Fairfield Man Charged with Assaulting Son with Belt

A roundup of arrest reports from the weekend.

[Editor's Note: Arrest information is supplied by the . It does not indicate convictions.]

A Fairfield man faces multiple charges after he allegedly assaulted his seven-year-old son with a belt, police said.

David Dubinsky, 55, of Melody Lane was charged with risk of injury to a minor, second-degree assault, and three counts of disorderly conduct on Saturday.

According to the police report, Dubisnky allegedly hit his son with a belt and pushed his wife when she tried to stop him.

Dubinsky was held in lieu of a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to have appeared in court Monday.


A Bridgeport man was arrested Friday evening after he allegedly broke into a car in the parking lot on Commerce Drive, police said.  An off-duty Westport police officer who was on scene managed to recover stolen items and report the incident.

Carlos Santos was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree robbery, first-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, and sixth-degree larceny.

The off-duty officer wrestled an iPod, CD player, and CDs from Santos, who fled until Fairfield police apprehended him on Fremont Street in Bridgeport.

Santos reportedly smashed a rear window on the car and damaged the dashboard and a door handle. The cost of the damage is estimated at $2,000.

Santos was held on a $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 2.


Five teens were arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing five flags from .

Mitch Reynolds and Shawna Dehoff of Bethel and Brian Manere of Oakville, all 18, as well as a juvenile and a youthful offender (both of Bethel) were charged with third-degree criminal mischief and sixth-degree larceny. They each allegedly took one flag and fled the marina, police said.

A security guard called in the thefts and an officer on patrol noticed a car full of teens and flags on Newman Place, where he stopped and apprehended the teens.

The value of the five flags totaled $500. The youthful offender and juvenile were released on promises to appear in court on July 12. The other three were released on promises to appear in court on July 19.

Fairfield Resident June 26, 2012 at 04:24 PM
"Five teens were arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing five flags from South Benson Marina." More skateboarding teens causing problems in Fairfield. What a surprise! The Town should shut the Skate Park down permanently. It has brought nothing but problems to Fairfield.
Pi June 26, 2012 at 06:50 PM
How do you know they were skateboarders?
fatmancarruthers June 29, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Shut it down completely? Sure, lets throw away the thousands and thousands of our tax dollars that built the place only a few yrs ago. This sort of thing happens all the time, regardless of if there is a skate park or not. The kids were arrested, the town/police force did their job. What else should we shut next? Playgrounds?


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