Woman Injured, Man Facing Charges in Home Invasion

A Dixwell Avenue woman found a man she knew in her home early this morning and was injured when she tried to stop him from taking her television, according to police.


A Hamden man is charged with a home invasion that police said happened early Wednesday morning.

Police got the report of the home invasion at about 1:30 a.m. at 1733 Dixwell Ave., according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.

When officers got there, they found an injured 47 year-old resident "crying hysterically," Smith said. She told police that as she got out of bed she saw a man she had "known for years," identified as Michael Zaccarino, 22, of 86 Lakeview Ave., Hamden, running towards the front door with her television.

When she tried to stop Zaccarino, he pushed her on the floor, and she hit her head on a piece of furniture, Smith said. She was taken to Yale –New Haven Hospital with injuries to her head, neck, back and shoulder, Smith said.

A short time later, Officer Nicholas Lovett found Zaccarino in front of a Lakeview Avenue residence, Smith said, where he was arrested. 

Zaccarino was charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, second-degree robbery, fifth-degree larceny and third-degree assault.

Zaccarino was held in lieu of $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Oct. 24.

Anonymous October 12, 2012 at 02:44 PM
thats bull. she got high with him, she was "all messed up" (quoting her) and "i fell on my own". exaggerates her whole life an will take money from anyone for anything. the tv getting replaced ok, but going on saying he assulted her? just her being her.


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