Trumbull Firefighter Accused of Abusing Emergency Light

He was following a female relative after a domestic dispute, police said.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Trumbull Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

Domestic Disputes Charged

Keith Knecht, 31, of Franklin Street, Trumbull is charged with interfering with a 911 call, third-degree assault and improper use of flashing lights.

Police said Knecht, a volunteer firefighter, was arguing with a woman and set her cell phone to airplane mode so she could not call 911. He also allegedly disabled her car but later fixed it, allowing her to drive away.

At one point, he also pushed her and she fell on the ground, cutting her hands.

He then followed her using his emergency light, according to police.

His bond was set at $1,000 and his next court date is Nov. 28.

Another Trumbull man is charged with kicking a male relative in the back during a domestic dispute.

John Peter Tzavellas, 32, of Johnson Street, is charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with a 911 call. Police said he also took the phone away when the man tried to call 911.

His bond was set at $1,500.

Alleged Shoplifting Leads to Robbery Charge

Justin Joseph Tanno, 22, of Woodridge Circle, allegedly punched a security guard after being caught shoplifting at Trumbull Stop & Shop, police said.


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Tanno is charged with sixth-degree larceny, third-degree robbery, assaulting a person older than 60 and second-degree breach of the peace.

Tanno stole electric toothbrushes and electric clippers and hid them in a bag, police said. When stopped by security he gave security the bag and asked them not call 911, according to police.

When they did anyway, Tanno punched a guard and ran away, police said. He was later arrested in Bridgeport.

His bond was set at $15,000.

2 Accused of Pursuits with Police

Anthony Lawrence Antonelli, 44, of Wareham Place, Trumbull is accused of failing to stop for police.

Officers allegedly saw Antonelli driving eratically on Daniels Farm Road and he pulled over near Towerview Drive. He's charged with driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, engaging police in pursuit, driving under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane.

His blood-alcohol content was tested at 0.382 and 0.387, almost five times the legal limit of 0.08, police said.

A judge released him on a written promise to appear in court.

A Shelton man, Richard Patrick Domorod, 21, is charged by warrant with driving unregistered motor vehicle, misuse of a license plate, driving without insurance, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, engaging police in pursuit and littering.

In the June incident, police stopped him on Huntington Road but he allegedly drove away. They later called off the pursuit. After his arrest recently, he was held in lieu of $10,000 bond.

For questions about this blotter, email the Trumbull Patch Editor at aaron.leo@patch.com.


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