Middletown Arrests: Nov. 22-28

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:

Nov. 28

THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT, DISORDERLY CONDUCT — At 3:03 a.m., police were called about a woman assaulted by her live-in boyfriend, David Tosto, 35, of Maplewood Terrace, by pulling her off the couch by her arms, bruising one.

INTERFERING WITH OFFICER, VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER, THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT, THREATENING — At 8:50 p.m., police were called about a domestic assault at a home on Rogers Road involving a woman, but when they arrived, Jose A. Perez, 27, of Hotchkiss Street answered the door and denied any wrongdoing, according to the report. Police say Perez was intoxicated, slurring his words and unsteady on his feet and when the victim identified herself began swearing at her in Spanish. When an officer grabbed his arm, he took off running, according to the report, and ignored commands to stop. He fought handcuffing, the report says, then told officers he ran because he is from Puerto Rico, where police are not friendly and considered enemies. The victim had a bloody cloth in her hand and said she was his ex-girlfriend and Perez had assaulted her several times, the report indicates, punched her in the face, swore at her and threatened to break her items. Police say she fears he's capable of killing her.

Nov. 27

VIOLATION OF PROBATION, THIRD-DEGREE ROBBERY — At 12:46 p.m., Jasmine Hunter, 33, of Pease Avenue was at Home Depot on Washington Street and tried to leave the store with concealed items, according to the report. The loss prevention officer said Hunter was dropped off by Geoffrey M. Story, 34, of Ballfall Road, Rockfall, her husband, whom he recognized as a past shoplifter. Once confronted, police say, Hunter pulled away then admitted she had come to the store to steal items to sell for cash after her husband told her which were of high value. 

Story was found driving a Chevrolet Impala in the Liberty Bank parking lot, according to the report, with a plate belonging to a Hyundai Sonata that was reported stolen. He told officers he had no idea why she was in the store and he was stealing items from Home Depot to pay for "medicine."

She was found with an outstanding warrant and charged with the above. Story was arrested for driving an unregistered motor vehicle, improper use of marker plate, insurance coverage fails minimum and sixth-degree larceny.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER — The sister-in-law of Laurie A. Roy, 42, of Boston Road called police to say Roy had "darted" in front of her car while walking on Boston Road, according to the report, on Nov. 24. Police say the victim wasn't sure if Roy had intended to do so until she spoke to her daughter who said the same thing happened to her on that day. Police say Roy suffers from mental health problems and believes one of the two is her mother and told them she just happened to need to cross the road at the same time both women were driving.

Nov. 22

EVADING RESPONSIBILITY, DUI, FAILURE TO DRIVE IN PROPER LANE, DRIVING WITHOUT LICENSE — At 11:35 p.m., Derek Hamlin, 25, of Stoneycrest Drive, while driving a Honda Civic, hit a car and fled the scene, according to the report. He failed a sobriety test and his blood alcohol levels registered .227 and .217.


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