Argument Between Teenage Couple Ends in Arrest

An 18-year-old Hamden teen is facing charges after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

An altercation between two teens Monday morning led to the arrest of one and the injuring of the other.

Hamden Police got a report of a domestic dispute involving a knife at a Warner Street address at about 11:30 a.m. Monday, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.

Officers found that an argument between a 17-year-old girl and her 18-year-old boyfriend escalated to the point where it turned physical, Smith said. 

"The victim, who was bit in the hand, was physically restrained from leaving the premises," Smith said in a release Monday. "She was able to escape his grasp, with the assistance of her mother. She advised officers that he was in the possession of a knife.

"Moments later, Officer Craig Appleby and his K-9 partner “Hunter” entered the apartment," Smith said. "The 18-year-old subsequently surrendered to Officer Derick Manning."

The 18-year-old, whose identity wasn't released, was charged with second-degree unlawful restraint, third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. 

He posted $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court today.


The name of the arrestee is not being released at this time.

chuck February 05, 2014 at 05:50 AM
Home on a Monday at 11:30???? Don't these people work?? Or wait....maybe they're between classes at UNH or something.


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