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East Haven Police Arrests for Nov. 7 to Nov. 13

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

Dwayne Brown, 39, of Noble Avenue in Bridgeport, was charged Nov. 13 with sixth-degree larceny. No bond amount was set and he is scheduled to appear in court. Nov. 21. Arresting officer: Patrick Tracy.

Aaron Powell, 21, of Maplevale Court in East Haven, was charged Nov. 13 with criminal impersonation and interfering with an officer. Additionally, Power was separately charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, second-degree breach of peace, first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. He was also separately charged with second-degree failure to appear in court. A total bond amount of $1,080,000 was set and he was scheduled to appear in court Nov. 14. Arresting officers: Patrick Tracy for the first set of charges, Milton DeJesus for the second and Anthony Rybaruk for the third.

Patrick Brian Flynn, 44, of Red Hill Road in Branford, was charged Nov. 12 with conducting home improvements without a license and sixth-degree larceny. A bond amount of $200 was set and he is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 21. Arresting officer: Patrick Tracy.

Joseph Carrano, 52, of Pleasant Avenue in East Haven, was charged Nov. 11 with failure to carry registration and/or proof of car insurance, operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence and driving in an improper lane. A bond amount of $5,000 was set and he is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 21. Arresting officer: Kevin P. Klarman.

Jude Smith, 31, of Island View Terrace in Branford, was charged Nov. 11 with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance or more than 4 ounces of marijuana and two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon. No bond amount was set and he is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 21. Arresting officer: Nicholas Palladino.

Anthony M. Russo, 44, of Rhey Avenue in Wallingford, was charged Nov. 11 with second-degree breach of peace, possession of a sawed-off shotgun or silencer, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of a handgun and second-degree threatening. A bond amount of $50,000 was set and he was scheduled to appear in court Nov. 13. Arresting officer: Jeffrey Vailette.

Kevin Matthew Smith, 19, of Coe Avenue in East Haven, was charged Nov. 11 with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. No bond amount was set and he is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 21. Arresting officer: James W. Naccarato.

Tobius M Foster, 21, listed as homeless in East Haven, was charged Nov. 9 with sixth-degree larceny. A $500 bond amount was set and he is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 21. Arresting officer: Joseph Finoia.

Kenneth Carl Riley, 38, of Rodney Drive in West Haven, was charged Nov. 8 with sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. A bond amount of $1,000 was set and he is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 21. Arresting officer: Edmund Vecellio.

Kevin Frank Marino, 18, of Silversands Road in East Haven, was charged Nov. 7 with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. A bond amount of $2,500 was set and he was scheduled to appear in court the same day. Arresting officer: John F. Finnimore.

