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Police Blotter: Unsecured Loaded Gun Left in Home With Children Nearby

The incident occurred at the home of a Naugatuck Department of Public Works employee, police say.

 

Paul Cantoni, 39, of 3 Valley Drive Ext., Naugatuck, was charged with disorderly conduct, risk of injury to a child and third-degree reckless endangerment. Police say that at 12:23 a.m. on Jan. 1, they responded to his home for a domestic dispute and found a loaded handgun on a kitchen window ledge while his children were in the home.

The Republican-American reports that Cantoni is a Naugatuck Department of Public Works employee and that he is still employed by the borough, where he has worked since 2007.

Edward Gonzalez, 41, of 4 Hettle Lane, Milford, was charged with disorderly conduct by warrant for an incident that occurred on Dec. 12 in Naugatuck.

John Nucolo, 19, of 47 Manorwood St., Naugatuck, was charged with breach of peace and fourth degree criminal mischief. And Matthew Lantieri, 20, of 21 Mulberry St., Naugatuck, was charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal mischief. The reports were not completed.

Kenneth Crocker, 59, of 34 Galpin St., Naugatuck, was charged with second-degree failure to appear and disorderly conduct.

Cinthia Lopez, 30, of 66 South St., Waterbury, was charged with second-degree failure to appear.

Michael Janness, 28, of 39 Maple Drive, Monroe, was charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace after a woman said he grabbed her by the neck and slapped her in the face while in a car before making her get out of the vehicle on New Haven Road at 7 p.m. on Jan. 1, police said.

Jaslin Martinez, 28, of 163 Highland Ave., Naugatuck, was charged with disorderly conduct for striking a man on his shoulder, police said.

Bell Qlarq, 38m of 20B Melbourne Court, Naugatuck, was charged with two counts of second-degree failure to appear.

Roberta Benaitis, 44, of 129 Millville Ave., Naugatuck, was charged with evading responsibility and given motor vehicle infractions for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, police say.

Casey Wallace, 20, of 151 Andrew Ave., Naugatuck, was charged with failure to respond to a payable violation.

A juvenile was charged with breach of peace after entering an acquaintance’s home and trying to instigate a fight with someone at the home on Dec. 27, police said.

Robert Dains, 41, of 443 Freight St., Waterbury, was charged with second-degree failure to appear.

Taylor Hubble, 20, of 92 Cold Spring Circle, Naugatuck, was charged with second-degree failure to appear.

Tyler Larowe, 18, of 15 Seth Drive, Naugatuck, was charged with failure to respond to a payable infraction.

Matthew Radler, 22, of 228 Pole Hill Road, Bethany, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol after being pulled over on New Haven Road at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 27, police said.

Samuel Quiles, 25, of 69 Alder St., Waterbury, and Garlyn Hagwood, 30, of 27 Coleman St., West Haven, were charged with disorderly conduct after pushing each other at the Naugatuck Motor Lodge at 12:04 a.m. on Dec. 28, police said.

Nikita Douglas, 26, of 107 Walnut St., Naugatuck, was charged with disorderly conduct for getting into a fight with a man and causing a cut to form inside his mouth, police said.

Dyshawn McCurvin, 20, of 140 Fulkerson Drive, Waterbury, was charged by warrant with violating his probation.

Joshua Gallegan, 22, of 72 Center St., East Haven, was charged with second-degree failure to appear.

Stephanie Dwyer, 24, of 8 Pond St., Naugatuck, was charged with interfering with an officer after police went to her apartment to locate a robbery suspect, police said. She put her arms across a stairwell to block an officer’s movement, police said.

Jonathan Zulpa, 32, of 113 South Main St., Naugatuck, was charged with third-degree strangulation, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and interfering with an emergency call. The arrest was made by warrant after police say he threw the victim in a bed several times and strangled the victim, who tried to call police until Zulpa grabbed the victim’s phone and smashed it, police said.

Luis Morales, 24, of 34 North Walnut St., Waterbuy, was charged with criminal violation of a protective order.

The above information came from the Naugatuck Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions. All of those arrested are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law. 

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