The following police reports are obtained directly from the
Middletown Police public information officer and inclusion on this list
reflect charges filed, not convictions.
On Aug. 27 at 9:40 a.m., police were called to the home of Nicholas G. Hoggard, 47, of Loveland Street on the report of a disturbance involving a rifle and two knives, according to the report.
Eleven officers responded to the scene where Hoggard was with his wife and had fought with a neighbor, gone into the house, and came out with a rifle, according to the report.
There was a baseball bat on the ground, the report indicates, and he had a knife on him, and told officers "if he was going to die he was going to take someone with him." His wife told police Hoggard fought with the neighbor over bread that the victim threw in the driveway when he produced a gun.
Hoggard told officers he was responsible for maintenance of the property and didn't like to have bread or other items in the driveway because of rodents being there in the past.
He went outside to spray the driveway with a hose when the neighbor came outside, swearing and got in his face, according to the report. Hoggard said he grabbed a knife then went inside and came out with a baseball bat not a rifle, but did own a .22 caliber rifle left in the attic.
Police say Hoggard has felony convictions which prevents him from owning a firearm.
He was charged with second-degree breach of peace, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a deadly weapon and second-degree threatening.