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Fairfield Man Charged with Assaulting Son with Belt

A roundup of arrest reports from the weekend.

Fairfield Man Charged with Assaulting Son with Belt

[Editor's Note: Arrest information is supplied by the . It does not indicate convictions.]

A Fairfield man faces multiple charges after he allegedly assaulted his seven-year-old son with a belt, police said.

David Dubinsky, 55, of Melody Lane was charged with risk of injury to a minor, second-degree assault, and three counts of disorderly conduct on Saturday.

According to the police report, Dubisnky allegedly hit his son with a belt and pushed his wife when she tried to stop him.

Dubinsky was held in lieu of a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to have appeared in court Monday.

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A Bridgeport man was arrested Friday evening after he allegedly broke into a car in the parking lot on Commerce Drive, police said.  An off-duty Westport police officer who was on scene managed to recover stolen items and report the incident.

Carlos Santos was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree robbery, first-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, and sixth-degree larceny.

The off-duty officer wrestled an iPod, CD player, and CDs from Santos, who fled until Fairfield police apprehended him on Fremont Street in Bridgeport.

Santos reportedly smashed a rear window on the car and damaged the dashboard and a door handle. The cost of the damage is estimated at $2,000.

Santos was held on a $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 2.

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Five teens were arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing five flags from .

Mitch Reynolds and Shawna Dehoff of Bethel and Brian Manere of Oakville, all 18, as well as a juvenile and a youthful offender (both of Bethel) were charged with third-degree criminal mischief and sixth-degree larceny. They each allegedly took one flag and fled the marina, police said.

A security guard called in the thefts and an officer on patrol noticed a car full of teens and flags on Newman Place, where he stopped and apprehended the teens.

The value of the five flags totaled $500. The youthful offender and juvenile were released on promises to appear in court on July 12. The other three were released on promises to appear in court on July 19.

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