NEW BRITAIN – A city man was held on $50,000 bond following his arraignment in New Britain Superior Court on charges he tried to break down the door of a victim in violation of a protective order.
Joshua Brown, 26, of 33 Connecticut Avenue, was told not to contact the victim or be at her place of residence after a January domestic violence arrest. The woman told police she saw Brown at a bodega around midnight Wednesday, but they didn’t interact. About an hour and a half later, the woman heard Brown knocking and kicking at her back door and yelling for her to open the door, police reports said. She did not respond, and instead called police.
Officers arrived and saw Brown on the side of the house trying to flee. He was stopped by an officers.
The woman and the neighbor didn’t want to make a written statement about the incident, police said. But, based on the information they provided and the damage done to the back door, police arrested Brown. The charged him with interfering with police, second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespass, violation of a protective order and second-degree breach of peace. He was also charged with violating the conditions of his release on the previous pending domestic violence case.
Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066