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East Haven Police Arrests for Jan. 23 to Jan. 29

This information about recent arrests has been provided by the East Haven Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

Pedro J. Estremera, 19, of Sylvan Avenue in New Haven, was charged Jan. 28 with first-degree larceny, first-degree robbery, first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny and first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, as well as a separate charge of first-degree failure to appear in court. A total bond amount of $260,000 was set and he was scheduled to appear in court Jan. 29. Arresting officers: Robert Ranfone and Kevin P. Klarman.

Henry Otto Koelle, 31, of Grand Avenue in New Haven, was charged Jan. 25 with drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics, simple trespass, as well as a separate charge of first-degree failure to appear in court. A total bond amount of $155,000 was set and he was scheduled to appear in court Jan. 28. Arresting officer: Craig Michalowski.

Jessica Marie Harris, 41, of Coach Avenue in North Branford was charged Jan. 23 with possession of narcotics and sixth-degree larceny. A bond amount of $1,500 was set and she was scheduled to appear in court Jan. 30. Arresting officer: Alfred Maio.

Jesse Marvin Jimenez, 25, of Main Street in East Haven, was charged Jan. 23 with third-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. A bond amount of $5,000 was set and he was scheduled to appear in court Jan. 24. Arresting officer: Craig Michalowski.

Wrongful_Arrests February 02, 2013 at 06:13 PM
http://www.salon.com/2013/02/01/report_border_guards_made_wrongful_arrests_for_rewards/
Police_State February 02, 2013 at 07:11 PM
http://www.salon.com/2013/02/01/video_morsi_police_strip_beat_drag_protester/?mobile.html
Robert February 02, 2013 at 09:43 PM
Kevin klarman (the East Haven cop noted above as making the first arrest listed) is the East Haven cop that has all those current lawsuits against him in separate civil actions with about seven seperate and unrelated plaintiffs that all occurred months apart. I bet those settlements and the cost of litigation will total seven figures several times over in those matters. Why is it that us taxpayers have to foot the bill for all this stuff. Couldn't we have built a new school with those dollars? It would surely be cheaper to properly train and supervise these cops than to let them do as they please at the expense of the taxpayers.
Richard Poulton February 02, 2013 at 11:26 PM
Evening Robert. A check of civil actions in the states judicial system shows Officer Klarman involved in 2 such civil actions. In the first one he was the complaining party bringing actions against another party. Case is closed. Which by the way is his right as is yours. The second civil case involves an action brought by a civilian against the ex chief, the ex-acting chief and 2 officers, Klarman being one. Case still in the system. Did you find another way of getting this information not currently shown in the states judicial system? I would like to review it.
Ivanna D. Truth February 02, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Someone should look into the Salvatti incident involving Klarman in Branford circa 2007ish
cops_wife_uses_heroin_no_jail February 03, 2013 at 01:18 AM
http://www.salon.com/2013/01/05/my_year_of_heroin_and_acne/?mobile.html
Robert February 03, 2013 at 05:07 AM
Mr. Pouton, the superior court website (I.e., "state court") does, in fact, only demonstrate the two civil actions you referenced, but in fact there is at least one more that I have viewed involving two plaintiffs. Why the judicial website has omitted that one is unknown. Sometimes they don't properly update their system. Klarman also has at least one other lawsuit in federal court (I.e., "United States District Court"). My comment, however, wasn't an attack on Klarman. I am just opining that the costs and payouts of those suits could have been better allocated to our town, and that the only real way to end the cycle of future payouts is to proactively spend sufficient municipal money training and supervising our cops. Hopefully, the new chief will address these issues, and I have faith he will.
Robert February 03, 2013 at 05:10 AM
Ivanna, what happened in the Salvatti incident you referenced, and what did it cost us? Could you elaborate on what happened in that incident? Thank you.
Richard Poulton February 03, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Thanks Robert for the clarification of sorts. But just remember, we all have a right for brining a claim against someone in a civil action. As is one I mentioned where Klarman was the plaintiff, that cost was is to cover, not the towns. Also, just because an action was against the town or an officer doesn't mean they are guilty and thusly should be covered for legal expence for representation against some silly later unfounded charges. People bring civil actions against cities and towns and yes PO all the time, looking for a "deep pocket" settlement when in fact no violation actually happened. Lets give these cases a chance then let see what happens. Enjoy the game tonight.
Richard Poulton February 03, 2013 at 01:13 PM
The Judical Web site shows the Robert Salvatti case still active in Superior Court. This was the one I mentioned where the town and 2 chiefs along with 2 officers were being sued. Down for jury selection 2/20/13.
Ivanna D. Truth February 03, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Mr. Poulton this was James Salvati I spelled the last name wrong. A criminal to say the least. He was chased into Branford in 2007 or 2008. He sustained some rather bad injuries that were said to be from a motor vehicle accident. I did not say he filed suit. I doubt he would have recieved much sympathy from a jury. Maybe one of your friends or former colleagues within the Branford PD may fill you in off the record sometimesometime. They were not at all happy with whatever did go on that night.
Richard Poulton February 03, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Not a problem. Found what you are looking for. Arrested on May 25, 2008 by the EHPD for Assault on a PO. Plead guilty, 7 yrs, suspended after 15 months. This is the only history of an arrest by the EHPD, all the rest were in NH.
businesses_can_be_sued_for_denying_equal_access February 03, 2013 at 04:27 PM
http://www.salon.com/2013/02/03/rhode_island_flower_shops_shun_atheist_teenager_partner/

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