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Middletown Arrests: Oct. 17 to Nov. 9

The following information was provided by the Middletown Police 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:

INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM, ILLEGAL OPERATION UNDER SUSPENSION — On Nov. 9 at 12:28 a.m., Ernest J. Smith, 58, of Burgundy Hills was driving a Buick Century at East Main Street and Saybrook Road.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER — On Nov. 8 at 1:48 p.m., police were called to a home on Washington Street about Mark Edward Springer, 31, of Washington Street being at his girlfriend's in violation of a protective order.

INTERFERING WITH OFFICER, SECOND-DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, BREACH OF PEACE — On Nov. 8 at 7:10 p.m., police were called to Javapalooza on Main Street after a man said he went to get coffee there but it was closed and he was hit in the eye with an object on the street. The suspect, Kirk J. Lisica, 38, of Newfield Street, the report says, was yelling obscenities at the victim. Back at headquarters, police say, Lisica became enraged and refused to be fingerprinted then damaged a video monitor by hitting it with his hand.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION — On Nov. 7 at 1 p.m., Boguslaw Mamczynski, 36, of Moodus Drive, East Hampton, turned himself into police on an outstanding warrant.

INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM, FAILURE TO OBEY CONTROL SIGNAL — On Nov. 7 at 10:20 a.m., Paul A. Schaafsma, 46, of Bow Lane was driving a Toyota Corolla on Washington Street and failed to stop at Main Street, the report says. He told police he had been having a tough time lately with personal issues and knew he went through the light.
THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT — On Nov. 6 at 1 a.m., police serving a warrant on Rudolph Durazzo, 36, of Main Street found him hiding under the bed in his apartment.

IMPROPER USE MARKER PLATE, FAILURE TO DISPLAY PLATES, INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM, OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE IS SUSPENDED — On Nov. 5 at 12:12 p.m., Charles M. Lewis, 38, of Hillside Avenue was driving a Honda Accord on deKoven Drive without a front plate.

OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE IS SUSPENDED — On Oct. 30 at 10:33 a.m., Rahsean Shaheems, 46, of Sargent Street, Hartford, was driving a Jaguar on Main and Green streets with two side brake lights out, the report says.

OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE IS SUSPENDED, INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM — On Oct. 30 at 11:14 p.m., Stephen J. Grant, 25, of Dwight Street East, New Haven, was driving a Nissan Sentra and seen by police pulling into various condo complexes off Westlake Drive, the report says. He told police he was having trouble finding a friend; he wasn't aware his license was suspended.

FAILURE TO HAVE LIGHTS LIT, OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE IS SUSPENDED — On Oct. 28 at 5:57 a.m., Enoc Rivera, 47, of Mill Street, Meriden, was driving a Dodge Caravan on High Street with no marker plate light. The report says he showed his Mexican ID which expired in 1994.

BREACH OF PEACE, THREATENING — On Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m., police were called to Edible Arrangements on Main Street after an employee said a man in a Papa John's uniform, Jason Hamilton, 34, of White Birch Bend, Portland, came in and aggressively asked to speak to the owner. The report says he told him, "if he did not give [a former female employee who now works at Papa John's] a check tonight, he would shoot her." Police say the female was owed a couple hours of pay.

TRAVELING UNREASONABLY FAST, OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE LICENSE IS SUSPENDED — On Oct. 17 at 10:17 p.m., Hally S. Padilla, 21, of Rose Circle, was seen by an officer speeding on Washington Street. The passenger lied about his identity, police say, and Padilla never corrected it.

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