The Case: Michael L. Szemreylo, 34, of 496 Gehring Rd., Tolland, was arrested by Connecticut State Police on I-84 West near Exit 66 and charged with operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and interfering with an officer.
The OMG PD Twist: On Oct. 19, state police found Szemreylo sleeping in his vehicle in the right shoulder of I-84 West near Exit 66, according to a police report. When police approached Szemreylo's vehicle, they observed an open beer can in the vehicle's cup holder and several cans inside the vehicle, according to a police report. An empty beer can fell out of the vehicle when officer's opened the vehicle's door, according to a police report. Police said Szemreylo was “sweating profusely,” and unable to maintain his balance, and as a result EMS was called to the scene, police said. Szemreylo was later transported to the Troop C Barracks in Tolland where he became combative, police said. Szemreylo's bond was set at $5,000. He is scheduled to next appear in Rockville Superior Court on Nov. 19.
The Case: Kathleen Marek, 41, of 104 Furnace Ave., Stafford Springs, was arrested by state police on Tolland Stage Road in Tolland and charged with narcotics not kept in their original container, drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
Theresa M. Palozie, 49 of 154 Dunn Rd., Coventry, was arrested by state police on Tolland Stage Road and charged with narcotics not kept in their original container and drug paraphernalia.
The OMG PD Twist: On Oct. 24, state police pulled over Palozie's vehicle for a brake light violation, according to a police report. During the course of the traffic stop, police observed Palozie "concealing evidence in pocket," later determined to be a narcotic pain killer and items of drug paraphernalia, according to a police report. Police discovered Marek attempting to conceal what was later found to be “two suspected crack rocks, seven narcotic pills and several items of drug paraphernalia," according to a police report. Bond for both Marek and Palozie was set at $1,500 each. They are scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court on Nov. 7.