CAjones November 19, 2012 at 02:51 PM
LOL......yeah Julie, I think the NAACP was sweating that one, and the call they'd have to make to Obama for the cash!
John be gone November 19, 2012 at 02:51 PM
one million-eighty thousand dollars .....
Jas November 19, 2012 at 02:53 PM
The liteos need to be arrested as well
Lauren Toothe November 19, 2012 at 03:00 PM
pretty sure the death of their brother was enough of a consequence...
Dawn November 19, 2012 at 03:11 PM
why do they?
cheryl November 19, 2012 at 04:53 PM
would it make ppl feel if they were arrested,,would justice then prevail,,they lost a brother , what higher price should they have to pay?
Karma November 19, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Not if there's a gray Honda Civic driving around, with occupants getting out and slicing up innocent people.
Jas November 19, 2012 at 05:37 PM
place of stay in east haven lets face the FACTS the Lietos were not going there for a conversation.unfortuantly things happen we are in 2012 young kids fight dirty If this was new haven Mickey would have been shot sad situation on both ends however they are both wrong and both need to be charged!!
Jas November 19, 2012 at 05:41 PM
True they lost a brother however if minds were used they would just be filling a police report but they decided to drive to east haven Both parties have history with law enforcement and Aaron is being charged with manslaughter he will probably do if any 5 years max judicial system
Karma November 19, 2012 at 05:54 PM
You ask this seriously?
Lise Cavallaro November 19, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Yes, why do they? Whether you like them or not, they were not charged with any crime.
Karma November 19, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Not yet.
Joe F November 19, 2012 at 08:10 PM
You people are unbelievable!! You clearly don't know what's its like to lose a sibling at such a young age!!
Rosie November 19, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Whether the Lieto boys were going there for a conversation or a fight, fact is, Aaron Powell pulled the knife, he stabbed someone, he killed someone...period. What should the other boys be arrested for...fighting? They didn't kill anyone, this Aaron character did. Whether the others have records or not is totally irrelevant.
Zak Leavy November 19, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Why does loss of a sibling mean that they are above the law? No one should have been killed but let's not pretend that the Lieto's were prince's and the other kid was a jerk. The Lieto's went to hurt Aaron Powell. He shouldn't have stabbed them but would there be this outcry if the Lieto's had hurt him. I grew up in East Haven and this is another moment that shows the true ugly underbelly that exists when dealing with minorities in East Haven.
Karma November 19, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Excellent comment Zak. Judging by the other comments here, it seems there's still a lot of racism in East Haven. A lot of stupidity too, as many of these Leito defenders have kids of their own who they allow to hang around with the Leito crowd. Burying heads in the sand one day begets well deserved misery....
Ann November 19, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Regardless of what kind of person you think Michael Lieto was, he did not deserve to die this way. Being a resident of East Haven for the past 19 years, the thing that makes me scratch my head is that if this were a black man who was stabbed to death by a white man, there would be a march and a rally along Main Street. I guess it's not as outrageous for a black man to stab a white man to death. Reverse discrimination, racism???
Rosie November 19, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Are you people moron's or what. Not one comment here mentioned race, except yours. No one said it was ok because one was black and the other white. As far as I can see, it is Powells family and friends turning this into a race thing, playing the race card and bringing the NAACP into it. Apparently you are one of them. But don't you dare insinuate that we are racist here in East Haven, because people are upset that a young life was cut short. Powell confessed. end of story.
Zak Leavy November 19, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Rosie, I do agree that a tragic life was cut short. However, everyone is ignoring reality. The Lieto's were going to fight Aaron Powell over a necklace. Let's not just completely ignore that they were in the wrong too. I bring up race from seeing comments such as, "That b**** a** n**** is gonna get what's coming for him" and "this town was better when it was all Italians before the scum from New Haven moved in." This is reality. No one was innocent here. It was going to be a 3 - 2 fight and it ended badly.
jennifer jones November 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM
I agree Ann!!! Black or white, he took a life for little to no reason. A mother lost her son, those poor brothers had to watch their brother be stabbed to death. So sad. RIP Mikey
CAjones November 19, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Zak, if you take and knife or a gun to a fist fight and someone gets killed, then you are responsible for that. PERIOD. I don't care what color you are. No matter what the intent was, the use of deadly force should not have been an expectable option. A beat-down does not equal murder (or manslaughter).
Zak Leavy November 19, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I don't get what everyone is missing here. I agree that Aaron Powell was wrong. But please, let us all accept reality and admit that the Lieto's weren't innocent here.
Luigi (the original) November 19, 2012 at 11:23 PM
There are some big problems in today's society when so many young people have a false perception of strength portrayed to them in movies and music. Every bodies a "gangsta" In my day, you had a beef, you went to the offender and said your peace, if no satisfaction was had, a fist fight ensued. Someone got a good old fashioned butt kickin. Usually (90% of the time) that cleared things up. I can't remember one time that it escalated to the use of deadly force, I mean we don't live in Hells Kitchen or Harlem. This is Connecticut, East Haven for Christs sake. But today........every body is a player, a gangster. Not just a tough guy, a KILLER. So, you get an unfortunate result like this one. Someone is dead, because someone had no sense of humanity.
Rosie November 20, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Zak, I must have missed those comments. I don't see them anywhere here in this blog. If they were said somewhere, I didn't see them. And they certainly are not feelings that I share. I am not missing the point that the others involved may have gone there to fight. I am not missing that maybe, and I don't know any facts, they have been in trouble before. But none of that has any bearing on all on the fact that Powell is the one who pulled the knife, atabbed and killed someone, then confessed. Right now, that is the only point that matters in court. Period.
Rosie November 20, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Exactly, Luigi. You hit it right on the head. No one values life anymore, fights aren't just butt-kickings anymore, someone has to end up dead. It is so sad, and it stems from home. This kid, from what I have heard, had no home life. No one cared what he was doing or who he was with. I heard he was homeless, which is why he was in that neighborhood to begin with. All of a sudden, now, they care. It is very disheartening to those of us who try to do the right thing, to teach our children right from wrong and who really do care. May God protect us all...
Zak Leavy November 20, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Here are two: "He shouldn't have stabbed them but would there be this outcry if the Lieto's had hurt him" and "I do agree that a tragic life was cut short." You're right, in court the only thing that matters is that Aaron Powell murdered someone. And I do agree it was murder. But, the point of this whole thread was that those kids that jumped and beat the step-brother should be arrested and that the Lieto's lost a brother/son but they also committed assault & battery.
Peter T. Cianelli November 20, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Excellent statement Ann !!!
Xmass In E-Staven November 20, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Its only until when tragedies like this strike that residents get a glimpe of the criminal atmosphere of EH. The amount of crime that occurs in this town that doesnt make the papers is staggering!
Karma November 20, 2012 at 03:08 PM
So true. In East Haven, its always "No, no. Not my Anthony, not my Maria." Parents should talk to their kids straight up, no BS. Go through the kids cell phone records, twitter accounts, check the closets and drawers. They'd be shocked at what they find.
Lauren Toothe November 20, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I couldn't agree more. I'm just waiting for the Powell family to start a march in East Haven in "honor" of their murderer of a son.

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