Police reports: Teens arrested in BB gun incident

Three teenagers face charges after shooting a BB gun from a car at other young people on Sherwood Avenue.

Officer Adam Roscoe was called to the 100 block of Sherwood on Saturday evening. A 14-year-old girl suffered minor injuries to her leg.

Roscoe received a description of a vehicle, a green Nissan Altima, and broadcast a description of it over the police radio. A short time later, Sgt. James Geremia advised him that a vehicle matching the description was pulled over. Two BB guns subsequently were located inside the car.

Police charged Abbas Mohamad, 19; Kevin Guerrero, 18; and a 15-year-old youth with third-degree assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a dangerous weapon.

 

Gun arrests

Two men face weapon-related charges after police responded to a report of shots fired.

Officer Michael Davila responded to the area of 30 Horace St., on Thursday on a report of shots fired and encountered four people. Police recovered ballistic evidence at the scene and questioned the four.

During the course of the investigation, police recovered a handgun inside a backpack located in a nearby vehicle.

One of the suspects, Gregory Davis, 26, of Trumbull, said the car was his. He told the officer that he and several acquaintances, including Luis Rivera, 26, of Milford, had been in a club in Waterbury earlier, but that he did not know anything about the gun in the backpack.

Davis offered to show police pictures on his digital camera to prove they had been in Waterbury.

One of the photos showed Rivera posing with the gun that was located inside the car. The gun was reported stolen out of New Haven.

Rivera was charged with multiple counts of firearm conspiracy, carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon and interfering with police. His bond was set at $50,000.

Davis was charged with multiple counts of conspiracy and interfering with police. His bond was set at $25,000.

 

Assault

Two men face assault and robbery charges in connection with an incident Friday in the Hollow neighborhood.

Officers Jeremy Kelly and Adam Rozum located the victim and a witness at the intersection of Frank and Linen streets just after 7 p.m.

The victim and witness reported that the victim was assaulted by two males who were armed with a baseball bat and a sock that contained a hard object. They fled with cash and a phone.

The officers followed the witness for several blocks and saw the two suspects standing on a porch on Center Street. Police detained the men and recovered a baseball bat and white gym sock that contained a cue ball.

Hector Orlando Ortega Garcia, 34, and Michael Sanchez, 31, both of Bridgeport, were charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, possession of a dangerous weapon, and fifth-degree larceny. They were each held on $100,000 bond.

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A man was punched and kicked outside a social club on Stratford Avenue Friday.

Officer Joaquim DeBarros was stationed just before 4 a.m. near L & A Billiards in the 1500 block of Stratford Avenue when he observed four men pull the victim, Clinton Rock, 36, from the doorway of the establishment, throw him to the ground and punch and kick him.

DeBarros pulled up to the scene and attempted to assist the victim. Three of the suspects fled, but the fourth assailant, Michael Thompson, 25, of Bridgeport, continued to assault the victim. He then attempted to flee until Officer Juan Esquilin deployed his department taser. Thompson was arrested after a struggle.

Thompson was charged with first-degree assault, breach of peace and interfering with police. His bond was set at $50,000.

 

Stabbing 

A city man was stabbed Friday in an incident at 500 Park Ave.

Officer Matthew Gonvalves responded to the location on a report of a street fight. Police did not find a victim, but a witness reported that a man was stabbed and driven to the hospital.

Police located the victim, Thomas Freeman, 38, of Bridgeport, at Bridgeport Hospital. The victim said that he saw a fight between two males and that a large group of people began moving in his direction. At some point in the melee, he was stabbed several times, he said.

Police returned to the scene of the assault, but individuals there were uncooperative and provided no information about the incident.

 

Robbery

Police are investigating a commercial robbery in which a frozen beverage machine was taken.

Officer Timothy Leonard responded to the Smokers Spot at 1359 Park Ave., Monday at 8:40 p.m., on a report of a robbery. En route, he checked the area, without success, for the vehicle in which the frozen beverage machine was transported from the crime scene.

The victim, an employee, said that several men had entered the store looking for the store owner. They requested $2,700 from the employee, but the employee told them he did not have access to that amount of cash.

The men remained in the store for about an hour waiting for the owner. At that point, the men insinuated that they had firearms and told the employee that they were taking the frozen beverage machine.

They told the employee that he would be “Swiss cheese” if he did not assist them with the machine. The employee helped them unplug the machine and it was loaded into a vehicle described as a Honda Odyssey.

The store owner later arrived at the store and told police that he had borrowed money from one of the suspects, who he believed lived in the Bronx, N.Y.

No arrests have been made. The incident remains under investigation.

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