Middletown Police report the following arrests:
SECOND-DEGREE RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, TRANSPORTING CHILD LESS THAN 1 OR 20LBS WITHOUT REAR-FACING CHILD SEAT — On June 25 at 10:30 p.m., police were told Marquis Gaynor, 23, of Glen Street, New Britain, took his infant daughter in the car without a car seat, the report says. At 10:54 p.m., Gaynor was a passenger involved in a car accident near Plaza Drive while holding a 28-day-old infant in his arms, the report says. Gaynor said he took the baby from the mother because he didn't like the people she was hanging out with, so he left with a friend to get gas.
SECOND-DEGREE BREACH OF PEACE — On June 22 at 2:50 p.m., police on patrol on Pearl Street were stopped by a citizen who said a man without a shirt was scramming at people. The officer saw Kirk J. Lisica, 38, of Newfield Street punching a street sign and yelling about getting his money back, the report says, and threatening to kill people. Police say he started yelling at the officer that he wanted money or he would kill the officer; then elaborated that he wanted his money "the state owed him," the report says. Inside the cruiser, police say, he slammed his head on the window repeatedly, so police brought him to Middlesex Hospital for an emergency exam.
IMPROPER USE OF MARKER PLATE, OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN LICENSE SUSPENDED, USE OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, ILLEGAL SALE OF AND POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, NON-STUDENT POSSESSING DRUGS NEAR SCHOOL — On June 19 at 9:40 p.m., Christopher D. Welch, 28, of Villa Street was driving an Oldsmobile on Church Street ahead of a police cruiser. The report says Welch said he had just bought the car for $200 and was driving it home. After police discovered the plate belonged on another car, Welch handed over a 1.6 ounce bag of marijuana and a search revealed a pipe, the report says, which Welch said he forgot was there. Inside the trunk was a box with a large bag of marijuana (10.4 ounces), the reports says, which Welch said he and two other friends bought for personal use.
INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM — On June 18 at 3:01 p.m., police were called to a minor car accident in the Masonic Lodge parking lot on Pleasant Street. Lisa Kowalsky, 33, of Alden Drive, Clinton, driving a Jeep Liberty with the license plate, "Ripple," had expired insurance, the report says.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, INTERFERING WITH OFFICER — On June 14 at 3 a.m., Gabriel Colon, 27, of Grand Street was seen by police walking down Main Street near headquarters with both arms raised and both middle fingers in the air, yelling expletives, scaring women walking by. The report says he swore at officers, refused to take his hands from his pockets and resisted arrest. A search revealed a folding knife in his shorts pocket, police say.