Middletown Police report the following incidents:
SECOND-DEGREE THREATENING — On Oct. 18 at 8:15 a.m., police were called to adult probation on Main Street, where Brent Bates, 37, of Woodland Drive, Deep River, was in custody. He had an outstanding warrant.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT — On Oct. 16 at 7:50 p.m., a victim said he ran into an acquaintance, Preston Marino, 25, of Arbutus Street, at the Citgo gas station on South Main and Warwick streets and, the report says, Marino yelled at the man about a credit card he suspected him of stealing, then spit in his face. The victim left on his motorcycle and told police. A tape confirmed the incident.
SIXTH-DEGREE LARCENY — On Oct. 12 at 10:38 a.m., police were called to Untouchable Towing on Johnson Street for an incident that took place Oct. 10 at 3:30 p.m. when an employee, Joseph G. LoGiudice, 22, of South Main Street, was changing the oil on a friend's car, Robert E. Griffin, 37, of no certain address. When the owner returned on Oct. 11, the report says, tools were missing, including a three-foot-long engine inspection camera worth $300 and a Goodyear cordless drill worth $150. LoGiudice said Griffin may have pawned the items, the report says, and later determined he had done so at Wethersfield and Cromwell pawn shops. The stores had camera shots of him on file, the report says. When police questioned LoGiudice, he burst into tears and admitted Griffin had taken the items. Griffin said LoGiudice asked Griffin to pawn them because he was known for larcenies, the report indicates. Both were arrested.