Police news: Driver leaves scene of accident

Kara Bonnanzio, 28, whose address was listed on Main Street in Woodbury, was charged with evading responsibility and making an unsafe left turn after an accident on June 23, shortly before 9 p.m.

Police said Bonnanzio was attempting to turn left from Brooklawn Avenue to Villa Avenue when her car struck another.

She left, but police traced a plate left at the scene to Nordstrand Avenue, about one mile from the crash scene.

Officers had contact information for Bonnanzio, who told them she would return to the site of the collision. When she did not after 15 minutes, police went to Nordstrand Avenue, where they found her and the damaged car.

Bonnanzio told police she spoke to the other driver, and only left when that driver did not reply.

Bonnanzio was taken to the hospital after she complained of pain on her right side.

Bond was $50 for court July 2.


Stolen items returned

Someone removed newly purchased items from a car and returned them to a store for cash on June 22.

A Bridgeport woman told police she had spent $130 on products at Hair Town in Bridgeport, then drove to TJ Maxx in Fairfield.

When she left TJ Maxx, the bag, items inside and receipt were gone.

The woman drove back to Hair Town, where she was told a man had just returned the items for a refund, saying his wife did not like the products.

Police are investigating.


Altercation at bar

Alexis N. Diaz, 23, of Beaconview Drive, was charged with breach of peace after police said she had altercations with two different women at 55 Degrees early Sunday, June 23.

Diaz allegedly bumped one woman twice in the bar, intentionally cut in front of that woman in the line for the restroom, then pushed her twice and threatened to kill her.

She allegedly pushed another woman as well.

Diaz was released on a promise to appear in court July 1.


Employee charged with theft

An after-hours employee at The Home Depot was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. June 22 after security reported seeing him on camera taking items out of the store.

Christopher A. Channer, 38, of Beaver Street, Ansonia, was charged with fifth-degree larceny after police said he loaded a Toro lawnmower and a Poulan chainsaw into a cart, wheeling them out of the store through the Garden Department and loading them into a Ford Explorer. That is when he was stopped, police said, and was cooperative with officers.

He was released on a promise to appear in court July 1.



Deborah Ann Rodrigues, 42, of Milford was charged with driving under the influence and failure to wear a seatbelt after police responded to a report of a reckless driver on Black Rock Turnpike shortly before 6 p.m. on June 22.

Police said Rodrigues failed field sobriety tests after she was stopped in a parking lot. Police also said one of her blood alcohol level readings was .209.

Bond was $100 for court July 1.


Daniel Kleps, 24, of Craig Place was charged with driving under the influence after his car reportedly struck the side of the railroad bridge on Round Hill Road around 9:15 p.m. on June 23.

Police said they found Kleps after he pulled his car into the Shell station on the Post Road. Officers said they saw a bottle of vodka on the back seat, but Kleps denied having drank from that.

Officers said Kleps failed field sobriety tests, and that his blood alcohol level read at .23 on one test.

Bond was $100 for court July 2.


Bicycle stolen

A 21-speed Trek 7100 worth $700 was stolen from the Fairfield Metro Center between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 22.

The owner locked the bike, but returned to find the $30 lock cut.


Theft from cart

A woman called police around 8:50 p.m. on June 22, to report that her wallet had been removed from a purse while she shopped at Stop & Shop, 760 Villa Ave., around 5 p.m.

The noticed the black Isabella Fine wallet containing a license and credit cards missing when she went to pay.


Noise complaint

Coleman Church, 20, of Oldfield Road was issued a summons for creating a public disturbance after police responded to a report of a loud party at 3:43 a.m. on June 22.

Police said some people were seen fleeing as officers arrived, but 20 people were found inside and outside of the house.


Purse taken

A purse was reportedly stolen from an employee at a medical office at 1305 Post Road sometime before 10:41 a.m. on June 22.

The imaging technician arrived at 8 a.m. and believes she last saw the purse around 9 a.m.


Footprints on cars

Four juveniles were interviewed in connection with vandalism to vehicles at Jennings Car Service, 491 Kings Highway West, reported June 22 around 11:20 a.m.

An employee reported seeing the four walk through the lot the previous night, asking what they were doing and being told they were walking to 7-Eleven.

The employee later found footprints on the hoods of a Volkswagen and BMW, and dents on the hoods of two BMWs.


Vehicle break-ins

The passenger’s window of a vehicle parked in the garage at Fairfield Cinemas was smashed between 1:25 and 3:30 p.m. on June 21. An iPhone and cell phone were taken.


Dogs barking on Nichols Avenue around 4:30 a.m. on June 23, alerted a resident that a car had been entered. There was no damage, but keys were taken from inside the car.


Loose change was removed from a vehicle in a driveway on Dogwood Lane Saturday night into Sunday morning.


Cash, an iPod and loose change were stolen out of a vehicle parked on Villa Avenue Saturday night into Sunday morning. The vehicle was not damaged.


Offices burglarized

Several basement offices were broken into at 1275 Post Road Saturday night or early Sunday.

A laptop was taken from one office.

A small amount of cash was taken from another office.

A utility closet was also entered, but nothing appeared to have been taken.

Locks were forced open in each case.


Beach dispute

Police could not find a man who a woman said bumped her with his chest during a dispute over walking dogs and the high-tide line at Fairfield Beach shortly before 7 p.m. on June 23.

No one else in the area saw the man after he reportedly left, police said.

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