Clinton Police Arrests: Sexual Assault, Drug Possession, Criminal Violation of a Protective Order

The following arrest information was provided by the Clinton Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

Clinton Police cruiser. Credit: Patch file photo
Clinton Police cruiser. Credit: Patch file photo

Brandon J. Ruggerio, 20, of Circle Drive in Clinton, was charged March 6 with criminal violation of a protective order: non-threatening. 

Robert Torelli, 21, of O'Brien Road in Branford, was charged March 8 with third-degree larceny: all other larceny conspiracy. 

Jonathan Nash, 20, of East Main Street in Clinton, was charged March 9 with possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana and failure to have tail lamps/marker lights. 

Christian Luis Valentin, 18, of Bright Street in New Haven, was charged March 9 with possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia with less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana.

James Sanzero, 24, of Pratt Road in Clinton, was charged March 9 with operation of a motor vehicle when registration or license is refused/suspended and drug paraphernalia. 

Jennifer Elizabeth Reis, 31, of Jerome Road in Montville, was charged March 9 with second-degree failure to appear in court. 

Willam E. Motta Sr., 67, of Glenwood Road in Clinton, was charged March 10 with first-degree sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and risk of injury to a child: sexual contact - forcible. 

Jason Krzyicki, 36, of Pratt Street in Norwich, was charged March 10 with operation of a motor vehicle when registration or license is refused/suspended and stop sign violation. 

Tonya Jean Tessier, 33, of Bargate Road in Clinton, was charged March 11 with possession of a controlled substance: narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

Milton Sibre, 25, of East Main Street in Clinton, was charged March 11 with disorderly conduct: fight/cause/capable of causing and third-degree assault: minor injury or intent to cause injury. 

Justin J. Williams, 25, of Brooks Haven Road in Groton, was charged March 12 with breach of peace: non-assaultive and non-threatening. 

Julie Weisberg March 19, 2014 at 07:05 PM
Everyone: Just a quick note on the blotter, if charges are reduced, tossed out or nollied etc — and you can show official documentation to that fact — then I have no problem editing the original post to reflect the appropriate and applicable updates to an individual case. Just an FYI.
Idiocracy March 19, 2014 at 11:56 PM
Thank you for posting the blotter again WITH NAMES! I like to know who is committing crimes in our area. If a neighbor is selling/using heroin, burgling homes & cars or committing other serious offenses, I wanna know about it so I can be vigilant & protect my property & my children from those people. Keep the names!
Fry March 20, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Idiocracy, that's exactly what is wrong with posting the names of every person either arrested or ticketed in the town. I agree that we should know who is committing SERIOUS crimes in the area (which the Patch was already doing up until the daily blotter) but what about those who commit minor crimes or are eventually found not guilty? It's true that these are public records that are available from the police upon request, but ostracizing someone for receiving a ticket or even minor misdemeanor charge and posting them on the INTERNET where information lives forever is unfair and circumvents due process. If everyone is innocent until proven guilty, why should someone simply accused of a crime be branded as a criminal? Most papers only report on the actual crimes committed and do not provide the names for that very reason - because it is not the place of a local paper to shame its citizens for crimes they may not be guilty, and simply accused, of. While people can apparently have their names taken down with the proper paperwork, it gives the image that the Patch is holding these peoples' public images hostage until that time. I say report all crimes without names, include names for the most serious ones, and take down all the prior blotters to be fair to those since there was a long period in the fall and winter where NO ONE'S name was printed.
Kate March 22, 2014 at 01:58 PM
Awesome to see Police Blotter with names. If you don't want your name published; then don't break the law. Sometimes public shaming is more effective than the court system.
Jamie Litz March 28, 2014 at 06:24 AM
http://www.jud.ct.gov/crim.htm I check this regularly! It shows dates of arrests and what for..."until proven guilty" would be under the Conviction section. It is our right to know what our neighbors are up to. Some cases, they get away with the offenses but at least we know, and I agree with everyone else...don't do the crime if you're worried about your name in the paper! I confess, I was arrested at 16 and my name was published in the Clinton Recorder, for stealing a lipstick at a CVS in Old Saybrook...and I have NEVER stolen another thing in my LIFE since then. Maybe if these children see their names they will take some responsibility for their behaviors or actions


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