Middletown Arrests: Sept. 15-18

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:

VIOLATING CONDITIONS OF RELEASE — On Sept. 18 at 3:42 p.m., at Russell Library, Marlayne M. Rudolph, 25, of Main Street approached her roommate who was researching how to get a bail bondsman, the report says. Rudolph told the roommate to get her items out of the apartment. Both had been arrested at 11 a.m. and given a no-contact order. Rudolph was arrested for the above.

INTERFERING WITH AN OFFICER, BREACH OF PEACE — On Sept. 18 at 11 a.m., Robert J. Dunbar, 26, of Main Street was in front of the Main Street Laundry and seen by police fighting with two women. The report says he was asked several times to stop and had to be tackled by officers to handcuff him. He had outstanding Middletown and West Hartford warrants.

TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE, INTERFERING WITH OFFICER — On Sept. 15 at 8:43 p.m., police saw two men at Liberty Street with a woman. Tyrone Mercer, 50, of Liberty Street, police say, had two brown paper bags, one in each hand, with open liquor in each. Mercer tried to position his body between police and Darius Betts, 56, of Liberty Street and Betts was seen taking his hand out of his pocket. The report says Betts had a piece of crack in his palm then placed it in his mouth, moved his head "violently backward" to swallow it, and the officer took his jaw to force him to spit it out, which he didn't, and officers tackled him, but the substance had been swallowed. Mercer ran away from officers after being told to sit down, the report indicates. Betts was arrested for the above; Mercer for interfering with an officer and drinking in public.

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