Police Watch [9/7 – 9/15]

Police do not release the names of those 17 years old and younger because they are protected as juveniles or youthful offenders. The Post does not publish the names of those arrested in domestic violence incidents to protect the identities of the victims. The following are this week’s arrests:

BREACH OF PEACE

Mauricio DaRocha, 47, of 9 Arther Street was issued a mismeanor summons for breach of peace Sept. 7 after allegedly engaging in a fight at the Hamill Skating Rink. DaRocha allegededly confronted his wife and a man in her company after following her to the scene. Police claim he admitted striking the man in the parking lot during the ensuing argument. DaRocha was released at the scene and given a court date of Sept. 15.

CARD FRAUD

Jimmy Blount, 22, of New York, N.Y., and Anthony McNeil of Brooklyn, N.Y., were arrested Sept. 8 and charged with larceny, credit card theft, illegal use of a credit card, unlawful reproduction of a credit card, receiving goods obtained illegally, identity theft, criminal impersonation, forgery, interfering with an officer and conspiracy. Police responded to Radio Shack on the date of the arrest on a report of two men attempting to use a fraudulent credit card. Investigation revealed that the accused had used a counterfeit card to purchase a pair of Beats solo headphones at the location, as well as several items from a nearby CVS. The two were held on $10,000 bond each, and were due in court Sept. 15.

CARD FRAUD

Patrick Benfield, 41, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested Sept. 8 and charged with charged with larceny, credit card theft, illegal use of a credit card, unlawful reproduction of a credit card, receiving goods obtained illegally, identity theft, criminal impersonation, forgery, interfering with an officer and conspiracy. Michael Johnson, 39, of Wilkes Barre, Pa., was also arrested at the scene and charged with interfering with an officer and conspiracy. Police responded to Radio Shack on a report of two men attempting to use a fraudulent credit card. An investigation revealed that Benfield had used the card to buy and iPad Air, and possessed additional fraudulent cards. Benefield was held on $5,000 bond, while Johnson was held on $1,000. Both were assigned a Sept. 15 court date.

FORGERY

Jamarr Fowler, 33, and Kiani Henderson, 29, both from the Bronx, N.Y., were arrested Sept. 9 in relation to a possible fraudulent prescription presented at the 1333 East Putnam Avenue Walgreens Pharmacy. Both were charged with illegal possession, forgery and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, with Fowler earning an additional charge for interfering with an officer. Both suspects were held on $5,000 bond, and were due at Stamford Superior Court Sept. 17.

FALSE REPORTING

Kareem Ruffin, 22, of Stamford was taken into custody by police Sept. 10 at the Stamford Superior Court in relation to an Aug. 8 incident. Ruffin has been charged with tampering withor fabricating evidence, issuing a false statement, interfering with a police officer, falsely reporting an incident and disorderly conduct. He was able to post $50,000 surety bond, and was due in court Sept. 17.

DUI

Rene Murillo, 43, of Stamford was arrested Sept. 14 and charged with driving while under the influence, failure to signal and driving in the right hand lane. Police claim that Murillo’s vehicle was seen swerving along Delavan Avenue near the I-95 overpass, and that she failed to use her turn signal when turning onto the highway there. During a motor vehicle stop, Murillo allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. She posted her $500 bond and was released with a Sept. 29 court date.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A 34-year-old Cheshire man was arrested Sept. 14 charged with disorderly conduct. Police claim that the accused fell asleep in his hotel room after drinking, and was awakened by hotel staff at the request of his wife. Upon awaking, the man lashed out against his wife, pushing her down three times, and struck a hotel security guard in the head. He was released on $250 cash bond, but was due in court Sept. 15.

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