Middletown Arrests: Jan. 19 to Feb. 6

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:

Feb. 6

SECOND-DEGREE BREACH OF PEACE, INTERFERING WITH AN OFFICER — At 5:04 a.m., Eugene Chamblee, 46, of Wall Street was arguing loudly with a woman on Ferry Street, police say. When they arrived, the report says, he walked quickly away, and when stopped by police said, "you are only stopping me because I am black." The officer said he wasn't under arrest but being questioned, the report indicates, and he pulled away and swore at him. The officer says Chamblee smelled of alcohol and continued resisting so he was brought to the ground. The female victim told police they had hung out throughout the night and he asked to borrow money which angered her. 

Feb. 5

IMPROPER USE MARKER PLATE, FAILURE TO CARRY CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE, OPERATE UNREGISTERED VEHICLE, FAILURE TO HAVE STOP LAMPS — At 1:22 a.m., Ronnie Jackson, 21, of Maplewood Terrace was in a Buick Regal stopped at the Washington Street intersection with Route 9, police say, with a broken brake light. The plate was registered to a Chevy Malibu registered to a Middletown woman, police say. Jackson said he just bought the car and was going to register it as soon as he had funds. The VIN, police say, was registered to a Windsor Locks man.

THREE COUNTS RISK OF INJURY TO A CHILD — At 9:45 a.m., Caroline J. Carter, 39, of Liberty Street turned herself in on an outstanding warrant.

INTERFERING WITH AN OFFICER — At 5:47 p.m., police were sent to Portland Street about a 911 hangup in which the caller said her husband had fallen and had two seizures. When police arrived, the report says, the woman and Terrance L. Davis, 39, of Portland Street were sitting at the kitchen table yelling at each other. Police were told Davis had been drinking heavily that evening and a paramedic urged him to go to the hospital. The report says Davis told them all to leave and swore repeatedly, then struggled with police, fire and EMS.

FIRST-DEGREE CRIMINAL TRESPASS, DISORDERLY CONDUCT — At 8:44 p.m., Lindsay B. Tatun, 51, of no certain address was at a home on Saybrook Road, the report says, as an unwanted person. Police say this was the second complaint about her here in the last half-hour and he was found yelling outside at the back door for his ex-wife to open it up. She told officers she didn't want him there because he was intoxicated.

Feb. 4

DISORDERLY CONDUCT — At 10:37 p.m., police were called to Prospect Street about an intoxicated man. The 911 caller, the report says, told officers her husband, Paul J. Motta, 36, of Johnson Street, was drunk, yelling and smashing items at the home. The wife was crying in her driveway, police say, about Motta who was in bed with her and he jumped out of bed screaming at her. The report says he pulled framed pictures off the wall, smashing them. He told police his wife yelled at him for urinating on the floor.

THREE COUNTS VIOLATION OF PROBATION — Benjamin Keegan, 24, of Chamberlain Hill Road, Higganum, turned himself in on three outstanding warrants.

FAILURE TO RESPOND — At 7:09 p.m., Patrick Morrison, 51, of no certain address, was walking at Main and Washington streets with an outstanding warrant.

Feb. 3

INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM, OPERATE UNREGISTERED VEHICLE, VIOLATION OF EXHAUST STANDARDS — Giovanni Montiel, 24, of Silver Street was driving on Ferry Street with an obstructed rear plate and registration that expired on Sept. 15, 2012. 

OPERATION WHEN LICENSE IS SUSPENDED, FAILURE TO WEAR SAFETY BELT — Ashley N. Stebbins, 21, of Marlborough Street, Portland, was driving on Spring Street without a seatbelt and a license suspended since Dec. 21, 2012.

Feb. 2

OPERATION WHEN LICENSE IS SUSPENDED, STOP SIGN VIOLATION — At 8:36 p.m., Gregory Clancey, 38, of Ingraham Place, Bristol, was driving a Infinity I35 on Westlake Drive and rolled through the stop sign at 15-20 mph, the report says. 

Jan. 19

BREACH OF PEACE — At 7:18 p.m., police were called to Wetmore Place about a man yelling and found Kyle C. Wright, 22, of deKoven Drive who was missing a shoe, standing in the street and yelling he had been "jumped and beat up." The report says police had dealt with him earlier at Melilli Plaza in which he did the same thing. The report says he was intoxicated and indicated that an elderly couple making their way home had jumped him, then detailed an elaborate story about the incident but couldn't identify who had done it. Police say he admitted to bipolar disorder and hadn't been taking his medication.


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