Cops: Man Lies About Gunman In Bedroom

A First Street man is facing charges after he allegedly called police to his home on the pretense that there was a gunman in his bedroom Saturday.


A First Street man was arrested Saturday after he allegedy lied to police about an alleged domestic dispute Saturday.

At about 5:30 p.m. Efrain Torres called police to report the dispute that he said involved a gun, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.

When police arrived at his home at 56 First St., Torres told them that there was a gunman in a corner bedroom, Smith said.

"Officers subsequently entered the bedroom with their firearms drawn, only to find two women and a small child," Smith said. "Further investigation revealed that Torres allegedly lied to Central Communications and Hamden Police about the involvement of the firearm. While attempting to arrest Torres, he resisted."

Torres, 52, was charged with Misuse of a 911 Call, Risk of Injury to a Child and Interfering With a Police Officer. He was in lieu of $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 26.

Officer Eric Hallstrom conducted the investigation, Smith said.


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