Plainville man threatens to shoot up police department: police

Published on Monday, 10 June 2019 15:49


PLAINVILLE - A Plainville man with a history of making threats was arrested Saturday and accused of threatening to commit a shooting at the police department.

Adam Dzilenski, 30, of 452 East St., allegedly made the threat last week during a phone conversation with a social worker at Wheeler Clinic, according to the arrest warrant. He faces charges of first-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace.

“I am being treated unfairly,” Dzilenski said last Thursday, the warrant alleges. “I just reported my car missing and I was arrested. I should go shoot up the police department.”

The police department employs 38 officers and 10 civilians.

“I should find her and beat her to death then go beat up the cops that arrested me,” Dzilenski allegedly said, the warrant continued.

Police were unable to determine who Dzilenski was talking about when he said he should “beat her to death,” the warrant states. He was first arrested on June 3 before calling a social worker last Thursday at Wheeler - which offers services for behavioral health, addiction and mental health issues.

During the first arrest, police wrote in the warrant, Dzilenski was “highly intoxicated” when he told police that his landlord had his car towed from his apartment building’s parking lot. Police said he was making noise “at an unreasonable hour” and banging on his neighbor’s door. He was charged with disorderly conduct.

During his initial arrest, the warrant said, Dzilenski told an officer something to the effect that, “when he gets out, he is coming back at (police) tenfold.”

Dzilenski was taken into custody Saturday and held over the weekend. During his arraignment Monday in Bristol Superior Court, officials said he has twice been previously convicted of second-degree threatening. His criminal history also includes convictions of first-degree reckless endangerment and failure to appear in court, officials said.

Dzilenski is being held on $50,000 bond. He is due back in court on July 8 to enter a plea.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Monday, 10 June 2019 15:49. Updated: Monday, 10 June 2019 15:51.