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Trumbull Police Tase Alleged Fleeing Shoplifter

Recent arrests by Trumbull Police.

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

Trumbull police Tased an Ansonia man who allegedly fled after he was accused of shoplifting.

Nelson Perez, 42, of Lester Street, is charged with interfering with police and sixth-degree larceny.

Police said Perez fled from Kohl's on Hawley Lane before officers stopped him. He pulled out of his sweater and jacket before officers Tased him, police said.

Perez was wearing two pairs of jeans under his own, and he had stolen $232 in merchandise, police said.

His bond was set at $1,000.

Accused of Filling Her Purse

A Milford woman was also accused of shoplifting.

Rebecca Lee Schwartz, 24, of Broadway, is charged with sixth-degree larceny.

Police said she entered a Lord & Taylor dressing room with merchandise and an empty purse, and she emerged with a full purse. The tags were found in the dressing room and the clothing had holes where the security clips had been, according to police.

The merchandise was valued at $193.

Schwartz was released on a written promise to appear in court.

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

DS March 09, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Sleepless and Joe- Just because it was a theft related crime, doesn’t mean it couldn’t have turned violent. Police have strict guidelines on using excessive force and I'm sure it was justified. You two are probably former criminals that are ready to criticize any and all law enforcement activity. On another note, retail theft costs retailers billions of $ each year in losses.. and the cost is passed on to you, the consumer. Trumbull Mall and Hawley lane have a serious shoplifting and general crime problem. Maybe this will put future criminals on notice !?!?
Sleepless in Trumbull March 09, 2013 at 03:31 PM
No, I am not a criminal in any way, never have been, never will be . . . Sorry to disappoint you. You both sound quite angry and are jumping to quick accusations based on preconceived ideas, rather than what was said. This is a forum for free speech. As I stated, kind Sirs, I agree that shoplifting is a serious crime with enormous costs to the consumer, and I pay my taxes so that the police will catch the thieves and make arrests. These criminals must be prosecuted. I want the criminals in jail, not released to repeat crimes, or in the position to sue the town and win, because police didn't follow proper procedure. I'm not sure you read exactly what I said. The article is about Trumbull Police using a taser on an alleged shoplifter. The Trumbull Police have a documented history of abuse and failure to follow standard police guidelines. (Do the research) That is the story here. The citizens of Trumbull should be aware that these thug policemen are running our town, and they do not follow the highest of police standards. All people are at risk with them because they they act without thinking and without proper cause. That's is risky for law abiding residents who might encounter them as well. Period.
Joey Jabone March 09, 2013 at 06:11 PM
"Sleepless in Trumbull" sounds like an expert on the Trumbull Police. Curious if they have ever attended a police commission meeting? Have they ever called the Chief of Police or filed a formal complaint? Does "Sleepless" know that the officers and supervisors are answerable to the police commission? What about the positive efforts including the work the police have done in situations like the Storm Nemo and the Hurricanes? Was "Sleepless" on hand during the arrest? Has "Sleepless" ever tried to arrest someone? I agree with DS that there are specific guidelines and oversight on deadly force. I appreciate the efforts the Trumbull police make on behalf of it's citizens. Thanks Joey
DS March 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM
"Thug Policeman" Your name on this post should be "clueless in Trumbull"
fttpd March 21, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Typical trumbull cops. Surprised he wasnt shot in the back

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