PD: Two Pairs of Siblings Bickering Over Drugs, Will Net Arrests

In two unrelated incidents, Middletown Police helped sort out heated arguments among four sisters and brothers.


Middletown Police report the following incidents:

BREACH OF PEACE, SECOND-DEGREE HARASSMENT — On April 16 at 9:16 p.m., police were called to a home on Dorothy Drive for a harassment complaint. A female victim showed police six “nasty and aggressive” emails that her brother who lives across the street, James A. Rocha, 47, of Dorothy Drive, had send her since 9 p.m. A male victim showed five emailed he had gotten from Rocha in the same time. Rocha had been arrested for breach of peace that night at 6:04 p.m., police say. The sister said her late father had named her executor of his will on Oct. 11, 2011, and this was an ongoing dispute. Rocha had said $5,000 worth of his father’s tools were missing, the report says. He had been drinking that day, officers report, and tried to get into the sister’s house by pulling open the door while swearing. His wife and two children, police say, were very upset and crying at his behavior.

THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT, DISORDERLY CONDUCT — On April 18 at 4:32 p.m., police were called to a home on Kent Court on the report of a fight between brother and sister. The victim said she went to a Highland Avenue apartment to drop off one of her children. There, she and her brother, Eric J. Betoncourt, 28, of Highland Avenue, fought over drug use, the report says. He accused her of smoking weed; she charged with with shooting up with suboxone. The report says he punched his sister in the nose. The mother confirmed the story. At 7:30 p.m., Betonourt turned himself into police.

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Brian Scavetta April 21, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Middletown Patch is doing a great job for property values in Middletown with all their sensational poilce news, and big pictures of handcuffs and other threatening stuff. Reading this Website you'd think Middletown ranked with the most crime-infested cities in the country. This is worse than the Piddletown Mess!
Darrell Lucas April 21, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Welcome to patch! Sorry to see your first comment is such a negative one. Yeah the crime stories are a downer huh. I don't like seeing people in a sour mood so I would like to buy you lunch. Anywhere in Middletown you want on me. 860-834-1043.


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