2022-09-20, 9:00 PM
On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Trumbull Police were called to the Westfield Trumbull Mall to investigate several reports of an armed robbery involving a firearm. Responding officers were able to locate and identify the men that were involved, and recover a firearm that was discarded nearby. Pedro Diamond, age 22, of Merrimac Drive Trumbull, Chase Dralle, age 19, of Johnson Street Trumbull, Jeremy Romero, age 23, of Greenwich Avenue Stamford, Tremayne Ferguson, age 21, of Sanford Street West Haven, Isaiah Johnson, age 22, of Oak Lane Trumbull, and Derrick Rivera, age 18, of Alsace Street Bridgeport were all arrested for their involvement in this incident.
Shortly before 4 p.m., several Trumbull police officers responded to the mall and learned that a group of men had been involved in a fight where they attacked one man who then removed a gun and pointed it at his attackers. All of the men then scattered and fled the area prior to police arrival. Investigating officers learned that there was not an actual robbery, but an altercation had occurred between these men in the lower level area near Macy’s. It was also learned that as Rivera fled, he discarded a “fanny pack” near the Macy’s upper level walkway. Officers took these six (6) men into custody as they attempted to flee and officers also recovered the “fanny pack” that was discarded by Rivera which was found to contain a loaded .22 caliber pistol, and a bag of marijuana.
Rivera was arrested and charged with Threatening 1st degree, Reckless Endangerment, Carrying a Pistol without a Permit, and Breach of Peace. He was held on a $10.000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on September 30, 2022. Rivera was also issued an Infraction for Possession of Marijuana.
Diamond, Dralle, Romero, Johnson and Ferguson were arrested and charged with Breach of Peace. They were each held on a $500 bond, and are scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on September 28, 2022.
2022-09-20, 5:30 PM
On Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at approximately 4:00 Pm, the Trumbull Police Department was called to the Westfield Trumbull Mall to investigate a dispute. Arriving officers learned that a fight occurred, and several individuals were arrested by police.
This is an active investigation at this time and there is no immediate threat to the public. More information will follow as it becomes available.