Public urination complaint in Shelton leads to fugitive charge

Shelton Police

Shelton Police

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SHELTON — A report of public urination downtown led to the arrest of a Bridgeport man who is allegedly a fugitive from justice, police said.

David Moore, 54, was arrested Sept. 17 and charged with fugitive from justice after police learned there was a warrant for his arrest in New York for second-degree grand larceny. Police also learned that he was wanted by Stratford police for failure to report an infraction.

Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said officers were called to the area of Downtown Pizza, 350 Howe Ave., about 1 p.m. on a report of a man, later identified as Moore, urinating in public. After reaching the scene, Kozlowsky said officers learned that Moore was not urinating, his beverage had simply spilled into the street.

While at the scene, Kozlowsky said officers first learned Moore had a warrant for his arrest for allegedly failing to report an infraction in Stratford. Then, he said, officers discovered he was wanted by the Putnam County, N.Y., District Attorney’s Office on a second-degree grand larceny charge.

Bond for Moore was $200,000 for court Sept. 20 on the fugitive charge. The Putnam County, N.Y., district attorney’s office intends to begin extradition proceedings against him, Kozlowsky said. He received a $300 bond for the Stratford charge, with a court date of Oct. 1.