Woman claims

son stole her jewelry

A Longdean Road homeowner told police last Friday that her 28-year-old son stole jewelry from her purse during a ride to the train station.

Police subsequently discovered the jewelry was sold at a pawn shop in Bridgeport for $180. Stolen was a gold ring, 3 sets of circle earrings and two sets of hoop earrings, police said.

The incident is still under investigation, but police said the mother wants to press charges.

Man reports

credit card theft

A man called police Friday to report someone used his People's Bank card without his knowledge. He said that his account was overdrawn by nearly $3,000.

The bank card was in the man's wallet that was stolen from a gym locker in July.

The man said he waited until last week to report the theft because he thought he might have just misplaced his wallet.

Driver tears up lawn

An Unquowa Road homeowner called police around 11:30 p.m. Friday to report a vehicle had driven across the lawn and then headed toward the Post Road. The caller, who did not get he vehicle's license plate number, said it sounded like a diesel vehicle. Police said 4 feet of lawn was damaged by the vandalism.

Handyman charged

with jewelry theft

Mark Barbero, 40, a handyman from Harrison, N.Y., was charged third-degree larceny around noon Friday following a police investigation into the theft of jewelry from a Birchwood Road home last April.

Roughly $4,000 worth of valuable jewelry was missing while costume jewelry was left alone, according to police.

Police said Barbero was also a suspect in a jewelry theft from a Greenwich home. Assigned a $20,000 bond, Barbero is scheduled to appear Aug. 30 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Mysterious message scrawled at beach

A vandal reportedly used black marker to write "5/19/13 Expect Us" all over the unisex bathroom at Penfield Pavilion, 323 Fairfield Beach Road, late Thursday or early Friday morning.

The message was written on two walls, the electric hand-dryer, the toilet seat and mirror, police said.

Workers from the town's Department of Public Works cleaned off the graffiti Friday morning.

Father, daughter

warned by cops

A father and his 22-year-old daughter were warned around 5:30 p.m. Friday to keep the peace.

A witness called police after seeing an older male force a young woman into a vehicle near the Post Road traffic circle. The vehicle's license plate was recorded by a witness and police subsequently went to the car owner's James Street home.

When an officer arrived at the house, he heard an argument taking place inside. The father told police he has been having problems with his daughter, who allegedly has a drug problem. He added he forced his daughter, who he claimed had wanted drug money, into the car for her own safety.

Man charged with larceny

Richard Serricchio, 44, of Shelton, was charged with theft around 1:45 p.m. Friday for allegedly stealing two Norelco razors from CVS Pharmacy, 700 Post Road, in early June.

The manager got a description of the car and a license plate number. However, police discovered the car belonged to a female, not a male. Serricchio, police said, is a friend of the car owner's daughter.

Released on a promise to appear in court, Serrichio is scheduled to appear Aug. 30 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Man faces theft,

drugs charges

Bridgeport resident Ralph Robinson, 48, was charged with sixth-degree larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia around 9:30 p.m. Friday after he allegedly tried to steal $25 worth of merchandise from Super Stop & Shop, 760 Villa Ave.

The store manager told police that Robinson entered the baby aisle and concealed three packages of Oragel, one bottle of baby powder and one container of baby oil. Later, when Robinson was placed under arrest, police discovered he had drug paraphernalia, including a crack pipe, according to Sgt. Suzanne Lussier, a police spokesman.

Bond was set at $500, and Robinson is scheduled to appear Aug. 31 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Woman arrested for disorderly conduct

Melissa Fletcher, 33, of 267 Country Road, was charged with disorderly conduct about 3:30 a.m. Monday after police responded to a call from a live-in boyfriend.

Fletcher allegedly caused a minor abrasion on the side of the boyfriend's head by way of a fingernail. The two had been drinking, police said, and then argued over not going out for dinner that night.

Fletcher was scheduled to appear Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Women shoplift clothing

Employees of Banana Republic, 1499 Post Road, called police around 5:30 p.m. Sunday to report two women left the store with $476 worth of button-down shirts and six ruffled tank tops worth $357.

The women reportedly fled on foot toward Reef Road.

When someone approached the women in the store, and asked if they needed help, they appeared startled and then made a quick exit.

Woman faces drug charges

Kathleen Mascia, 48, of 80 Longfellow Ave., was charged Thursday with possession of a controlled substance, failure to hold prescription drugs in a container and second-degree failure to appear in court.

Mascia was walking down Kings Highway East wearing only one sandal around 11:15 a.m., and appeared to be intoxicated, police said. Her speech was also slurred, police said.

Police discovered an active warrant for Mascia's arrest and said that, while transporting her to headquarters, she dropped a blue Alprazolam pill in the back seat of the cruiser. Then, inside a holding cell, she reportedly was found with seven more pills, police said.

Because police feared that Mascia might have overdosed, police transported her to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport.

She is scheduled to appear Aug. 26 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Sunglasses reported stolen

A pair of $600 Cartier sunglasses was reported stolen from a shopping cart at Marshall's, 700 Post Road. The theft allegedly took place Aug. 11 between 1 and 3 p.m., police said, but was not reported until last Thursday.