Cops: Man Stabbed Another Near Soup Kitchen in Dispute Over Girl

Middletown Police say the victim and accused have known each other for 18 years.

Middletown Police report the following incidents:

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT — On Nov. 20, police picked up Robert Camera, 28, of Main Street at the Newington Police Department. He has an extensive criminal history in Florida totaling 27 pages.

SECOND-DEGREE ASSAULT, BREACH OF PEACE, INTERFERING WITH AN OFFICER — On Nov. 20 at 1:09 p.m., police were called to St. Vincent De Paul Place soup kitchen for a stabbing of a victim by Alexander J. Rivera, 32, of Main Street, who fled on a bike. The victim’s left pant leg and hand were covered in blood, the report states. A witness said she saw Rivera and the victim go around the corner into an alley and minutes later the victim returned saying Rivera had stabbed him. Officers used a K-9 to track him to Broad Street. At Hartford Hospital, the report says, the victim’s leg was bleeding profusely even after receiving stitches. He said he had known Rivera for 18 years; the victim had allowed him to stay with him last winter several times until they had a falling out over a girl. The report says the victim told police Rivera and his cousin had assaulted him twice before; he had gone to Middlesex Hospital but had not reported it. That day, he said, Rivera stabbed him with a four-inch black-handled knife, causing a 1.5- to 2-inch cut. Officers found two knives on Rivera, who has 15 prior arrests. In 1996, he was convicted of second-degree assault and interfering/resisting on Oct. 18. He has a pending case from July 6 which involves six drug offenses and has served jail time.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT — On Nov. 18 at 2 p.m., Nichole M. Paradis, 32, turned herself in on an outstanding warrant.

OPERATE UNREGISTERED VEHICLE, INSURANCE FAILS MINIMUM, OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN LICENSE SUSPENDED — On Nov. 15 at 9:01 p.m., Peter Bafumie, 56, of no certain address was driving a Toyota Corolla on Liberty Street.


THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT, BREACH OF PEACE — On Nov. 13 at 12:10 p.m., Roland W. Brochu, 55, of Grandview Avenue, Wallingford, allegedly assaulted a man’s head in the 500 block of Main Street. A witness pointed him out and police smelled alcohol on his breath as he attempted to get into his Chevrolet K2500 pickup. He told officers the victim cursed at him then attacked him and he defended himself. The victim said he was at work at Sew-Fine Upholstery in a van, exiting the tunnel onto Main, talking to himself, complaining about the next delivery with the window open when Brochu came over and said, “What the [expletive] did you say to me? You want to start [expletive]?” He opened the door and it hit Brochu accidentally and they got into a shoving match, police say, and the victim fell to the ground. Brochu kept punching and kicking him in the face with steel-toe boots. Police say Brochu was found guilty of staling on Oct. 14 and given one year of  jail suspended, 18 months probation and 22 hours of community service.

OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN LICENSE SUSPENDED — On Nov. 10 at 7:23 p.m., Anthony Jefferson, 49, of Wadsworth Street was driving a Lexus on Main Street.


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