Middletown Police report the following incidents:
INTERFERING WITH AN OFFICER, RECKLESS USE OF HIGHWAY — On Feb. 15 at 10:12 p.m., Lamont White, 31, of College Street was walking on Main Street, saw police and crossed the street at Liberty outside the crosswalk. He said he had no ID and gave a fake name, social security number, arrest history and date of birth, then said he had gotten out of prison a month ago after being arrested in New York at age 17. He was asked to call his wife and she gave his name and date of birth. He was found with an outstanding warrant from CT State Police Troop F of first-degree escape.
NON-STUDENT POSSESSING DRUG PARAPHERNALIA NEAR SCHOOL — On Feb. 15 at 3:48 p.m., Kelly M. Dunnack, 21, of Main Street, Portland, was a passenger in a Ford Ranger pickup with a smashed front windshield and she and the driver, Gerry L. Mannick, 49, of Main Street, Portland, were not wearing seatbelts. Dunnack was visibly shaking, police say, and turned over a piece of Char Boy Brillo from her jacket she said was her father’s. On the passenger side floor, police found a crack pipe. Mannick, who was on parole, was found with two knives, one with a white hard substance on it (cocaine). The unnamed driver was charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia; Dunnack on the above.
TWO COUNTS SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR, THIRD-DEGREE IDENTITY THEFT, SECOND-DEGREE FORGERY, SIXTH-DEGREE LARCENY — On Feb. 15 at 10:15 a.m., Diane Damiano, 42, of East Street was in Middletown Superior Court with an active warrant.
POSSESSION NARCOTICS — On Feb. 15, David Kuzara, 43, of Evergreen Circle was stopped in his car on Route 9 sought after a traffic violation. He was very nervous and made numerous furtive movements, police say, within the car. Two pieces of crack cocaine were found inside.
OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED — On Feb. 14, Keith L. Goodrich, 22, of Main Street, East Hampton, was driving on Pearl Street with both brake lights out.
THIRD-DEGREE STRANGULATION, DISORDERLY CONDUCT — On Feb. 14 at 2:23 p.m., police received a call from a woman that Timmy Turner, 23, of Fisher Road, her daughter’s boyfriend, had choked her daughter and was refusing to leave the house. He was found at Fisher and Meech Road; he told police he "messed up" and he lives with his girlfriend of three years whom he has a 2-year-old son with and her mother. He said they had been yelling and disrespecting him, when he blacked out and started choking his girlfriend, the report says. The woman told police she was OK.
FIRST-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On Feb. 14 at 2:30 p.m., Richard Amichia, 18, of Inverness Lane was found at Cromwell Police with an outstanding warrant.
THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT, BREACH OF PEACE, POSSESSION NARCOTICS, CARRYING DANGEROUS WEAPON — On Feb. 14 at 11:51 a.m., police had a walk-in complaint on an attempted stabbing on Main Street in front of Liberty Tax. Michele Palmer, 46, of no certain address, who fit the description of the suspect, was standing in front of the Forest City liquor store; she admitted to the altercation with a man who owes her money. Police saw a piece of plastic at her feet with two pills (Hydrocodone) inside; she said it was not hers and she had no weapon. A pat-down revealed a 3-inch folding knife, which Palmer said she forgot about, police say. She had no identification but police had arrested her the night before. Video footage showed Palmer throwing the pills to the ground as police arrived. The victim said she had tried to stab him but didn’t want to press charges and left; another man said she had hit him in the chest as he tried to stop her. Police say Palmer has an extensive criminal history — two robbery charges, an escape charge, theft of a firearm, carrying a dangerous weapon, multiple narcotics charges and multiple failures to appear.
OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE REGISTRATION SUSPENDED — On Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m., Robert Peterson, 64, of Main Street was driving a Geo Prism on Main Street. He told police he thought he had taken care of the registration a couple weeks before.
OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED — On Feb. 12 at 6:07 p.m., Janet M. Roberts, 25, of Grand Street was driving a Nissan Maxima on High Street without a plate light and turned onto Loveland without signaling.
IMPROPER USE MARKER PLATE, OPERATE UNREGISTERED VEHICLE AND WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED — On Feb. 8 at 4:44 p.m., Joseph W. Hamner, 52, of Grove Street, Portland, was driving a Chevrolet van on Smith Street with a license plate covered by a trailer hitch; the plate was for a Cavalier. Hamner said he was having a tough time with money and needed to go to work, had bought the car in November but didn’t have money to register it since the car had blown its motor.
OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM — On Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m., Andrew Srb, 39, of Fowler Avenue had his Jeep Cherokee parked in front of Forest City Liquor. Srb admitted he had been drinking but passed a sobriety test.
THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT, BREACH OF PEACE — On Feb. 6 at 5:41 p.m., a victim walked into police headquarters saying her friend, Jayvonrowhan Waller, 20, of Chestnut Court, Cromwell, had assaulted her. He was found in an apartment on East Main Street and told police “he didn’t know how to put it but she was a [prostitute],” the report says, but denied touching her.