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Middletown Arrests: Dec. 21 to Jan. 1

The following police reports come from the Middletown Police public information officer. Individuals named here reflect charges filed, never a conviction.

Middletown Police
Middletown Police

Middletown Police report the following incidents:

Jan. 1

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, INTERFERING WITH AN OFFICER, VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER — At 4:22 p.m., police were called to a home on Hendley Street about Stephanie D. Sajek, 39, who was intoxicated and out of control, according to the report, and had slapped a male victim in the face. Police discovered she had a protective order in force with a child who was present and, the report says, tried to kick the officer who was escorting her to a cruiser several times. 

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, INTERFERING WITH AN OFFICER — At 7:41 a.m., police were called to a home on High Street about Melissa Fader, 27, and Anthony Steffman, 30, residents who got into a verbal argument that turned physical, according to the report. Earlier in the evening, the report says, the two fought about a woman the couple had driven home from New York City earlier in the morning, prompting the two to "wrestle," then Faden punched Steffman and he "stepped on her face" to hold her down, according to the report. Both were charged. 

Dec. 31

TWO COUNTS SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — Christopher Millette, 26, of Red Mill Lane, Moodus, was picked up on outstanding warrants from Wethersfield Police and Connecticut State Police Troop K in Colchester.

TWO COUNTS SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR, RISK OF INJURY TO CHILD, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT — At 9:51 p.m., police were called to a home on Burgundy Hill Lane involving Matthew J. Solek, 45, about a domestic incident, according to the report, in which he was arguing "all night long" with his girlfriend's son and daughter about them being loud in the apartment. Solek then pinned the mother in between the door and the wall after a verbal disagreement, hurting her, police say, and ran from officers. During booking, the report says, Solek complained of heart pain and was sent to Middlesex Hospital by Hunter's Ambulance. He was found with an outstanding warrant from Cromwell Police. 

Dec. 30

SECOND-DEGREE BREACH OF PEACE — Police were called to the parking lot of Stop & Shop on East Main Street about an assault of two victims who had recorded the license plate of the suspects: Jalania Pantano, 18, of Grand Street and Izaiah Coachman, 20, of Town Ridge Road, according to the report. Both were charged with the above, and Coachman, who was arrested additionally for third-degree assault, admitted to punching a man in the face, police say, and Pantino said she pushed another person multiple times.

Dec. 21

IMPROPER USE MARKER PLATE, INSURANCE FAILS MINIMUM, EVADING RESPONSIBILITY, OPERATION IN VIOLATION OF LICENSE CLASSIFICATION — James Overton, 64, of Newfield Street was involved in a car accident and left the scene before police arrived, according to the report. 

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