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Police: Three Young Children Left Home Alone

The Naugatuck Police Department also recently made arrests for sexual assault of a minor, theft of a motor vehicle, narcotics possession and several other crimes.

Brianna Beers, 28, of 59 Ridge Road, Naugatuck, was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a child after she left her three juvenile children home alone for approximately three hours. The children's ages were 6, 3 and 2, police said.

Beers was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and was scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Oct. 9, at Waterbury Superior Court.

Bruce Clark, 52, of 20 Diamond St., Apt. 2, Naugatuck, is accused of forcing a female juvenile to kiss him, exposing himself to her and rubbing his genitals on her, police said.  He is being held on a $150,000 bond and has not yet entered a plea. He next appears at Waterbury Superior Court on Friday.

Clifford Arnold, 42, of 26 Carriage Drive, Naugatuck, also had a knife near the center console of his vehicle, police said.

While talking to Arnold after the incident on Thursday night, police said they determined that he was intoxicated. He was charged with third-degree assault; third-degree strangulation; disorderly conduct; second-degree hindering prosecution; weapons in a motor vehicle; driving under the influence of alcohol; and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

He was released on a $25,000 non-surety bond and was arraigned Friday at Waterbury Superior Court. He did not enter a plea and his case was continued to Nov. 13.

Brendan McBride, 42, of 68 Stafford St., Waterbury, was charged with third-degree burglary and fifth-degree larceny. The report was not yet completed as of Monday.

Korey Jordan, 19, of 68 Anderson St., Naugatuck, and Dean Battaglino, 19, of 4 Anson St., Derby, were charged with third-degree assault and conspiracy at third-degree assault for punching two people near the intersection of School Street and Anderson Street in Naugatuck on Sept. 20, police said. They were released on $500 non-surety bonds and scheduled to be arraigned at Waterbury Superior Court on Oct. 17.

Carla Francis, 56, of 4 Poplar St., Naugatuck, was charged with sixth-degree larceny: shoplifting after stealing $150 worth of groceries from Big Y World Class Market on Bridge Street on Aug. 13, police said. She was released on a $500 non-surety bond and was scheduled to be arraigned at Waterbury Superior Court on Oct. 17.

Police responded to 302 High St. at 2:45 a.m. Thursday after receiving a disturbance complaint and found a white powdery substance with a broken pen that was being used as a sniffing straw on the kitchen table, according to a police report. Police say Steve Carloto, 18, who lives in the home, would not let a victim leave the residence.

Carloto was charged with disorderly conduct, second-degree unlawful restraint, use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance: narcotics. He was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and was scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 17 at Waterbury Superior Court.

Leonard Shuck, 50, of 348 Scott St., Naugatuck, was charged with violation of a protective order.

Jason Rajcok, 35, of 49 City Hill St., Naugatuck, was charged with breach of peace stemming from a domestic dispute in which he yelled at the victim, punched her door and scratched the victim’s car with a key.

Latasha Smith, 22, and Michelle Choquette, 43, both of 90 Cosco Lane, Naugatuck, were charged with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy at sixth-degree larceny for stealing $95.89 worth of cosmetics from Walmart. They were released on $500 non-surety bonds and scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 17 at Waterbury Superior Court.

A local man accused of grabbing a woman by the neck during a dispute drove to the Naugatuck Police Department while drunk after learning that police were looking for him, according to a police report.

Joel Burdzy, 27, of 45 Laurel Ave., Waterbury, was charged with four counts of second-degree failure to appear in court.

Karly Keating, 22, of 1354 Hamilton Ave., Southbury, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol after driving through a stop sign on North Hoadley Street, police said. She was released on a $500 non-surety bond.

Siblings Lucille Cassone, 48, and Frank Milazzo, 50, were arrested after getting into a fight in the Southwood Apartment complex at 1:27 p.m. on Saturday, police said.

Police responded to 933 Rubber Ave., Apt. 1D, Naugatuck, where they say Cassone picked up a small kitchen knife and began swinging it at the victim, according to a police report. Milazzo suffered a two-inch laceration on his left arm and was taken to Saint Mary’s Hospital for treatment.

Cassone was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct and released on a $10,000 non-surety bond. Milazzo was charged with disorderly conduct and released on a $1,000 non-surety bond. Both were scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Oct. 9, at Waterbury Superior Court.

Daniel Pimental, 42, of 46 Wisteria Drive, Naugatuck, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after being pulled over on New Haven Road at 8:59 p.m. on Saturday, police say. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 18 at Waterbury Superior Court.

Joseph Maerba, 22, of 320 Burton Road, Beacon Falls, was charged with possession of a controlled substance: narcotics and use of drug paraphernalia. The report was not yet completed.

Brian Herpin, 32, of 23 Union St., Naugatuck, was charged with sixth-degree larceny: shoplifting for stealing $26.05 worth of groceries from Big Y World Class Market on Bridge Street, police say. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond and was to be arraigned at Waterbury Superior Court on Oct. 17.

Robert Pelletier, 24, of 501 North Spring St., Naugatuck, was charged with disorderly conduct after a dispute with a former girlfriend; he is accused of wrestling with the victim and locking her out of the residence.

Jaysa  Larrivee, 19, of 501 North Spring St., was charged with disorderly conduct fo her role in the dispute, police said.

They were both released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 9 at Waterbury Superior Court.

Jeremy Sutton, 25, of 396 South Main St., Naugatuck, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol for an accident that occurred at Millville Avenue and Craig Circle, police said. He struck a rock and walked away from the incident, police said. He was also charged with evading responsibility. He was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to be arraigned at Waterbury Superior Court on Oct. 18.

Joseph Coppola, 36, of 33 Forest St., Naugatuck, was charged with third-degree larceny and second-degree criminal trover, damage to a motor vehicle for stealing a vehicle from the parking lot of Cumberland Farms on North Main Street on Sept. 1, police said. Police found the vehicle two days later on Waterville Street. 

Tony Jackson, 39, of 720 Beacon Valley Road, Naugatuck, was charged with first-degree failure to appear in court.

John McDougall, 36, of 160 Andrew Ave., Naugatuck, was charge with breach of peace after trying to hit his former wife during a domestic disturbance on Millville Avenue, police said. No contact was made, police said. He was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond. 

The above charges were released by the Naugatuck Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not equate to a conviction. Those arrested are presumed innocent unless convicted in a court of law.

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