The following arrests were made by the Shelton Police Department between Dec. 10 and Dec. 16.


  • Jeffrey Escobar, 31, of Canal Street, was arrested at 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 16 at police headquarters on charges of third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. He received a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court the next day.

  • John Lucas, 65, of Long Hill Avenue, was arrested at 9:35 a.m. on Dec. 16 for second-degree breach of peace. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 3.

  • Jill Gilbert, 48, of Ward Drive, was arrested at 6:40 p.m., on Dec. 14 at her residence for disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. She was released on a promise to appear in court on Dec. 17.

  • Derek Figueroa, 31, of Torrington, was arrested at 5:07 p.m. on Dec. 14 at a Bridgeport Avenue address for a host of charges. Figueroa was charged with three counts of second-degree breach of peace, first-degree criminal mischief, two counts of third-degree assault, sale of a controlled substance (not narcotic), possession of a controlled substance (less than a half ounce of cannabis), and first-degree criminal trespass. He received a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 2.

  • Omar Orlando Biggs, 30, of New Haven, was arrested at 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 12 at police headquarters on charges of third-degree strangulation and second-degree threatening. He received a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 21.

  • Luis Alves, 31, of Hill Street, was arrested at 5:57 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the vicinity of Hill Street and Coram Avenue on a disorderly conduct charge. He received a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court the next day.

  • James Paul Simon, 50, of Grace Lane, was arrested at 7:25 p.m. on Dec. 11 at an Edison Road address on charges of second-degree breach of peace, risk of injury to a child, third-degree assault and second-degree threatening. He received a $2,500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 12.

  • Alphonso J. Baker, 40, of Myrtle Street, was arrested at 9 p.m. on Dec. 10 on charges of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He received a $1,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 11.

  • Joseph Bawala, 43, of Derby, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the vicinity of Long Hill and Cross Road on charges of interfering with an officer, evading responsibility in a motor vehicle and improper turns. He received a $2,000 bond.