12:19 PM EDT, April 6, 2011
Overstaying Your Welcome
West Hartford Police arrested a 20-year-old man on April 3 after he allegedly kicked down his girlfriend's door in order to use the phone while she was not home.
Police report that although the girlfriend came home and asked the suspect several times to leave he refused to do so. He was also found by police to allegedly be in possession of marijuana laced with PCP.
He was charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, criminal trespass in the first degree and illegal possession of marijuana.
A Shocking Development
A 45-year-old Rockville woman was arrested on March 30 after it was discovered she allegedly stole someone's identity to pay an electricity bill, according to South Windsor Police.
Police began investigating on Feb. 17 after a woman complained that she was being charged for electricity used in the suspect's former home in South Windsor. Police discovered that the suspect changed the account information and didn't pay an $800 utility bill.
The suspect allegedly admitted to using the victim's identity. Police charged her with identity theft in the third degree and released her on a promise to appear note. She is scheduled to appear in court on April 7.
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
The Hartford Courant reported on March 30 that a 53-year-old East Haven woman was arrested after being pulled over by Clinton police when it was determined there was a warrant for her arrest related to charges including insurance fraud.
Police state she allegedly made a false statement after a fire at her home in April of 2010, claiming she had made an insurance claim reporting that certain items were stolen. Police determined following an eight-month investigation that she removed the items before the fire struck and had lied to them during the process.
She was also charged with giving a false statement and criminal attempt to commit larceny.
In the Driver's Seat
A 24-year-old Hartford woman was arrested at 12:30 a.m. on April 1 by the West Hartford Police after she allegedly sat in a bus driver's seat and refused to move. The West Hartford Police Department reported that she was angry because she had been brought to the wrong location and a dispute ensued. She was charged with second-degree breach of peace and is scheduled to appear in court on April 6.
Airing Dirty Laundry
A 23-year-old female fugitive from Bloomfield was found by U.S. Marshals hiding under a pile of dirty laundry in a local home, according to an April 1 article in the Hartford Courant. A team that included members of different police departments was seeking her following what began as a simple shoplifting incident in Glastonbury.
During the incident, in which she allegedly stole two faucets from Home Depot that she stated in court she planned to sell, the woman fled in a car and crashed it before fleeing on foot. She then called her boyfriend for a ride.
When a police officer spotted her approaching the boyfriend's car, he called out to her. The boyfriend drove at the officer and was shot in the wrist.
She has been charged with three counts of violation of probation and three counts of failure to appear in court.
The Bullets Are Flying
Police arrested a 67-year-old for allegedly making alarming comments to a state legislator regarding a proposal to ban high-ammunition magazines, according to an April 1 article in the Hartford Courant, although the suspect states his remarks were taken out of context by authorities.
He allegedly contacted a state representative's office several times during the previous week, eventually saying “the bullets would fly” if the legislation was passed. He said later he meant that criminals would act more freely if gun ownership was affected.
He was charged with misdemeanor harassment and released on $1,000 bond. Police allegedly found several weapons, including an Uzi, in his home.
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