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Middletown Blotter: Aug. 17-Sept. 5

The following information was provided by the Middletown Police Department public information officer. An arrest does not constitute a conviction and all defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Middletown Police report the following incidents:

FIRST- AND SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On Sept. 5 at 6:15 a.m., Michael Riley, 37, of Grove Street, Portland, and Mt. Pleasant Street, Meriden, turned himself in on an outstanding warrant.

SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On Sept. 4, Kasean White, 24, of Cleaveland Avenue, East Hartford, turned himself in on an outstanding warrant.

SIXTH-DEGREE LARCENY — On Sept. 4 at 10:55 p.m., Brandon Drake, 22, of Saybrook Road was seen by police walking on Main Street with an outstanding warrant from July 12.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT — On Sept. 4 at 1:51 p.m., police were called to West Street on a physical domestic between a woman and man who have a child and live together, the report indicates.  Benn Mancini, 33, of West Street said Katharine Landry, 33, of West Street threw his clothes outside when he went to retrieve them, screamed and yelled at him and shoved him, so he shoved her back, the report details, then took the clothes back and refused to give them to Mancini. Katharine said he began the fight and she only took a cigarette out of Mancini’s mouth, the report indicates. Both were arrested.

ASSAULT PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER — On Sept. 3 at 9:30, Christopher Polack, 39, of Broad Street was found by Middletown Street Crime officers after having an outstanding warrant from a May 2 attack of four Middlesex Hospital emergency room personnel.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT — On Sept. 3 at 2:52 a.m., police were called to Washington Street for a domestic and Sebastian J. Rosano, 20, answered the door with no shirt on, the report says, and scratches on his neck, chest and face that were bleeding. Police say he fought with his girlfriend after she came home late and turned on the bedroom light, waking him up; he told her to leave and she grabbed his face, the report says, so he pushed her off the bed. The victim left the apartment.

TWO COUNTS SECOND-DEGREE ROBBERY, CONSPIRACY, ATTEMPT TO COMMIT CRIME — On Sept. 3, James Artruc, 21, of Walnut Street was found at home on an outstanding warrant from a violent armed robbery that took place Jan. 28 at the Irving Gas Station at 302 East Main Street.

FIRST- AND TWO COUNTS SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On Sept. 2 at 4 a.m., Richard Cox, 57, of Pomeroy Place was at the Middlesex Hospital emergency room and found with an outstanding warrant.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, INTERFERING WITH EMERGENCY CALL — On Sept. 2 at 8:06 p.m. a woman walked into police headquarters saying that her boyfriend and ex-husband, Christopher Blake, 24, of Braeburn Lane, and she had gotten into an argument and hurt her wrist, the report indicates. She said she lives with him, her mother, her mother’s boyfriend and her two children and that night between 6 and 6:30 p.m. she dropped her daughter off at her grandparents’ home in Cromwell, and told her mother she’d be back the next night. The report says Blake came out screaming at her asking where his daughter was, pinning her against a truck and he hurt her wrist trying to stop her from calling 911. Blake told officers he didn’t want her to take their child to Cromwell and admitted to “flipping out” but denied hitting her.

BREACH OF PEACE, INTERFERING WITH OFFICER — On Sept. 1 at 6:05 p.m., police were called to Mad Murphy’s on South Main Street for an unruly man who had caused a disturbance but left the bar on foot. Richard Zawisa, 46, of Acer Drive was found a few feet down the road, yelled and screamed at officers but refused to speak with officers in private, the report says, so he was “unwillingly” put in handcuffs. The owner told officers he refused to sell him any more drinks because Zawisa was so intoxicated, so he became combative and “shoved at him.” The report says Zawisa left the bar threatening revenge. He then told officers to “go [expletive] yourself,” and threatened to “get even with” another officer on another night, the report details.

OPERATE UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE, INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM — On Aug. 31, Laura Hall, 60, of Stoneycrest Drive was driving on deKoven Drive at Rapallo with a brake light out, the report indicates. Her registration expired on May 6.

OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN LICENSE SUSPENDED — On Aug. 31 at 8:08 p.m., Jackie R. Cunningham, 57, of Evergreen Circle was driving a Mercury Sable on Saybrook Road and stopped at the Irving Gas Station. Cunningham said he borrowed the car from a friend, the report says, and had a license suspended in September 2011 — he told the officer he believed it only to be expired.

POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE, INTERFERING WITH AN OFFICER — On Aug. 31, Andre J. Morris, 37, of East Main Street was a passenger in a routine motor vehicle stop, when the report says, the driver said he had crack in his pocket. When asked to step out of the car, an officer saw a white substance under Morris’ tongue, the report details, and tried to swallow it then flee the scene. An officer tackled Morris, causing him to spit out a 3.8 gram bag of cocaine.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION — On Aug. 31 at 10:45 a.m., Krystal Johnson, 21, of the 500 block of Main Street turned herself in on an outstanding warrant.

TWO COUNTS SECOND-DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT — On Aug. 31 at 12:45 p.m., David T. Miller, 18, of Putter Place turned himself in on an outstanding warrant.

OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN LICENSE SUSPENDED — On Aug. 29 at 11:09 a.m., Matthew MacNeil, 42, of Candlewood Hill, Higganum, was driving a Jeep on Cooley Avenue with a large crack in the windshield. The report says MacNeil told the officer his license was suspended due to a DUI arrest and he wasn’t the registered owner.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER — On Aug. 28 at 2:06 p.m., Atisha S. Riley, 35, of Chatham Court, Portland, was stopped while driving on Rapallo Avenue and deKoven Drive with a passenger from whom she was protected by a court order, the report says.

OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN LICENSE SUSPENDED, DUI, POSSESSION LESS THAN HALF-OUNCE MARIJUANA, AND OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA — On Aug. 26 at 10:21 p.m., Robert C. Royels Jr., 55, of Pomeroy Place was driving a Ford on Middlefield Street. The report says Royels appeared to be intoxicated, failed a sobriety test and admitted to drinking earlier in the day. He had 3.3 grams of marijuana and rolling paper on him, the report details.

OPERATE UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE, IMPROPER USE MARKER PLATE — On Aug. 24, Scott D. Trudel, 38, was driving on Main Street without a front plate.

POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, ATTEMPT TO COMMIT CRIME — On Aug. 24, Shannon O’Brien, 23, of Plaza Drive called the cell phone of a known narcotics dealer that police had possession of, to buy crack, the report says. A number of waxy plastic heroin bags were found on her, with used needles, .2 grams of cocaine and $40 in cash. At 8:47 p.m., the report says, she admitted she was trying to buy narcotics. The same day, Jerry Lee Parks, 50, of Bow Lane called the cell phone looking for crack. The report says Parks was found with a smoking pipe, push rod and steel filter.  He was charged with attempt to commit a crime and use of drug paraphernalia. At 10 p.m., he admitted to officers he was trying to buy crack. Both were arrested on Washington Street.

CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION — On Aug. 17 at 1:59 p.m., Shamar Carr, 24, of Akron Street, Meriden, was driving a Toyota on deKoven Drive near Rapallo Avenue without a plate on the rear of the car. When the officer pulled Carr over, he saw a paper registration but still couldn’t read it, the report says, and Carr told him he “forgot his license in the other bag,” pointing toward the infant in the car, giving the officer a fake name and date of birth. After two searches, dispatch couldn’t find the name, so Carr shrugged and sighed, the report indicates, and gave his real name, telling the officer he had given his brother’s information because his license was suspended.

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