Trumbull Police: Copper Taken from Mall Building

The week's arrests in Trumbull.

The following arrest information was supplied by the . It does not indicate convictions. All suspects are expected to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Copper Wire Taken

Jose Noel Torrealba, 41, of Nichols Street, Fairfield, is charged with fifth-degree larceny and second-degree reckless endangerment.

Police said Torrealba took 40 feet of copper wiring from the former Circuit City building in outside of the Westfield Trumbull Mall in 2011. The wire was to be used for grounding, increasing the possibility that workers might get electrocuted, police said. The wires had to be replaced, police said.

Credit Cards Used Illegally

Emmanuel Veras Rodriguez, 25, of New York, is charged with three counts of illegal use of a credit card, three counts of receiving goods and services obtained illegally and attempted receiving goods and services obtained illegally.

He's also charged with fifth-degree larceny.

According to police, he tried to purchase gift cards in Lord & Taylor at the Westfield Trumbull Mall, and an $1,800 watch. He fled the mall when he was discovered but was later arrested in a Farmington mall using the same cards, police said.

His bond was set at $15,000.

A Bridgeport woman was also charged with fifth-degree larceny for allegedly trying to shoplift about $510 in items from the Westfield Target.

Police identified her as Teya Teele, 20, of Cottage Street.

Hit and Run Charged

David S. Donahue, 52, of Old Barn Road, Trumbull, is charged with evading responsibility, following too closely and failure to maintain minimum insurance.

Police said he struck a vehicle and fled to his home, followed by the other driver. He was asleep when officers knocked on his door, police said.

His bond was set at $500.

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


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