They are allegations until proven otherwise in a court of law.

WOMAN CHARGED WITH LARCENY
Lorraine Plourde, 46, 611 South Main St., Torrington, was charged with sixth-degree larceny and a breach of peace on March 19. No further information was available.

ALLEGED PHONE HARASSMENT ENDS IN ARREST
Christopher Matos, 35, 64 Nancy Lane, Naugatuck, was charged with a criminal violation of a protective order on March 19 after police took him into custody from 66 Nancy Lane. Police said Matos violated a protective order after he contacted the victim several times by phone. Matos was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and was scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 20.

PD: MAN DRANK WHILE DRIVING
Ladisomar Lugo, 23, 18 Hazel St., Hartford, was charged with driving under the influence, drinking while driving a car and a failure to have lights lit after police pulled him over on South Main Street at 1:13 a.m. on March 20. Lugo was released on a $500 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 29.

WOMAN CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT
Patricia Smith, 59, 136 Thunderbird Drive, Naugatuck, was charged with disorderly conduct on March 20 after police responded to 136 Thunderbird Drive for a domestic disturbance between a mother and a stepdaughter. During an argument, police said Smith struck the victim in the face, although no injuries were reported. Smith was released on a $500 non-surety bond and was scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on March 21.

Allison Dederer Romano March 21, 2012 at 04:07 PM
So...Mr. Lugo was arrested for "driving while driving a car"? Wow, the cops are REALLY cracking down on distractions behind the wheel! ;-)
Ronald DeRosa (Editor) March 21, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Yep, caught me. Just fixed the error. I still thinking "driving while driving" would be an interesting criminal charge. - RD, editor
Rocky Vitale March 21, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Darn. I usually catch you. Next time.
Pat D March 22, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Ronald, A suggested addition to the police plotter, could we also include the revenue that the police brought in the week? I'm sure they have to report the fines and tickets they issues, it would be a great way for the police to show they are adding value in this time of difficult budget needs.
Jim March 22, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I don't believe the police department is supposed to be a revenue producing agency. Yes they do issue tickets and parking tags, but tickets for motor vehicle infractions are not paid to the town, they are paid to the state and the town is supposed to receive a small stipend from the ticket...how long that takes to get here is anyone's guess. The amount of money they do eventually receive from the state from those tickets is in no way any type of barometer as to their productivity. If for example last year, 5,000 people got a speeding ticket in town and this year only 100 did, that could mean that people got the message last year and are now observing speed limits and driving safer...you cannot put a value on that.
Mike March 22, 2012 at 05:44 PM
I don't care how much or little money they bring in as long as they are preventing crime and keeping the town/people safe.
barb March 23, 2012 at 03:30 PM
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