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Middletown Arrests: Aug. 18 to Sept. 4

The following police reports are obtained directly from the Middletown Police public information officer and inclusion on this list reflect charges filed, not convictions.

Middletown Police
Middletown Police

Middletown Police report the following incidents:

Sept. 4

THREE COUNTS SECOND- AND ONE COUNT FIRST-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — At 6:29 a.m., Joshua L. Hurley, 22, of Navajo Trail, East Hampton, turned himself in on an outstanding warrant from East Hampton Police.

Sept. 3

RISK OF INJURY TO CHILD, THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT — At 7 a.m., Valerie Deschaine, 39, of Ridgefield Drive turned herself in on an outstanding warrant. 

Sept. 2

DISORDERLY CONDUCT — At 5:47 p.m., Jose Rivera, 52, of no certain address, roommate of Lori Ouellette, at their Main Street apartment and threatened her with a knife, according to the report. Officers heard yelling at the rear third-floor entrance, the report details, and Ouellette was seen outside with the knife next to her. The report says she woke Rivera up while holding the knife and slapped him while she said he came into her bedroom at 5:45 p.m., swore about where his sneakers were located and held a knife to her throat. Both were charged.

Sept. 1

DISORDERLY CONDUCT — At 10:02 p.m., William C. Kowaleski, 57, of Hunting Hill Drive was at the scene of a domestic dispute in which his wife said he was drinking and throwing objects around the house all day, left for dinner and returned, becoming even more violent, according to the report. He threw an antique chicken wire box into the garage and when she tried to put it in her car, Kowaleski ripped it from her hands, the report says, threw the box and crushed it with his feet. He told officers he picked up and threw the bin to aggravate his wife, police say, and she pushed him down three flights of stairs. 

Aug. 28

FIRST-DEGREE CRIMINAL TRESPASS — At 6:30 a.m., Michelle M. Cherry, 33, of Grand Street turned herself in on an outstanding warrant.

Aug. 25

SIXTH-DEGREE LARCENY — At 11 p.m., Geoffrey M. Story, 33, of Ballfall Road, Rockfall, was brought in by East Hampton Police on an outstanding warrant.

Aug. 24

RECKLESS DRIVING, DUI — At 10:56 p.m., while driving a Hyundai Sonata, Michael Greco, 29, of Broad Street, Meriden, took a left turn off Washington Street at a high rate of speed, according to the report. He kept looking at his registration and insurance paperwork close to his face, police say, with difficulty concentrating, while smelling of alcohol. Greco told officers he was the designated drive and hadn't consumed alcohol and passengers said he had only drank one so Greco amended his statement to say he had one or two alcoholic drinks from 5 p.m. to 9:30 or 10 p.m. The report says he failed a sobriety test and his blood alcohol levels registered .1270 and .1239.

Aug. 18

FAILURE TO DISPLAY FRONT LICENSE PLATE, POSSESSION LESS THAN HALF-OUNCE MARIJUANA, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, WEAPONS IN VEHICLE — At 6:46 p.m., Michelle Wyatt, 35, of Rapallo Avenue was a passenger in a Hyundai on High and Grand streets traveling without a front license plate. Wyatt was verbally assaultive to detectives, the report says, and the driver was "tensing his body in anger" and actively resisted handcuffing. A search revealed 12 "dime bags" or narcotics packaging, the document says, in the driver's pocket, a rolled-up dollar bill with marijuana residue inside weighing 1.1 grams, a marijuana grinder, and a fixed-blade black-handled butcher knife with an 8-inch steel blade under the floor mat. Wyatt told officers she forgot it was there and used it in case anyone attacked her while she returns to her car after work.

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