Middletown Arrests: Aug. 8-22

The following information was provided by the Middletown and Meriden Police Department’s public information officers. An arrest does not constitute a conviction and all defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Middletown Police report the following arrests:

FIRST-DEGREE CRIMINAL TRESPASS, VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER, THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT — On Aug. 22 at 5:30 a.m., James D. Weston, 24, of Portland Street turned himself in on an outstanding warrant for a July 23 incident.

TWO COUNTS SIXTH-DEGREE LARCENY — On Aug. 21, Meriden Police found Chelsea Edgell, 23, of Ridge Road had an outstanding Middletown warrant while investigating a car accident she was involved in. She was picked up at Guida's in Middlefield, the report says.

TWO COUNTS VIOLATION OF PROBATION, THREATENING — On Aug. 21 at 7:15 a.m., Booker T. Edwards, 33, of South Main Street, Chester, was picked up on an outstanding warrant.

SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On Aug. 21 at 7:05 a.m., Kebner Dulphe III, 27, of Rising Trail Drive, turned himself into police on an active warrant.

THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT — On Aug. 21 at 5:39 a.m., Sophorn Men, 43, of Grand Street was at an apartment on St. John's Street, when police say, he argued with his girlfriend and "slammed her head against the wall." The report says Men came home at 5 a.m. and yelled at his live-in girlfriend for leaving the air conditioning on; she walked away and he pushed her and swore at her, then said, "I'm gonna knock you out." He then left and was found in a Honda Accord on Grand Street. He has several arrests for third-degree assault, most recently in November 2010, the report details; including disorderly conduct, breach of peace and violation of a protective order.

BREACH OF PEACE — On Aug. 20, Michael A. McLean, 32, of Grand Street was picked up on an outstanding warrant.

BREACH OF PEACE, ASSAULT PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER — On Aug. 19 at 6:42 p.m., Silas M. Edwards, 25, of Whalley Avenue, New Haven, was at the Middlesex Hospital emergency room had, the report says, assaulted staff and was placed in four-point restraints and sedated. Two staff members were injured; one punched in the face and the other in the arm and hand by Edwards, the report details. Police say he refused to talk and "passed out" from the medication. Earlier that day, he had received a misdemeanor summons from Connecticut State Police Troop F, Westbrook, the report says, then he was found in Old Saybrook inside a police officer's car, which is when he was committed to the hospital.

BREACH OF PEACE, SECOND-DEGREE ASSAULT — On Aug. 18 at 1:48 a.m., police were called to Hair of the Dog Saloon on Main Street for an assault. When police drove up, they saw a man pointing to Timmy Turner Jr., 23, of Fisher Road, yelling, "that's the guy," the report indicated. After being commanded twice to get on the ground, Turner was Tased by officers. The victim said he was drinking with friends when Turner swore at him and his friends then "slapped the beer mug he was holding," and it flew out of his hands and hit a nearby woman, the report indicates. She began bleeding from the head. At 3:04 a.m., the male witness came into police headquarters and explained what happened, as did the woman's friend. At the hospital, the report says, the woman needed several stitches.

OPERATE UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE AND WHILE LICENSE IS SUSPENDED, INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, DUI — On Aug. 17 at 5:08 p.m., an officer saw Jason L. Curtis, 38, of Prospect Street driving a Chevrolet K-15 and fail to stop at Grand and High streets. The report says Curtis smelled of alcohol and admitted drinking two beers, then said four; and failed sobriety tests. Breath tests registered a blood-alcohol level of .1988 and .1826, the report details.

OPERATE UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE, INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, IMPROPER USE MARKER PLATE, TRAVELING UNREASONABLY FAST — On Aug. 15 at 6:29 p.m., Albert C. Daniels Jr., 53, of Crown Street, Meriden, was clocked by police driving 53mph in a 35mph zone on Washington Street. The report says Daniels said he was working to earn the monty to insure and register the car and had put 4 new tires on it and made other improvements.

OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE IS SUSPENDED — On Aug. 14 at 3:26 p.m., police were called to Ghezzi's Package Store on Newfield Street for a suspicious vehicle. A green minivan with no hubcaps two spare tires on it, "rope holding up the rear tail lights and no license plate," the report says was driving erratically, was parked there and the driver continued onto Town Brook Condos and parked. The driver, Chester French Mounts, 54, of Portland Cobalt Road, was identified by his Connecticut inmate ID card, the report details, who had a bottle of Dubra Vodka told police he just got out of jail for DUI.

FAILURE TO KEEP PLATES READABLE, OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE IS SUSPENDED — On Aug. 12 at 6:04 p.m., Johnny Figueroa, 27, of Congress Street, Manchester, was driving a motorcycle on Harbor Drive without a front marker place, the report says. Figueroa told the officer the manufacturer "messed up" and he was suing them for assembling the bike, owned by his ex-girlfriend, incorrectly. A tow truck was called and had trouble removing the motorcycle because, the report says, of the "customizations" made to it. "The entire time the workers were moving the motorcycle onto the truck," the report indicates, "Figueroa videotaped their actions and made several mentions of lawsuits if anything were to be damaged."

DISORDERLY CONDUCT — On Aug. 12 at 3:45 p.m., John Imgraham, 49, of Main Street was in a fight with his neighbor, Roger S. Wilks, 59, of Main Street, over a bike; when, the report says, Wilks was drunk and fell over, injuring himself. Wilks was hit in the nose, which was bleeding, police report. Both men were arrested.

STOP SIGN VIOLATION, OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE IS SUSPENDED — On Aug. 11 at 7:56 p.m., Nina M. McDaniel, 20, of Loveland Street was driving a 2001 Hyundai on Pearl Street and failed to stop at High Street, the report says. Her driver's license was confiscated.

OPERATE UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE, ILLEGAL OPERATION UNDER SUSPENSION — On Aug. 10 at 9:09 a.m., William J. King, 46, of Washington Street  was driving on Hillside Avenue with an expired registration; he admitted, the report says, to having a suspended license, too, but had borrowed the truck.

SIXTH-DEGREE LARCENY — On Aug. 9 at 4:31 p.m., police were called to Bob's Stores on East Main Street for a shoplifter. The loss prevention employee said he saw Jonathan Dumais, 34, of Burr Avenue open a Red Sox team bracelet valued at $10.62 and put it in his pocket.

DUI — On Aug. 8 at 2:12 p.m., David J. Burch, 61, of LaBella Circle was in a parked Geo Prism in Melilli Plaza and witnessed by an officer driving over a concrete curb and onto a 10-foot sidewalk, then back up into the space again, the report says. Burch's speech was slurred and eyes glassy and smelled of alcohol, police say, but denied drinking then said he had one 24 ounce can of Natural Ice beer he bought two hours before. He failed a sobriety test, the report says and breath tests revealed a .119 blood alcohol content and .102.


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