Police log: Keyed car, grocery store shoplifting, and Ritch Drive larceny

The Ridgefield Police Department reported the following arrests between Tuesday, Jan. 30 and Monday, Feb. 5:
Ridgefield man arrested for stealing from home
A Copps Hill Road man was arrested on an outstanding larceny warrant at Ridgefield police headquarters around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.
Ridgefield police said Ronald Baia, 32, was pulled over for a traffic violation in West Haven and was transported to Ridgefield. He was processed on an arrest warrant that stems from several larceny incidents that took place on Harvey Road between August and September of last year.
According to a report, Baia stole from a residence in which he was renting space.
He posted $1,000 bail and was released. Baia is set to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Danbury woman arrested for stealing at Stop & Shop
A Danbury woman was arrested for larceny in the sixth degree after she stole groceries from Stop & Shop on Danbury Road at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.
Police said Ortansa Manea, 54, was seen leaving the grocery store with several items worth about $88 in total.
According to a report, Manea left without paying for the items.
Manea was approached by Stop & Shop loss-prevention staff, the report said, but fled the scene. Police found her at her home address on Mountainville Avenue in Danbury and arrested her.
She was released on promise to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Friday, Feb. 23.
‘Irate female’ arrested for keying, denting car
A Main Street woman was arrested for criminal mischief in the parking lot behind Town Hall at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30.
Police said  Elizabeth Johnson, 29, was charged after she keyed and dented a parked car.
According to a report, officers responded to the parking lot after receiving reports of an “irate female” damaging a car.
The owner of the vehicle identified Johnson to police, a report said.
Johnson was processed at police headquarters, and released on promise to appear. She is set to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Brookfield man arrested for stealing from Ridgefield home
A Brookfield man was arrested for larceny in the third degree at Ridgefield police headquarters around 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1.  
Police said Andrew DePalma, 29, turned himself in on an arrest warrant.
According to a report, DePalma stole items from a Ritch Drive residence where he was working.
DePalma was processed on a $2,000 bond and was released. He is set to appear in court on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

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