mugshotMan Steals Wine, Breaks into Apartment, Threatens Medics–(Bridgeport, CT – Feb. 25, 2013)  — A 20-year-old faces a variety of charges after he stole a bottle of wine from a bar, broke into a nearby apartment, threatened ambulance workers and then tried to escape from police.  It all happened Saturday over the course of several hours. Officer Michael Salemme initially was called to a downtown bar at 5:45 p.m. where a bartender said a man, whom she wouldn’t serve, came behind the bar, grabbed a $20 bottle of wine and ran off.  Police had responded to that report when, about an hour later, Officers Martin Pizighelli, Carlos Vazquez and Donald Bensey  were called to the 600 block of Fairfield Avenue for a burglary-in-progress in an apartment building. Police spoke to the resident, who said he arrived home to find a man with facial piercings prone in his kitchen, a window smashed and blood on the floor. The resident grabbed the man and threw him into the hallway. Police were called. The description of the suspect, who fled the scene, matched that of the wine thief.

Not long after police arrived, the suspect, later identified as Dylan Vitti, had returned and was found on the fire escape of the Fairfield Avenue building. He was identified by the resident as the intruder and subsequently identified by an employee at the bar as the thief. While en route to the hospital for treatment for cuts to his leg and knuckles, which he apparently suffered while breaking into the apartment, Vitti made threats to the medics. At the hospital, he provided a variety of different names to police and medical staff. And after he was treated, Vitti tried to escape but only made it a few steps before an officer corralled him. Vitti was charged with sixth-degree larceny, second-degree burglary, second-degree threatening, interfering with police and criminal attempt at escape from custody. Vitti is believed to be homeless. His last known address was on Saber Lane in Stony Brook, N.Y.

Employee Assaulted at Gentleman’s Club–As we were first to report!

A woman was assaulted with a beer bottle Saturday at a strip club.  Officers Ashley Taylor and Jose Paz were sent to Pleasant Moments Café. at 1 William St., on a report of an assault at 1 a.m. Saturday. Police found the victim, an 18-year-old employee, bleeding from the head and being tended to by other dancers in a dressing room. According to the victim, she brought a customer into a room for a private lap dance and when she finished he would not allow her leave, made sexual advances and began choking her.  She managed to escape and ran out of the room. Before they fled, however, a second male, who was with the assailant, threw a beer bottle at her that struck the victim on the head. She was treated at the hospital for her injuries. No arrests have been made.


Burglary Investigated at Huntington Turnpike Business–Police are investigating a break-in at a Huntington Turnpike business.  Officers Michael Davila and Juan Esquilin were sent to the Dollar Tree store Saturday morning on a report of an attempted break in. An employee there reported that someone had unsuccessfully tried to break into the store’s cash office by cutting through a wall from an adjacent, vacant storefront.  While the officers investigated, the officers observed a hole in the sheet-metal roof inside the vacant space and a hole in the wall leading to a different business, Harbor Freight Tools, at 345 Huntington Turnpike. Officers spoke to the store manager, who had just arrived at the business, and discovered the wall had been breached to an office and that a safe containing three days worth of receipts had been cut open with some type of power tool. Detectives are investigating.

By Stephen Krauchick

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2 thoughts on “Bridgeport Police Blotter”
  1. In regards to Man Steals Wine, Breaks into Apartment, Threatens Medics

    This is a typical day for this “man” who has yet to ever face consequences for his actions. His “Fiancee” curses the family for not helping and then cuts them off. It’s just mind-boggling – This kid has a baby at home but why in the hell was he in Bridgeport stealing wine so early in the evening. Maybe “Miss Right About Everything” will learn that Dylan is not the innocent angel he appears to be. You guys destroyed him on that inter-state “spiritual journey”

    This couple is the first to dump on anyone for walking funny yet they need a cold hard look in mirror!

    Knowing both parties – it’s hard to be unbiased but to be honest – I am very happy Dylan will finally face reality and consequences for his action.

    I still want to know where the Girlfriend with his newborn baby was during all this… I know if my partner was going out on some kind of escapade to another state like this I’d try to stop them…

    So, the holier than thou have finally fallen and it’s about damn time

    (PS: Don’t make any assumptions as to who I am because you’d be way off, also, knowing Dylan as long as I have and seeing him change so abruptly after meeting this “fiancee” is mind boggling. Also, it doesn’t feel good to be blasted publicly does it? Maybe next time you should think about who you talk about on a public forum or the dirty laundry might get out, as Don Henley says “We love dirty laundry” and boy is there enough between you two.)

  2. Wow you sound like a very immature child. Posting on this joyously about such a sad and troubling situation? You’re making a spectacle of two people who are in an obviously shitty situation and calling them “holier than thou” well what does that make you? A hypocrite, because all your self serving little speech did was make you look like a shit person for being so happy that someone you’ve “known for so long” is going through hard times. I bet you’re sitting in your heated house with your laptop while this poor kid has had his soul stolen from him living on the streets. You’re trying to make it seem like your comment was out of “concern” but all you did was bash his girlfriend… What does your opinion of her have to do with concern? His life sounds sad, but yours sounds ten times worse, because at least he isn’t spending his time on websites bashing someone who he’s “known for so long” and his girlfriend and innocent toddler. Praying for you both, but sounds like you need more of a push in the right direction than he does.

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