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Middletown Arrests: Dec. 14-21

The following information was provided by the Middletown Police public information officer. An arrest does not constitute a conviction and all defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Middletown Police report the following incidents: 

SECOND-DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT — On Dec. 21 at 8 a.m., Jarrod J. Hangley, 20, of Washington Street turned himself in on an outstanding warrant.

SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On Dec. 20 at 2:51 p.m., police were called to a River Valley Services home on High Street to help with an intoxicated woman, Marilyn E. Sweatt, 51, of LaBella Circle. She had an outstanding warrant.

SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR, FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH FINGERPRINTS, THIRD-DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, INTERFERING WITH OFFICER, DISORDERLY CONDUCT — On Dec. 20 at 3:01 a.m., the mother of Jerell A. Butler, 23, of Grand Street, called police to say he was outside causing a disturbance. Police found him banging on the door, agitated and heavily intoxicated. The report says the mother said Butler stole her liquor, broke and exterior window with his hand and was yelling belligerently. Police say he swore at them and refused to go with them. He was found with an active warrant. He has a history of family violence.

FIRST-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On Dec. 19 at 9:48 p.m., Timothy Williams, 50, of Town Colony Drive was seen walking on Liberty Street with an outstanding warrant. Police say his record includes breach of peace, assault, violation of protective order, reckless endangerment, DUI  and sale of narcotics.

DUI, FAILURE TO DRIVE IN PROPER LANE, STOP SIGN VIOLATION, DEFECTIVE WINDSHIELD — On Dec. 16 at 2:13 a.m., Shannon L. Doucette, 35, of Cherry Street, Meriden, was driving a Volkswagen Passat erratically on Bretton Road. When she turned onto Pine and then Wadsworth streets, the report says, she ended up in the other lane of opposing traffic twice. A breathalyzer test registered .252 and .239. She had a cracked front windshield, police say.

STOP SIGN VIOLATION, ILLEGAL POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, AND ILLEGAL SALE OF NARCOTICS — On Dec. 16 at 2:47 p.m., Tracy Merritt, 46, of East Raymond Street, Hartford, was driving on Main Street Extension, police say, and failed to stop at the intersection. The car smelled of marijuana, the report says, and a search revealed three bags of it totaling 28.7 grams and $425 in cash in Merritt’s pocket, with cell phones, which kept receiving calls and texts. Merritt says he is unemployed but got the case from “side jobs.” Police say he has eight prior arrests, the most recent from criminal weapon possession and possession without a permit. The rest are possession of and sale of narcotics, manslaughter with a firearm, larceny and probation violations.

POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, ATTEMPT TO COMMIT CRIME — On Dec. 14 at 9:45 p.m., police had served an arrest warrant on South Main Street for narcotics, the report says. One of the cell phones seized by police received a call from Anthony G. Esposito, 46, of Pearl Street asking for $20 worth of crack cocaine, the report indicates. 

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