The following police reports are obtained directly from the Middletown Police public information officer and inclusion on this list reflect charges filed, not convictions.
A city man is facing a slew of charges after he assaulted his sister then turned on officers, injuring three of them, and tried to choke a police canine, according to Middletown police.
On Sept. 26 at 12:47 p.m., police were called to an apartment on Hillside Avenue for a domestic assault and Santos DeJesus, 40, of Hillside Avenue reportedly tried to flee and closed the door on an officer's hand, cutting it, then threw punches at two other officers, hurting their arms, according to the report.
DeJesus broke free from officers and when a police canine tried to subdue him, he allegedly twisted the dog's collar, choking him. An investigation revealed DeJesus threw a plate at his sister's face, cutting her under the eye, and punched her in the face in front of a 13-year-old, police say. While he was fighting, the report says, a crowd of his family and friends formed outside the apartment.
DeJesus was charged with interfering with an officer, assault of a public safety officer, illegal injury of a peace officer's animal, disorderly conduct and second-degree assault.