Middletown Police report the following arrests:
DUI, POSSESSION LESS THAN HALF-OUNCE MARIJUANA, INTERFERING WITH OFFICER — On July 8 at 12:28 a.m., Thomas W. Lewis, 56, of Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, was sitting in a Jeep parked in the lot of Royal Display, 725 Main St., which is closed and known for narcotics activity, prostitution and assaults. When the officer illuminated the interior he saw Lewis reach behind the passenger seat. He began to drive away while watching the officer, who told him to stop four times. Lewis became agitated and aggressive, and as the officer smelled alcohol and found marijuana on him, Lewis fought and kicked at the officer, refusing to be handcuffed. His blood alcohol level was measured at .0886 and .0852 and he refused a urine test.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT — On July 7, Thomas Breedlove, 47, of Sigourney Street, Hartford, was at the Eddie Shelter on LaBella Circle, involved in an assault with another overnight guest. The victim, Timothy S. Stamps, 37, of LaBella Circle said Breedlove punched him several times on his face after Breedlove asked him to turn his loud radio down at 10:40 p.m. because he had to go to work at 4 a.m.
POSSESSION CRACK COCAINE, AND WITHIN 1,500 FEET OF PUBLIC HOUSING — On July 7, Keoviley Luangpraseuth, 43, of College Street was walking on College with a man and police saw him drink from a beer can. A search revealed a white/yellow granular substance in plastic in his pocket — .5 grams of crack.
FAILURE TO RESPOND — On July 7, Anthony Simonelli, 53, of no certain address was a passenger in a car stopped on Main Street with an outstanding warrant from Hartford.
CRIMINAL VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER, INTERFERING WITH OFFICER — On July 7, Paul Dimauro, 21, of Batt Street turned himself into police on an outstanding warrant from a June 24 incident in Melilli Plaza.
PROBATION VIOLATION — On July 7, David Rusgrove, 23, of Twiss Avenue, Meriden, turned himself into Middletown Police for an outstanding warrant stemming from an Oct. 12, 2010, incident on Country Club Road.
SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On July 6, Joan Bassett, 63, of Briarwood Lane turned herself into police on an outstanding warrant from Feb. 2, saying she missed her court date because she was hospitalized.
THIRD-DEGREE ROBBERY, THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT, SECOND-DEGREE BREACH OF PEACE, SIXTH-DEGREE LARCENY — On July 6, police were called to Walnut and Maplewood Terrace for three to four males assaulting another man. One white man was found on the ground with facial bruising, swelling, redness. Four black males, identified as residents of Maplewood by witnesses, the report says, attacked the white man and stole items from him. Police found and arrested Travon M. Jenkins, 19, Rohan Powell, 22, and Brendan Bartell, 19.
DUI — On July 3, Jordan S. Mann, 21, of Mariners Way, Branford, was at Bank of America at 267 Main St., stopped in his car by an officer who suspected he was severely intoxicated. He smelled heavily of alcohol and told police he drank two beers. He failed sobriety tests and his breath test was well over the legal limit. After arrest, he admitted to drinking eight or nine beers.
TWO COUNTS POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL ECSTASY, FAILURE TO GRANT RIGHT OF WAY TO MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE IN CROSSWALK — On July 2, Gabriel Colon, 26, of Grand Street was on Rapallo Avenue and seen by an officer involved in a hand-to-hand drug deal. Colon was highly agitated, reached into his pocket twice and uncooperative about a pat-down, then admitted to having four pills in his pocket. He is known to have convictions for violent crimes with weapons.
DUI, OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE WITH SUSPENDED DRIVERS LICENSE — On July 2, Robert LeClaire, 53, of High Street was seen driving a Chevy Malibu, which hit a parked car, then seen kneeling down urinating next to the car. The officer smelled alcohol on his breath and saw he had glossy and bloodshot eyes. He told police he had too much to drink and should not be driving, failed a sobriety test and submitted to a urine test.
SIXTH-DEGREE LARCENY — On July 2, Kevin G. Prout, 56, of Silver Street was witnessed at Stop & Shop concealing two rib-eye steaks valued at $27.12 in his waistband and exiting the store. He is known as a habitual shoplifter. He told police he stole the meat because his food stamp card ran out of money and he needed to eat.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT — On June 29, Jerell A. Butler, 22, of Grand Street came home intoxicated and made loud noises banging around the house and yelling.
POSSESSION UNDER 4 OZ MARIJUANA, AND WITH INTENT TO SELL, POSSESSION OF CRACK COCAINE, AND WITH INTENT TO SELL LESS THAN HALF-OZ, TWO COUNTS OF WITHIN 1,500 FEET OF SCHOOL, INTERFERING WITH EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANT — On June 29, the narcotics unit executed a warrant at 132 Pearl St. after surveillance revealed Alexander J. Rivera, 31, was with Tumen U. Boldbaatar, 30, of Broad Street and Gordon C. Sorensen, 25, of Main Street who entered the apartment. All three were ordered to the ground and refused; Rivera actively resisted handcuffing, as did Sorensen, claiming shoulder pain. Boldbaatar had been placed on a no-trespass list by the landlord and was arrested only for first-degree criminal trespass. Sorensen was found with two glass smoking pipes and admitted he was there buying marijuana; he was subsequently arrested for only possession of drug paraphernalia and within 1,500 feet of a daycare. Detectives found three bags of marijuana, 1.9 grams; Apple ziplock bags, a didgital scale covered in crack cocaine residue, copper-colored steel wool filters, a cell phone Rivera admitted was his with drug-related text messages, $295 in cash, and several large chunks of whitish-yellow rocks — 9.6 grams of crack. Rivera was arrested for the above charges.
SIXTH-DEGREE LARCENY — On June 28, Maria M. Olmeda, 42, of Main Street, New Britain, was reported shoplifting at RiteAid on Main Street. A loss prevention officer saw her take a NY Playboy perfume valued at $16.95, put the bottle in her pocket and put the box back on the shelf. He approached her and she threw the bottle at him.
POSSESSION UNDER 4 OZ MARIJUANA, AND OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, OBSCURING PLATES — On June 13, Cedric Avery, 34, of Liberty Street was seen by police driving a Chrysler on Main Street with a license plate in the front window at a 45-degree angle. The officer saw a clear baggie of marijuana in Avery’s lap, cigar wrappers, and a hand-rolled cigar with marijuana inside.