Teen Reports Being Forced to Drink Alcohol During Sweet 16

In today's police blotter, two men allegedly try, and fail, to run from police, a 16-year-old girl and her friends are allegedly forced to drink alcohol during a party at the Belltown Fire Hall and a suspected drug house gets raided.

Authorities attempting to conduct a traffic stop Friday morning had to chase down both the vehicle and the passenger after they split up and each lead officers in a pursuit, police announced Friday afternoon.

According to authorities, officers attempting to pull over a black Saturn that had run a redlight at the intersection of Henry and Pacific streets took off, pulled over briefly to let the passenger out, then again took off at a high rate of speed.

Ofiicers gave chase to the passenger on foot and took him into custody after a brief struggle, they said, identifying the suspect as Gerald Raheneen Myrthil, 31, of Green St. 

Officers relayed the vehicle description to patrols, who stopped the driver a short time later, police said. They identified him as Norman C. Peters, 31, of Spruce St.

Myrthil faces charges of interfering/resisting, while Peters additionally faces charges og improper not using traffic control signals, improper rear/marker lamps and illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension.


A 15-year-old girl arriving home drunk from a part told her parents she was forced to drink alcohol by a man who would not let her and two friends out of his car, according to police.

In the May 5th incident, the girl said she was at a Sweet 16 party at the Belltown Fire House, where she had been imbibing alcohol, police said. She reported to her parents she and two friends had gotten into a vehicle, were forced to consume alcohol against their will. 

The friends, contacted by police after the report was made, corroborated the story.

Police arrested Edgar Interiano, 20, of Vassar Ave., in connection to the incident. He was charged Thursday afternoon with illegally operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, unlawful restraint and risk of injury to a child.


Officers in an unmarked vehicle witnessed a man at Leone Park start running when he spotted the police on Thursday, said Capt. Richard Conklin Friday.

Officers chased him down and stopped him briefly, at which point they identified him as Cortez Maurice Bates, 29, of Stafford, Va. While speaking with police, he again took off running again.

This time, Bates was tackled in the rear of the Merrill Ave. Complex, where he fought with officers attempting to restrain him.

He was arrested on charges of interference/resisting and on an extradition arrest warrant by police officers in Virginia, police said. He was held on $100,000 bond for the fugitive from justice charge and a separate $10,000 bond for the resisting charge.


Authorities executing a search warrant Thursday at a Soundview Ave. property made two arrests on drug charges, Capt. Conklin reported Friday.

According to Conklin, following a weeks-long investigation, officers from the Narcotics & Organized Crime Squad executed a warrant on the home of 29-year-old Chuck Williams, suspected of dealing drugs.

Inside Williams home, authorities said they recovered 172 baggies of crack cocaine weighing, in total, just under an ounce. They also covered a digital scale and $715 they recovered under asset forfeiture, they said. Williams was held on a $100,000 bond.

Williams was charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and selling drugs within 1500 feet of a school.

Also arrested at Williams' home was Lamonte Nigel Corey, 40, of Maple Street in Bridgeport. He allegedly swallowed a bag of crack cocaine when officers rushed the house, police said.

Corey allegedly signed a sworn statement attesting to such and was released on a Promise To Appear. He faces charges of interfering/resisting.


Other Arrests

Lloyd Barham, 29, of Diaz St., faces possession and sale of drugs and criminal trespass charges. 

Helen P. Dennis, 59, of E. Ridge Rd., was charged with creating a public disturbance and threatening.

Alicia Sloange Dixon, 24, of Stillwater Rd., was charged with failure to appear.

Rudy Alex Gonzalez, 22, of Perry St., was charged with two counts failure to appear.

Wayne Seeley Margarum, 65, of Shadow Ridge Rd., was charged with larceny and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Michael Sean Medley, 24, of Bridgeport, was charged with possessing hallucinagenics and driving recklessly.

Dante Parrotta, 46, of Stillwater Rd., was charged with criminal tresspass and interfering/resisting.



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