Middletown Police report the following incidents:
THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT, SECOND-DEGREE BREACH OF PEACE — Robert Belles, 49, of Main Street allegedly hit his girlfriend on Main Street in front of the Smoke 911 shop, according to the report, after arguing in their apartment while they watched TV, according to the report. Belles was reportedly angry because the victim was "against" him but she didn't understand his meaning.
Belles then slapped and punched the victim in the face, hurting her eye, cheek and lip, police indicate. He told officers the victim had accused him of cheating on her and demanded to look at text messages on his cell phone, but as he tried to remain calm, she hit him on the back of the head so he lost control and punched her three or four times in the face. Belles told detectives he didn't mean to hit her and wasn't "brought up that way," according to documents.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT — At 5:51 p.m., Christine Miles, 35, of Portland Street turned herself in on an outstanding warrant after being accused of poking her husband Christopher Miles, 48, of Portland Street in the face following an argument, the report indicates. Both were arrested.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT — At 5:10 p.m., a woman said she and her boyfriend, Adam Couture, 47, of LaBella Circle, argued after he slept over her house because he asked her to marry him, according to the report, when she had no intention of reuniting. When she called her friend, officers say, Couture became angry and punched her in the head and slapped her all over the body. She called her friend to say he was beating her and alerted police.
The report says Couture appeared to be very intoxicated and could not stand up while his mood changed to "different levels of extreme," the report indicates, yelling, swearing and banging his head against the window. While being booked, police say, Couture continued his "up and down behavior," talking normal to officers then screaming and back again.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT — At 6:07 p.m., the victim said he was playing card with friends when his estranged wife, Barbara Northington, 52, of Warren Street, Meriden, entered his apartment and slapped him in the face, according to the report, then shoved her away. She told police she came by angry because he had dropped off items at her Meriden home while a court order was in place, loaded them into her car and drove to Middletown to return them. According to the report, Northington said she entered the victim's home, gently bumped him and he stood up, grabbed her by the throat and kicked and punched her. A witness confirmed the victim's account, police say.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT — At 9:01 p.m., police were called about Norman E. Garrison Jr., 46, of Prospect Street, who reportedly hit his girlfriend in the head after she nagged him because he went out for beers after work, according to the report, then tripped her in the kitchen. The victim told police she fell.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT — Jason Langweil, 31, of Townridge Road was in a domestic dispute with his son's mother, swearing and screaming at her, according to the report.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT — At 9:13 p.m., the male roommate of Matthew Puzzo, 26, of Lincoln Street told officers Puzzo hit him in the face and broke his hand, according to the report. Puzzo told police that at about 8 p.m., they argued and he hit the victim, while a witness said they both were drinking and had a shoving match, then Puzzo pushed the victim down the stairs.