Police Blotter: March 20, 2012

Persons charged are not guilty until found guilty in a court of law.



On March 13, 2012, William Scalzo, 30, Maple Ave, Bethel, was charged with a domestic dispute when he went to his wife's house. There was no restraining order. He was charged with criminal trespass in the second degree and was released on with a promise to appear. His court date was March 14 at the Danbury Superior Court.


Leah Alexandria West, 38, Hallandale Beach, Fl, was charged with criminal mischief and burglary 3rd degree. West was found at the train station, vandalizing newspaper racks and signage. She was unable to post the $5,000 bond and was taken directly to Danbury Superior Court on March 14.


There have been several accounts of shoplifting unusual items at Target and the Big Y. Captain Cedergren of the Bethel Police Department reports that thefts of items like baby formula and name brand detergent have increased. There is evidence that these items are stolen to be resold by drug users in some of New York City's poorer areas, Cedergren said. He added that items are viewed in terms of how much they are worth in the purchase of heroin.


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