Man Charged With Carrying Machete; Mom Arrested Too

Recent arrests in Trumbull

The following arrest information was supplied by the Trumbull Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

Clean Up Leads to Arrest

John Silano, 37, of Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, is charged with second-degree breach of the peace and carrying a dangerous weapon.

Police said Silano had a machete strapped to his waist and was seen dumping brush on public property. He had been warned about the machete, police added. It's illegal to carry a knife with a blade of more than four inches long.

When confronted, Silano was reportedly uncooperative and his mother allegedly interfered as officers tried to arrest him. Angela Silano, 68, of Vazzano Place, is charged with interfering with police and breach of the peace.

The man's bond was set at $1,000 and his mother's at $2,500.

Man With Leaf Blower Accused of Road Rage

John Jeffrey Topolski, 58, of Stonehouse Road, Trumbull, is accused of confronting a driver passing by his home.

Topolski is charged with second-degree breach of the peace and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Police said he was using his leafblower when walked toward a passing car that he thought was speeding.

He is free on a written promise to appear in court.

New Yorker Charged with Shoplifting

Abdu Basit Bassa, 25, of the Bronx, N.Y., is accused of trying to buy goods at Lord & Taylor in the Westfield Trumbull Mall using reportedly stolen credit cards.

Bassa is charged with fifth-degree larceny, illegal use of a credit card, intefering with police and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny.

Police said he purchased items including two leather jackets and two Bulova Watches and handed them to an accomplice. The accomplice dropped the items and fled.

The merchandise, in separate purchases, was worth $1,340 and $943.

His bond was set at $7,500.

For questions about this blotter, email the Trumbull Patch Editor at aaron.leo@patch.com.

HL November 09, 2012 at 08:37 PM
So she sped by you, almost hit you, and then she called the police? Or did she speed by you, at which point you got angry and moved aggressively towards her (yelling) as she went by, and then she called the police? Either way, I hear you. I had to yell at someone driving extremely fast through our neighborhood on Sunday when we were out with kids trick o' treating. But your reply makes it sound like someone chased you down to run you over and then called the police on you, which doesn't add up.
Jeff Topolski November 09, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Thanks for agreeing with me,Elliot.....There are kids here and I'm concerned for their safety. I just hope it doesn't take something bad to happen to make them do anything about it.
Aaron Leo November 10, 2012 at 01:33 AM
As long as you're in your house, and not walking around with strapped to your side. Apparently. I don't make the laws.
Craig Zac November 12, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I was wondering if this guy had a liscense to carry a gun, can he carry a knife over 4 inches? if not, thats one law that needs a changin! I mean, it would be silly to carry a gun but only get busted for having a 5" blade...lol another point, if you were carrying a 4" blade in your pocket would it be considered a concealed weapon? What kind of wacky laws do we have here?
Craig Zac November 12, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Could the guy have had it on his side because he ws cutting brush? I mean, kinda makes sense...


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