On September 1, 2022, police responded to Big Y for a shoplifting complaint. The Loss Prevention officer
stated that they observed Martin Geldreich load beer into a shopping cart and walk out of the store without paying.


They followed him out into the parking lot and the male, later identified as Geldreich, left the shopping cart and fled across the street and to a vehicle with a female passed out in the driver’s seat. She was later identified as Alyssa Ruotolo. Upon arrival, police located Geldreich and located the vehicle with the female sleeping in the driver’s seat. After an investigation, police found 10 bags of heroin, empty narcotic packaging, and a plastic container with what is believed to be crack cocaine in the female’s possession.

There were other items such as batteries and beer located in the vehicle indicating that they were also possibly stolen from another location due to the circumstances. These were seized for further investigation. The stolen items from Big Y totaled $116.21 in value. Both were charged accordingly

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Stephen Krauchick

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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