Torrington arrests for Dec. 29, 2017 – The Register Citizen

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EVADING RESPONSIBILITY: Thomas H. Lukens, 65, of 180 Frederick St., Torrington, was arrested Dec. 12 and charged with evading responsibility – motor vehicle and failure to drive in proper lane. He was released on a $500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Nelson P. Kari, 68, of 76 Cook St., Torrington, was arrested Dec. 26 and charged with disorderly conduct. He was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Dec. 27.
DUI: Nicholas E. Lavin, 36, of 2720 Franklin Ave., Pueblo, C.O., was arrested Dec. 28 and charged with failure to obey traffic control signals, failure to yield while turning left and illegally operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs. He was released on a police-set $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 8.
BAD CHECK: Michael Siok, 32, of 4 Prospect Place, Torrington, was arrested Oct. 22 and charged with issuing a bad check – $500 or less. He was given a $1,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 8.
ENGAGING POLICE: James K. Crowell, 36, of 85 French St., Torrington, was arrested Dec. 21 and charged with engaging police in pursuit, failure to obey traffic control signals and illegally operating a motor vehicle under suspension. He was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
ASSAULT: Violet A. Ruppel, 26, of 151 Chestnut Ave., second floor, Torrington, was arrested Dec. 21 and charged with second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault. She was given $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court Dec. 29.
VIOLATION OF PROBATION: Jevon V. Pegues, 24, of 50 Giles St., Waterbury, was arrested Dec. 27 and charged with two counts of violation of probation and two counts of second-degree failure to appear. He was released on $48,500 combined surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Danbury Jan. 9.
ASSAULT: Charles W. Warner, 49, of 21 East Center St., third floor, Torrington, was arrested Dec. 26 and charged with second-degree breach of peace, interfering with an officer/resisting arrest and third-degree assault. He was given $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
FAILURE TO APPEAR: James G. Williams, 33, of 76 Suburban Ave., Bridgeport, was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with first-degree failure to appear. He was held in lieu of $2,500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in court Dec. 29.
FAILURE TO APPEAR: Mya Coates, 19, of 332 South Main St., Torrington, was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with second-degree failure to appear. She was given $1,000 bond.
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TORRINGTON — A city man accused of selling heroin in Winsted on multiple occasions was arraigned Friday in Superior Court in Torrington, according to judicial records.
Christopher J. Vargas, 22, of 54 Riverside Ave., Torrington, was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of sale of certain illegal drugs.
According to an affidavit, Vargas sold heroin to a witness cooperating with the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, which “has been conducting an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of illegal narcotics, namely heroin, within the town of Winsted, Connecticut.”
Vargas came to be considered a suspect over the course of the investigation, according to the affidavit.
The witness, who Corporal Jared Turner of the Brookfield Police Department said had previously helped law enforcement arrest drug dealers and provided information “considered credible and reliable,” identified Vargas as the man who had sold the heroin.
Police saw the witness buy heroin on multiple occasions in Winsted, including in June 2017 from a man later identified as Vargas, according to the affidavit.
Vargas’ bail was set at $75,000 cash or surety and the case was transferred to Part A proceedings, where more serious matters are adjudicated. Vargas is next scheduled to appear in court Jan. 17.

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