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Published 1:03 am, Wednesday, March 3, 2010
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Thomas Capozziello, 57, and Thomas Capozziello Jr., 18, both of 186 Kings Highway E., were arrested Friday at 12:20 p.m. and each charged with second-degree breach of peace, second-degree assault and third-degree assault.

The charges stem from a Dec. 21, 2009, incident in which the father and son allegedly assaulted a 17-year-old Fairfield male. Police said Capozziello Jr. entered Dunkin Donuts, 200 Tunxis Hill Road, greeted the teenager victim and walked him outside.

Capozziello reportedly sprayed mace in the victim's face. They then attacked him, police said. The victim was left with a swollen lip and a laceration on his head, police said, and he had to wash his eyes out in the bathroom. He was transported to St. Vincent's Medical Center.

Capozziello was held on $100,000 bond and Capozziello Jr. was held on $50,000 bond. They both are scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on March 5.

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Christopher Frattaroli, 23, of Easton, and John Breslin, 20, of 275 Wellington Drive, were arrested last week for allegedly breaking into their neighbor's house and attacking the resident.

Frattaroli was arrested Feb. 25 at 4:37 p.m. and charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. Breslin was arrested Feb. 26 at 9:15 a.m. and charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree assault.

Police said Frattaroli and Breslin -- along with three other men -- broke through their next-door neighbor's back door around 2 a.m. on Jan. 24 and assaulted one resident. A roommate defended the victim and was subsequently attacked, police said. The two Fairfield Beach Road houses had reportedly been arguing over a parking spot, police said, and Frattaroli and Breslin had argued with the victim earlier that night at the Seagrape Café.

Frattaroli and Breslin were released on promises to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court March 17.

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Tavaun Oreggio, 26, of Bridgeport, was arrested Thursday at 8:24 p.m. and charged with interfering with police after he allegedly gave several contradicting answers as to why $267 worth of stolen groceries were in the back of a pickup truck he was about to operate at the Super Stop & Shop parking lot, 760 Villa Ave.

Police responded to a reported larceny at the store and found the groceries in the back of the pickup truck, but no one there to operate the vehicle. Soon, Oreggio walked toward the vehicle with a grocery bag in hand, police said. Though he matched the store's description of the shoplifter, he could not be identified as of yet, police said.

Orregio reportedly could not name what items were in the bag he was holding, police said. He reportedly said cereal and chicken were in the bag, which they were not, police said.

According to police, Oreggio first denied having shopped at the store altogether. He then told officers he'd been home sleeping when his aunt called him and asked him to pick up the green pickup truck. He later said that his aunt had called him when she saw police near the truck, which made her nervous.

Orregio was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on March 8.

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A resident of Fairway Green reported Thursday around 8 p.m. that his home had been burglarized between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 1.

The resident said he returned home on that day to discover many items missing, police said. Reported missing were $1,000 in cash, a $1,500 Gibson guitar and the following objects, which weren't valued: a DVD player, a laptop computer, a mink coat, three cameo pictures, a ruby and diamond ring and a gold band.

The resident told police that, upon coming home, the sliding glass basement door was found unlocked, with the wooden pole that served as a lock missing.

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Lauren Prion, 23, of 59 Berkeley Road, was arrested Friday at 1:22 a.m. and charged with Driving under the influence.

Police said Prion was traveling north on Black Rock Turnpike when she veered right toward Creconoff Road, missed the turn and plowed into a stop sign. Police said Prion failed roadside sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol content of .22.

She was released on $25 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on March 8.

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Michael Ilardi, 19, of Islip, N.Y., was arrested Friday at 11 a.m. and charged with fourth-degree sexual assault. Police said Ilardi, a Fairfield University student, climbed into bed with a female student whom he knew on Feb. 13, and touched her inappropriately.

Ilardi was held on $500 bond.

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A laptop valued at $811.44 was reported stolen from the Fairfield University campus center Friday at 1:30 p.m.

The student reported the laptop was taken from his backpack while he left it for a handful of minutes to grab some food.

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A camouflage Chevrolet Blazer with a snow-plow attached to its front reportedly drove up a front yard at the intersection of Windsor Place and Windsor Road Friday, flattened a mailbox and slamed into a tree.

The residents reportedly ran outside as the driver fled the scene. Police said the man was described as white, in his 20s and with a mustache.

Police said that an arrest warrant is pending.