The West Hartford Police Department arrested a 21-year-old resident on June 15 after he allegedly had a domestic dispute with his father. The father locked himself in a bedroom and the suspect then banged on the door.
The suspect also threw objects at the door, causing it to crack. Police charged him with criminal mischief in the third degree, disorderly conduct and threatening in the second degree.
To Grandmother's House We Go
Police in South Windsor arrested a 35-year-old East Hartford woman after she allegedly assisted in burglarizing her grandparents' house by using a telephone, according to a June 16 statement from the department.
The suspect, who is scheduled to appear in court on June 30, allegedly called the victim's house on May 8 to tell them that a family member was at a local hospital. The victims returned from the hospital after discovering the call was a hoax and found that their house was burglarized. Police traced the call to its source and discovered the granddaughter was responsible. Another arrest is anticipated.
Hartford officials announced that six suspects, including three Hartford residents, were arrested on June 15 for patronizing prostitutes during a reverse sting operation conducted by the Vice and Narcotics Division. The department's Southeast Conditions Unit assisted in the operation, which police conducted near Wethersfield Avenue and Morris Street in response to complaints of prostitution in the neighborhood.
The suspects were held on $5,000 bond.
“Prostitution is not a victimless crime,” said Mayor Pedro E. Segarra in the press release. “It is a crime that has a dramatic and certain negative impact on the quality of life of our residents. The city is committed to eliminating all illegal activity from our neighborhoods, including prostitution.”
“Those who might be considering patronizing a prostitute in our city should beware as they may find themselves dealing with an undercover Hartford Police Officer and will be arrested and charged accordingly,” said Hartford Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts in the same press release.
Life in the Slow Lane
The West Hartford Police Department arrested a 32-year-old Middletown resident on June 18 after he allegedly drove at 1 mile per hour while moving between two lanes. Not surprisingly, police allegedly determined he was under the influence of alcohol. However, officers also allegedly found him in possession of two bags of PCP.
Police charged the suspect with failure to drive in a proper lane, illegal possession of a hallucinogenic and operation while under the influence. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 30.
Police arrested a Hartford woman who allegedly pelted a man of Middle-Eastern descent with eggs and shouted for him to “go back his own country” during a June 18 incident, according to an article the Hartford Courant. Police report the woman approached the man, who was apparently a stranger, at 1 a.m. She was charged with breach of peace and hate crime charges. Police do not know why she was carrying the eggs.