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Pair Charged with Intimidating a Witness

A Hamden woman and a New Haven man are accused of trying to intimidate a Hamden woman whose home they allegedly burglarized last November.

 

Two people, including a Hamden woman, were recently arrested on charges of intimidating a witness in connection with a burglary case.

On March 14 of this year police received a report of a breach of peace in the area of 1245 Dixwell Ave., according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.

When officers arrived they found a 19-year-old Hamden woman who told them that she was walking south on Dixwell Avenue when someone came up from behind her and threw an unknown liquid on her head, Smith said. 

The Hamden Fire Department was called to provide medical aid to the woman, Smith said.

Police determined that the suspect was Warren Ligon, 19, of 1280 Townsend Ave., Apt. 4, in New Haven, and that a Hamden woman identified as Shannon Mosca, 21, of 81 Briarcliff Rd., was driving the car that Ligon got into after the incident.

"Further investigation revealed that Ligon and Mosca were previously arrested for allegedly burglarizing the 19 year-olds residence months earlier," Smith said. "The victim advised police that she felt that this incident was in retaliation for their arrests."

Officer Bryan Kelly submitted arrest warrant applications to the court for Ligon and Mosca, Smith said, and on May 16 police arrested Ligon, charging him with intimidating a witness, conspiracy to intimidate a witness, breach of peace and conspiracy to commit breach of peace.

He was arraigned the same day in Meriden Superior Court, where his case was continued to July 18. He is being held in lieu of $50,000, according to the state Judicial website.

He was arrested last December for the burglary, according to the website, and before that in November for assault on an elderly person. On the day he was arrested for the intimidation charges, he also was arrested on several misdemeanor charges including assault on an elderly person, disorderly conduct, taking a vehicle without permission and criminal mischief.

He also is facing charges from two arrests in New Haven this year.

On June 8 police arrested Mosca on charges of conspiracy to intimidate a witness and conspiracy to commit breach of peace. She was held in lieu of $50,000 bond and is due back in Meriden Superior Court July 9.

 

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