Former Trumbull PD Officer Michael Gonzalez Arrested for Computer Crime

On 09/14/2018, members of the Connecticut State Police, Central District Major Crime, in Troop I, Bethany were requested by the Bridgeport Superior Court, State’s Attorney’s Office to investigate a possible sexual assault incident involving Michael Gonzalez of Stratford, CT.

The reported sexual assault occurred in August of 2017. At the time, Michael Gonzalez was employed as a police officer at the Trumbull (CT) Police Department. (It is noted that Gonzalez resigned from his position as a police officer on 10/12/2018).

During the investigation, it was determined that on (2) different occasions (03/17/2017 and 04/24/2017) Gonzalez illegally utilized Trumbull Police Department’s NCIC (National Crime Index Computer) computer to search for addresses and vehicles listed to the complainant of the sexual assault.

Although the statute of limitations had expired for Inappropriate Sexual Contact, (Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree) an arrest warrant was applied for Gonzalez for the commission of the crime of (2 counts of Computer Crime in the Third Degree, in violation of Connecticut General Statute, 53a-245. On 06/24/2019, Gonzalez’s arrest warrant was issued by the Bridgeport Superior Court On 06/27/2019, at approximately 9:47 am, Gonzalez voluntarily surrendered himself at CSP-Troop F, Westbrook, where his arrest warrant was executed.

Gonzalez was released on a court-ordered $75,000.00 bond and will be arraigned at the Bridgeport Superior Court on 07/11/2019. No further arrests are anticipated.