Danbury Police were watching the neighborhood of James and Somers streets because of calls of suspicious activity, when they saw a woman walking back and forth on the street, talking on a cell phone. Police said a man later approached her and handed her his baseball cap. She took something out of it, and handed him money, police said. They knew the man from previous arrests and stopped both of them. The woman fought with the officers and threw away a small plastic bag with a rock-like substance inside. It tested positive for crack cocaine. The woman, Barbara Belot, 47, of Beaver Brook Road, was charged with possession of narcotics, and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school. Broadview Middle School is up the hill from Somers, James and Crown streets. Belot was released on a written promise to appear in court. The man, Kenny Penoa, 23, of Crown Street, was also found to have a clear plastic bag containing crack cocaine. Penoa was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, sale of narcotics and sale of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school. Penoa was held on a $5,000 bond.
In a separate incident, responded to calls of a fight at a Danbury apartment, and upon arriving, they learned a man had pushed an air conditioner into an apartment, climbed in and then fought with one of the people inside. The man, Milton Soliz, 30, of Roger Avenue, Danbury, had previously had a relationship with one of the residents that ended three years earlier, police said. The man was pushed outside of the apartment where a second fight started. Police charged him with second-degree burglary, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, risk of injury to a child and interfering with a police officer. A child was inside the apartment when he pushed his way through the gap left by the air conditioner. He was held on a $10,000 bond.