Teen Charged with Possession of Pot at School

A witness told police that there may have been a drug transaction between two youths, according to the report.

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

A Bridgeport youth was arrested Tuesday after he was allegedly found in possession of marijuana at the Alternative High School on Biro Street, police said.

According to the police report, the school's dean could smell the odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the 17-year-old student on Monday. On Tuesday, a concerned citizen reported to the dean and police that two males appeared to be conducting a marijuana transaction outside of the school.

The suspects were identified through surveillance video -- one was the teen who ended up getting arrested. The youth was taken to the dean's office, where he handed over four small bags containing approximately half a gram of pot each, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.

The student was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Oct. 16.


Also in the blotter:

A Fairfield man was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing numerous items from a person known to him, police said.

Robert Smith, 20, of Kenwood Avenue, was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, and second-degree larceny after police arrested him on a warrant.

According to the initial report, the complainant was away from her home for over a month and when she returned, her TomTom GPS, DVD player, Canon Powershot camera, a Tiffany's silver necklace, and pewter collectibles, among other items, were missing. Values of the items were not disclosed in the report.

Smith was known to the complainant, and when questioned by police, he reportedly admitted that he had entered the home without permission and took the items, according to the police report.

Smith was released on a promise to appear in court on Oct. 12.


A Bridgeport woman faces multiple charges -- including driving under the influence -- after she allegedly shoplifted from Kohl's in Fairfield on Saturday, police said.

Lavie Lash, 52, was charged with sixth-degree larceny, driving under the influence, failure to obey an officer's signal, engaging police in pursuit, reckless driving, misuse of plates, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and failure to insure a motor vehicle, according to the report.

Police said Lash shoplifted $426 worth of items from Kohl's and then fled in a white 1997 Dodge Caravan, engaging the responding officer in pursuit. The officer activated his emergency lights and siren as the vehicle continued to travel through a red light and passed other vehicles, according to the report.

Police caught up with Lash and took her into custody. Officers determined she had been driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, according to the report.

She was issued a bond of $500 for the motor vehicle charges and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 15.


A Bridgeport man was charged with driving under the influence Friday after he was observed operating his vehicle erratically, police said.

Robert Biagioli, 54, was also charged with failure to drive in the proper lane and resisting an officer. According to the report, Biagioli crossed over the double yellow lane divider and the white fog line. Police determined he was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

Biagioli reportedly resisted arrest when police attempted to take him into custody. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 15.


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