Middletown Police report the following incidents:
THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT — At 1:02 a.m., Ronald A. Mauro, 47, of Randolph Road allegedly fought with his live-in girlfriend of four months, Angela Magnoli, 47, of Mill Street, according to the report, while both were intoxicated. Mauro admitted punching Magnoli in her eye and dragging her down the stair after she hit him in the mouth, police say. Mauro was charged with the above and Magnoli for second-degree breach of peace.
FIRST-DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF — Around 9:30 p.m., Nicholas V. Cacai, 31, of Fairway Drive, Meriden, turned himself in on an outstanding warrant.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER — At 4:01 a.m., police were called to Main and Washington streets by Margaret L. Easter, 41, of Miller Street who said her ex-boyfriend, Ronald Coates, 34, of Main Street, Portland, had stolen her Play Station, according to the report, after leaving her home. Easter told officers he was walking over the Arrigoni Bridge into Portland, where he was found. The report says both were arrested.
INTERFERING WITH OFFICER, SECOND-DEGREE BREACH OF PEACE, SECOND-DEGREE THREATENING — At 4:33 p.m., Richard Zawisa, 47, of Acer Drive was at Matty's Next Door on South Main Street where police were called about a man threatening patrons with a knife. The bartender told police Zawisa had a sandwich and a couple beers, then began screaming into his phone, according to the report. She took his beer and told him to leave after he paid his bill, police say, and he told her to mind her own business, when two brothers tried to help her. The report says Zawisa threatened to stab the men and throw one through the window and left through the back door. A witness working next door at Jerry's Pizza told police he saw the argument and Zawisa get a knife from his pocket, according the report.
VIOLATION OF PROBATION, FAILURE TO APPEAR — At 9:03 p.m., Tyrus L. Hines, 30, of Broad Street, Norwich, was on East Main Street where officers were called about a loud noise and found with two outstanding warrants, according to the report.
DUI, FAILURE TO DRIVE IN PROPER LANE — At 10:50 a.m., Pamela A. Cotharin, 45, of Conner Drive was driving a Jeep Wrangler on Vine Street and drove up over the curb and onto the grass then nearly hit a telephone poll, according to the report. Cotharin made eye contact with the officer witness then accelerated toward him on Cross Street, nearly hitting him, the report says. She smelled of alcohol, police say, and when she stepped out of the car nearly fell to the ground. The report indicates Cotharin failed sobriety tests and her two blood alcohol level tests registered .305. Her license was revoked for 24 hours.
THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT, DISORDERLY CONDUCT — At 7:33 p.m., police were called to Boston Road where a victim leaning in to the passenger-side window of a car told police Patrick A. McGrath, 51, of Boston Road drove by and yelled, "move your call." Five minutes later, the report says, McGrath drove by, got out of his car and tackled the victim, then told officers he "just snapped" but didn't intend to hurt the victim.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH EMISSIONS, INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM — At 12:19 p.m., Jeannette Miranda, 36, of Hillside Avenue was driving on North Main Street.
FAILURE TO REGISTER COMMERCIAL VEHICLE, INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM, OPERATION MOTORCYCLE WITHOUT PROPER LICENSE — At 12:59 p.m., Adam J. Lyke, 32, of Randolph Road was involved in an accident on East Main Street while driving his motorcycle, according to the report. Lyke told officers he was driving his bike around the block because someone was coming to buy it. While driving east on East Main Street, the report says, a car took a left turn out of the Stop & Shop plaza right in front of him, causing the accident. His bike is not registered or insured, the report details.
DUI, FAILURE TO HAVE LIGHTS LIT — At 1:33 a.m., Kenneth L. Brooks Jr., 25, of Middlefield Street was driving a Subaru Impreza with a headlight out. Once stopped, according to the report, he smelled strongly of alcohol and had bloodshot and glossy eyes, then said, "I'm not going to lie. I'm drunk." He failed a sobriety test and his blood alcohol levels were .1236 and .1194, according to the report.
FAILURE TO RENEW REGISTRATION, OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN LICENSE SUSPENDED — At 6:24 p.m., Brandon Murzyn, 21, of Brookwood Road was driving a car on Vine and Washington streets with a moving license plate, according to the report.
INTERFERING WITH OFFICER, BREACH OF PEACE — At 9:45 p.m., Dalton R. Barnes, 42, of Grand Street was with three other men at a car parked illegally on Main and Green streets when an officer heard him say, "Come on, man. I only have 10 bucks. You gotta give me a little bit for that," then the men walked away when they saw police, according to the report. Barnes, who has an extensive criminal history, the report indicates, and many narcotics-related offenses, ran from police toward Rapallo Avenue then changed direction and ran into a store. Despite the officer telling the other men to stay there, the car drove off, according to the report. Barnes became angry, swearing at the officer, who repeatedly told him to be quiet or he'd be arrested.
INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM, OPERATION UNREGISTERED VEHICLE, IMPROPER USE OF MARKER PLATE, STOP SIGN VIOLATION — At 10:13 a.m., Clayton D. Mounts, 51, of Prospect Street was driving a Ford Explorer on Prospect at Spring Street near where children were playing at Macdonough Elementary School and failed to stop at the sign, according to the report. Mounts threw a small glass object out the window as the officer watched it bounce and break. It later was determined to be a crack pipe, according to the report, and the officer knew he was a narcotics abuser. Mounts kept telling police, according to the document, that he had no drugs and was going to buy some crack cocaine. A search revealed he had .1 gram of crack and was given a ticket for littering, police indicate.