PD: Drunk Woman Removed From Bar Made 'Bizarre Comments'

Middletown Police say a New Britain woman who over Imbibed at the Hair of the Dog Saloon criticized the arresting officer's driving and inattention.


report the following incidents:

FAILURE TO PAY OR PLEAD — On March 27 at 7:14 p.m., police patrolling Metro Square Plaza saw Gary W. Latham, 42, of no certain address sitting on the window ledge of 170 Main Street by Metro Spirits. The officer told him he was loitering and Latham handed over a New York identification card. A check revealed he had an outstanding warrant from Hartford.

OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE AND REGISTRATION ARE SUSPENDED, INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM — On March 25 at 9:10 p.m., Sirlester Parker, 33, of Colony Street, Meriden, was driving a Chevrolet Blazer on Broad Street. He was found with two outstanding warrants: one from North Branford for failure to respond and an evading motor vehicle accident from Meriden. Police say he had a marijuana pipe with a green leafy substance inside, which Parker said was fragrance. It tested negative for marijuana, the report says.

OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE REGISTRATION IS SUSPENDED — On March 25, Karrie L. McAllister, 31, of Sandy Brook Road, Clinton, was driving a Nissan Altima and pulled onto the Citgo on Saybrook Road.

INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM — On March 25, Ernest J. Smith, 57, of Peachtree Lane was seen by police driving a Buick Century on Newfield Street and ran through a red light. When stopped, he told officers he was running late for an event and they discovered his insurance had expired in October.

CRIMINAL TRESPASS — On March 25, the Hair of the Dog Saloon bartender called police about a drunk patron, Sheri L. Taylor, 43, of Kimble Drive, New Britain, who was disruptive and refused to leave. Police had her leave and were called back an hour later when Taylor returned, telling the bartender, “go ahead, call them. They won’t do [expletive]. They didn’t last time.” The report says in the car on the way to headquarters, Taylor “was babbling, 'excuse me! excuse me! Your driving is inappropriate!’” While being processed, the report says, Taylor made “bizarre comments … ‘you know, you aren’t paying attention… I could kill you right now. But I won’t, because you seem like a nice young man and your parents would be upset.’”

INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM — On March 20 at 9:33 a.m., Melinda Pennyman, 45, of Washington Street was in a two-car crash at Washington and Newfield Street in which she struck the back of a car in front of her. Her insurance expired Dec. 4, the report says.

INTERFERING WITH OFFICER, SIXTH-DEGREE LARCENY — On March 19 at 7:02 p.m., police responded to Frazier Avenue on the report several people were dealing drugs. Police saw five people and recognized one as a person convicted for drug sales. Arlene P. Allen, 52, of Frazier Avenue took something from that person, police say, saw officers and threw it in the sewer grate. Police couldn’t recover anything. She gave officers a fake date of birth, the report says, so they released her; dispatch gave her real date of birth and found she had an outstanding warrant from Manchester.

OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE IS SUSPENDED — On March 10 at 4:29 p.m., Robert J. Toth, 25, of Coles Road, Cromwell, was driving a Honda Civic on Pleasant Street and police saw the driver appeared nervous and looked away from the officer. The car pulled into the Hogan House rooming house parking lot. The officer then saw Toth and the passenger walking on the Route 9 on ramp off Main Street Extension despite the “no pedestrians” sign, the report says. Toth said he didn’t know his license was suspended.

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