Middletown Police report the following incidents:
SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On Dec. 22 at 7:30 a.m., Mustafa A. Ar-Rasheed, 73, of South Street, Portland, turned himself in on an outstanding warrant.
STOP SIGN VIOLATION, OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN LICENSE SUSPENDED — On Dec. 20, police saw Kyle A. Secore, 23, of Highland Avenue driving from Wadsworth to West Street without stopping for a stop sign.
SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On Dec. 21 at 5:47 p.m., Reginald Greene of LaBella Circle was seen by police jaywalking across Main Street near Washington and was found to have an outstanding warrant. When asked, Greene said he didn’t know he had a court date. He was cooperative when fingerprinted, police say, but wouldn’t sign his rights, UAR and property inventory sheets.
SIXTH-DEGREE LARCENY — On Dec. 21, Kevin G. Prout of Silver Street was recognized at Stop & Shop on East Main Street by security as having shoplifted before. Prout selected four rib-eye steaks valued at $59.24, walked to aisle 14 and concealed them in his sweatshirt, police say. He has had several prior arrests for sixth-degree larceny. Prout told officers he stole the steaks because he needed food for the holidays.
BREACH OF PEACE — On Dec. 19, police arrived at Stop & Shop on East Main Street on the report of a past altercation between employees. The victim said Cameron K. Bailey, 20, of Gulf Quarry Road, Haddam, assaulted him after Bailey asked the victim about a incident between him and Bailey’s younger brother at the Durham Fair three months ago. When the victim was punching out his time card, Bailey and he spoke about the victim threatening to beat up the younger brother, who then “sucker punching” the victim in the back of the head. Bailey reportedly said, “No, I know what happened at the Fair, you better stop messing with my brother or I am going to kick your [expletive].” The victim said Bailey pushed his back, causing him to tumble down the stairs; pushed him again and punched the victim in the face. Police confirmed the story via video surveillance. Bailey told police, “we used to be friends a long time ago so I was surprised he would disrespect me like that” and the victim was “giving him dirty looks ever since he started working at Stop & Shop.”