PD: Spaghetti For Dinner Prompts Man's Temper Tantrum

Middletown Police say a 30-year-old intoxicated Meriden man threw pasta and tomato sauce on his girlfriend's apartment walls and floor.


report the following incidents:

THIRD-DEGREE LARCENY — On May 4 at 7:30 a.m., Melody Latti, 26 of Mercier Avenue, Bristol, turned himself in on an outstanding warrant.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, INTERFERING WITH EMERGENCY CALL — On May 3 at 10:37 p.m., Frank Zaler, 30, of Geer Avenue, Meriden, was at an apartment on Stoneycrest  Drive from which a 911 hang-up call was made, and answered the door while intoxicated, the report says. Once inside, police say, tomato sauce was on the walls and floor along with pasta as Zaler cleaned up. The female victim told police he had been drinking all day and when he discovered spaghetti was for dinner, he threw it at the walls and floor then broke a phone while the victim tried to call for help, the report says. She said they have a child together and have been in an on-again off-again dating relationship for years, the report says.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION — On May 3, John P. Rivera, 27, of Main Street turned himself in on an outstanding warrant.

SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On May 3 at 11:55 a.m., Yohanny H. Rodriguez, 30, of Grand Street turned herself in on an outstanding warrant.

ILLEGAL SALE OF AND DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND WITHIN 1,500 FEET OF SCHOOL, POSSESSION LESS THAN HALF-OUNCE OF MARIJUANA, NON-STUDENT POSSESSING DRUGS NEAR SCHOOL — On May 3 at 5:15 p.m., police were checking out Wharfside Commons on Ferry Street after management complained of loitering, people urinating and narcotics sales there. Crayton Barnes, 18, of Santangelo Circle was seen meeting a man in the stairwell by officers; and when questioned became very nervous. The report says when asked if he had anything illegal, Barnes touched his front pants pocket and said, “no.” A search revealed a bag with 21 smaller bags of marijuana packaged for sale, weighing 23.9 grams.

THIRD-DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, DISORDERLY CONDUCT — On May 2 at 3:27 a.m., Arnaldo Albrincoles, 25, of Woodbury Circle fought with his girlfriend and prevented her from leaving the apartment by holding her back and taking her cell phone, the report says. He threw her phone outside and broke it, the report says. The victim got into her Toyota Corolla and drove away when something smashed the back window of her car, the report says.

OPERATE UNREGISTERED VEHICLE, AND WITHOUT MINIMUM INSURANCE — On April 30, Bernard J. Bucholz, 32, of Catherine Street was driving on Court Street with a license plate that didn’t belong on the car. The registration was suspended since February.

DUI, FAILURE TO DRIVE IN PROPER LANE — On April 27 at 12:23 a.m., Edgar Bonilla, 51, of Old Colony Road, Meriden, was involved in a car accident (car versus pole) on Broad Street while driving home from Main Street, when he was passed on the left by another car. Officers say he had slurred speech and glossy eyes and smelled of alcohol, although he insisted he had not drank alcohol. A blood alcohol level test was .163 twice.

ILLEGAL OPERATION UNDER THE INFLUENCE (SECOND OFFENSE), FAILURE TO DRIVE RIGHT — On April 27 at 10:30 p.m., police were called to Margarite Road for a report of an intoxicated woman walking around aimlessly and stumbling. Officers saw a Dodge 500 Quad Cab halfway off the right side of the dirt road, the report says, with no one inside. Inside the pick-up was a strong smell of alcohol, the officer said. The caller met the officer saying while walking his dog he saw, Beata J. Maine, 44, of Boston Road, behind the wheel and she was slurring her words, the report says. Police used a canine to track her a half-mile into the woods lying under bushes with wet and disheveled hair. Maine told police she had two glasses of wine and two shots at a friend’s house, the report says. She failed sobriety tests and her blood alcohol levels tested at .212 and .202 percent.

OPERATING UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, FAILURE TO HAVE LIGHTS LIT — On April 27 at 1:29 a.m., Edward V. Curley, 44, of Laurel Grove Road was driving on Main Street without lights on his car. He told officers he had three beers earlier in the night, failed sobriety tests and refused a breath test, the report says.

DUI, FAILURE TO DRIVE IN PROPER LANE — On April 27 at 11:04 p.m., Taylor Massey, 23, of Maine was driving on Main Street near Court and pulled across oncoming traffic to park in a stall and hit a traveling Middletown Police cruiser. He smelled of alcohol, the report says, and admitted to drinking beer earlier in the night. He failed a sobriety test and blood alcohol level tests were .108 and .102.

OPERATE UNREGISTERED VEHICLE, IMPROPER USE MARKER PLATE, ILLEGAL OPERATION IN VIOLATION OF LICENSE CLASSIFICATION — On April 20, Sharita Jenkins, 23, of Saybrook Road was driving a Gold Infinite on Main Street with plates that belonged on a Dodge Magnum. She told officers she took the plates off her boyfriend’s car to register it at the DMV.


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