The Naugatuck Police Department recently filed the following charges. Please note that an arrest does not equal a conviction and that those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Michael Melendez, 36, of 30 Woodside Ave., South Windsor, was charged by warrant with third-degree larceny for a theft of a motor vehicle that occurred on July 9, 2011, in the parking lot of Cumberland Farms on North Main Street. Police say Melendez stole a Ford E250 van.
Nathan Araujo, 23, of 128 Gorman St., Naugatuck, was charged with tampering with evidence and third-degree hindering prosecution for an incident that occurred on Aug. 6, 2011. Police said they attempted to pull a vehicle over, but it didn’t stop and struck the right side of a police cruiser. Araujo was a passenger in the vehicle, police said.
A local teenager has been charged with stealing a BMW and a Hyundai Elantra from acquaintances. Tywonne Saunders, 18, of last known address 13 Ridge Road, was located in the driver’s seat of the stolen Hyundai on Waterville Street in Waterbury on April 14, police said. He then broke from the grasp of an officer who attempted to arrest him, and was charged with second-degree larceny, third-degree larceny, escape from custody and interfering with an officer.
Todd Walker, 35, of 3 Bristol St., Waterbury, was charged with third-degree forgery and sixth-degree larceny for stealing an acquaintance’s check and cashing it for $200, police said.
Tammy Adamowicz, 32, of 370 Rubber Ave., Naugatuck, was charged with third-degree larceny for stealing an acquaintance’s Honda Civic in July, police said. The vehicle was recovered in Torrington a couple weeks later, police said.
Kenneth Crocker, 59, of 34 Galpin St., Naugatuck, called Naugatuck police to report that “the governor was going to be involved in a shoot out,” according to a Naugatuck police report. When officers went to his home, he became angry and stepped toward officers in an aggressive manner, police said. He was charged with breach of peace and admitted to Waterbury Hospital for evaluation.
Krystal Matyasovszky, 23, of 38 Hawkins St., Derby, was charged with sixth-degree larceny for stealing Listerine breath strips and Severe Pain Orajel worth $13.06 from Walmart on New Haven Road, police said.
Cristin Townsend, 23, of 333 Ledgewood Road, Watertown, was charged with driving under the influence after being pulled over last week on South Main Street, police said.
James Reagan, 31, of 238 High St., Naugatuck, was charged with driving under the influence after being pulled over last week on Olive Street, police said.
Ryane Kovacs, 29, of 82 Atwater Ave., Derby, was charged with disorderly conduct after a fight with her sister in which she pushed her sister and put her in a head lock, police said. Her sister, Rachael Montez-Perez, 32, of 16 Sheffield Lane, Naugatuck, was also charged with disorderly conduct for punching her sister, police said.
Kristen Livolsi, 41, of 171 Union City Road, Naugatuck, was charged with driving under the influenceafter being pulled over on Union City Road over the weekend, police said.
Michael Quintero, 26, of 17 Pond St., Naugatuck, was charged with second-degree failure to appear.
Tiffany Fratarcangeli, 27, of 295 High St., Naugatuck, was charged with breach of peace and criminal violation of a protective order for going to her boyfriend’s home and banging on the door, in violation of a protective order, police said.