Police say man took credit cards from Bethel church

Man allegedly stole from Bethel church

BETHEL -- A 46-year-old Middletown resident was arrested Thursday on warrants for several charges, including third-degree identity theft, police said.

Ralph Taylor , of High Street, was also charged with theft of a credit card, illegal use of a credit card, second-degree forgery and fourth-degree larceny.

Police said Taylor took wallets from purses in office areas at Walnut Hill Community Church on Aug. 8 and 11.

Police said he was seen on surveillance videos making purchases at local stores and gas stations with the credit cards taken from the wallets.

18-year-old woman charged with DUI

BROOKFIELD -- A police officer arrested an 18-year-old early Thursday morning after she swerved into his lane and almost hit his cruiser.

The officer was traveling north on Candlewood Lake Road around 12:30 a.m. when Kristine Ngov , who was traveling south, crossed the double yellow lines and entered his lane, "nearly striking" his marked police cruiser, according to a police press release.

Ngov was administered a series of field sobriety tests and then taken into custody. She is charged with driving under the influence by a minor, failure to drive in the proper lane, failure to carry license, and failure to carry valid insurance, police said.

Ngov was released after posting $1,000 bond. She will be arraigned Dec. 23 in Danbury Superior Court.

18-year-old held

on burglary charge

DANBURY -- An 18-year-old WestConn student was held on $20,000 bond after he surrendered to police early Thursday morning.

Marvin Brice , of White Plains, N.Y., is charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny -- both felonies.

The charges stem from a burglary at Pinney Hall , a campus dorm, police said.

Bank robbery still under investigation

The Dec. 4 robbery at National Iron Bank on Bee Brook Road, Washington, was still under investigation Friday night, according to state police.

"We have made significant progress, but at the same time we are not prepared to make any announcements relative to our progress," said Lt. Paul Vance , who is in charge of state police public relations.

"I would expect sometime in the middle or late next week, hopefully, we will have some updates," Vance said.

Witnesses described the robbery suspect as being 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with a thin build. He was last seen running out the bank's back door.