When Nature Calls
South Windsor police arrested a man who allegedly intruded into a residence at 12:43 a.m. on July 6 and asked if he could use the bathroom, according to the department. The suspect, a 36-year-old resident, also defecated on the front walkway of the home and may have wandered around the neighborhood ringing doorbells police say.
The intruder fled the residence before police officers arrived. A female resident living there told police she woke up to find a male intruder standing over her bed, but she was not physically harmed or threatened. In addition to allegedly requesting to use the facility, he also made several incoherent statements and indicated paranoid behavior. Police found him with help from police dogs.
He was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He was held on $50,000 bond.
The Low Shelf
The Southington Police Department recently arrested a 40-year-old Hartford man on charges stemming from a February incident in which he tried to steal metal shelves outside a local gas station, according to a July 5 article in the Hartford Courant. During the incident, the suspect allegedly hit an employee with a metal bar when he tried to stop him. Police charged him with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, sixth degree larceny, breach of peace and conspiracy to commit larceny.
An alleged drug dealer hit a man in the face with a baseball bat before fleeing during a July 5 incident in Hartford, according to a July 6 article in the Hartford Courant. The victim, who was sitting in his Honda Accord at a local intersection, lost several teeth.
The suspect allegedly walked up to the victim at about 1:15 p.m. and began yelling at him before hitting him in the face. He then fled in a Dodge Durango, according to the victim, who was transported toHartford Hospital.
Her Boyfriend is a Drag
Plainville police arrested a 34-year-old New Britain man on charges related to a Feb. 20 incident in which the man dragged his girlfriend 150 feet by her hair while he was driving, according to a July 8 article in the Hartford Courant. The South Windsor Police held an outstanding warrant for the suspect charging him with criminal violation of a protective order, unlawful restraint, reckless endangerment and breach of peace.
In the incident, the suspect had argued with his girlfriend at her birthday party and then tried to hit her before another man intervened. As the suspect tried to leave in his car, his girlfriend tried to remove belongings from inside the car. He allegedly grabbed her hair and started driving before another person freed the woman. No serious injuries were reported. Bail was set for $110,000.
From Cell Phone to Cell
Bristol police arrested a 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl for allegedly punching a 17-year-old girl in the face and stealing her cell phone during an incident at a local park, according to a July 9 article in the Bristol Press.
The suspects approached the victim on July 7 and accused her of stealing a cell phone. When she allegedly showed her phone to them to prove she did not have their phone, they grabbed it and other items. They were located at 10:30 p.m. near the park.
Police charged the man with second-degree robbery and second-degree larceny. He is being held on $75,000 bond. The other suspect was referred to juvenile court and charged with second-degree robbery and breach of peace.
— Compiled by Brian Woodman