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PD: Teen Charged With Attacking Ex With Brass Knuckles Lied About Car's Whereabouts

Middletown Police say the Mercedes Shaina Velez reportedly denied knowledge of under questioning was parked across from headquarters all along — and officers watched her get into it and drive away.

Shaina Velez of Middletown
Shaina Velez of Middletown

The following police report is obtained directly from the Middletown Police public information officer and inclusion on this list reflect charges filed, not convictions.

A city teen charged with home invasion for assaulting her ex-boyfriend with brass knuckles in July was arrested last week after reportedly lying to detectives about the location of her Mercedes — which was parked across the street from the police station all along, according to the report.

On Jan. 17 at 11:30 a.m., Shaina Velez, 19, of Town Colony Drive came into police headquarters about a search and seizure warrant for a Mercedes she is known to drive, according to the report, and repeatedly lied to Middletown street crimes unit officers about its whereabouts. 

She walked out to Main Street, police say, and got into a gray Mercedes parked across the street from the station and drove away without wearing a seatbelt. When asked why she lied, the report says, Velez didn't respond. 

Velez reportedly told detectives she received the Mercedes as a high school graduation gift in June.

She was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle and having a suspended license.

Last July, Velez was arrested after allegedly entering the Traverse Square home of her ex-boyfriend and striking him with brass knuckles while he was asleep. She was charged with second-degree assault and home invasion, both felonies. 

When officers arrived, Velez had a pair of brass knuckles in her hand and was trying to strike her ex in the head, the report says. 

She's due back in Middletown Superior Court on Jan. 24.

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Jeremy Belcher January 21, 2014 at 08:21 PM
Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Ian Battles January 21, 2014 at 10:30 PM
The cops didn't see the car parked across the street?!?!?
T. Smith January 22, 2014 at 07:19 AM
What a loser.

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