PHS Student Threatens Staff, Kicks Police
Southbury police responded to Pomperaug High School for a report of an out-of-control student on Wednesday, September 19.
According to school administrators, John Goodwin, 18, of Southbury, began swearing at school staff, punched a wall, and threatened to punch an assistant principal after his cell phone was taken away by a teacher, per PHS policy after Goodwin was found using it in class.
After officers handcuffed Goodwin, he began kicking at them while he was being patted down, prior to being placed in a police cruiser.
Goodwin was charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer and was released on $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on October 3.
Pot at Pomperaug
Southbury police were monitoring the Pomperaug High School parking lot on Tuesday, September 18 at approximately 8:56 a.m. when they observed a suspicious vehicle drive through the lower parking lot of the school and drive out.
Police followed the vehicle onto Judd Rd. and stopped the driver after making an illegal turn onto Rt. 188. After police smelt the odor of burnt marijuana they searched the vehicle, and the driver, Zachary Bryan, was issued an infraction for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and making an improper turn.
Warrant Leads to Multiple Charges
Roger Card, 42, of New Haven was charged by warrant with 3rd degree forgery and 4th degree criminal attempt at larceny on Thursday, September 20.
The warrant stemmed from a fraudulent check investigation by the Southbury police that began on May 31.
Card was detained and had a court date later in the day.