PD: Man Who Violated Protective Order Scratched Vulgar Term on Ex's Car

Middletown Police say a 25-year-old city man admitted to being at his former girlfriend's home, but only to see his young son.


A 25-year-old city man is accused of violating a protective order and criminal mischief after Middletown Police say he turned up at the home of his son's mother and scratched a vulgar word on her vehicle.

On Nov. 12 at 4:44 p.m., a woman called police to say her son's father, Steven John Vinci, 25, of Woodbury Circle, whom she had a protective order against, was suspected of trying to get into her home.

The report says when she came home at 3:50 p.m. she saw her screen was tampered with and had heard someone scratching at her front door.

The victim opened her door and saw the paint on her door scratched and a man standing by her car, the report says, and when he fled, she saw her car had the letters, "HO," scratched into the right side.

While officers were talking to her, the report says, Vinci called her and agreed to meet officers at the park on Butternut Street. The report says Vinci called her 44 times since 6 a.m. that day and needed help for his alcoholism.

At the park, police say, Vinci admitted to being at the home to see his son. He was charged with violation of a protective order and second-degree criminal mischief.


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