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PD: Man Who Jumped From Ex's Car Lands in Hospital

Middletown Police say a 39-year-old Cromwell man, jealous his former girlfriend wouldn't accept his advances, texted her repeatedly despite officers' orders of no contact.

 

report the following incidents:

INTERFERING WITH OFFICER, BREACH OF PEACE, VIOLATION CONDITIONS OF RELEASE — On May 2 at 9:03 p.m., , 45, of Fowler Avenue, was in the driveway of his home, blasting music from his car while drunk. The report says this is an ongoing problem and Smith is known to carry weapons, including knives. A typical disturbance involves Smith running inside his house and not responding to police at his door, the report says. On this night, Smith refused to show officers his hands while seated in the car or exit so he was forcibly remove by police and resisted handcuffing so officers hit him so he would comply, the report says. While handcuffed, Smith yelled, screamed and kicked an officer in the shin. The victim says she and her husband live nearby with her and their two children, ages 3 and 4, and at 8 p.m., Smith blasted his music in his car in their adjoining driveway. She told police they waited an hour before calling 911. Smith was placed in an emotionally disturbed persons cell due to his unruly behavior, the report says.

SECOND-DEGREE VIOLATION CONDITIONS OF RELEASE, On May 1 at 10:03 a.m., a female victim was at Middlesex Hospital saying her ex-boyfriend, Joshua Botelho, 39, of Woodland Drive, Cromwell, met her in front of the Shadow Room nightclub on Main Street and kept touching her in her car, the report says, when she didn’t want him to. He said, “why don’t you want to be with me anymore?” the report says, and Botelho punched her dashboard, saying, “I’m going to kill your new boyfriend,” officers say, and she drove down the street. Botelho jumped out of her car, the report says, near O’Rourke’s Diner on Main Street while it was moving. She picked him up, worried he had hurt himself, the report says, and drove him to the hospital. He admitted to doing so but said the victim punched him in the face, the report says, although officers couldn’t see marks on his face. At 1:31 p.m., the victim walked into police headquarters saying she was receiving seven text messages from 10:49 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. from her boyfriend, who had been arrested two hours prior, officers say. He had violated his conditions of release, so police texted him and he called back, telling them he wanted his insurance card back, the report says.

NON-STUDENT POSSESSING DRUG PARAPHERNALIA NEAR SCHOOL — On April 24 at 10:46 a.m., Andrea Rae Scala, 35, of Mill Street was being served a warrant and officers saw four used hypodermic needles and a metal spoon in her purse, according to the report.

OPERATION UNREGISTERED VEHICLE AND INSURANCE FAILS MINIMUM — On Bernald J. Bucholz IV, 33, of Catherine Street, was driving on College Street with a suspended registration.

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