Bristol man charged in Southington with taking vehicle without permission

Published on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 23:07


SOUTHINGTON - A Bristol man has been charged with taking a woman’s vehicle during a domestic incident.

Pete Medina, 23, turned himself in Tuesday on charges of violation of a protective order, disorderly conduct, taking a motor vehicle without permission and second-degree criminal mischief.

According to police, Medina and the victim - who has not been identified - were involved in an argument on April 15, which eventually turned physical. After the incident, police said, Medina took the woman’s car without permission. 

No injuries were reported.

The woman reported the incident to police, who were able to locate the car and Medina. The vehicle was returned, but the woman discovered that its navigation control panel - which costs $1,500 - was damaged.

Police said they determined that Medina violated a protective order that had been issued in connection with a previous case.

Medina was arraigned Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court, where officials said the previous case stemmed from a Middletown arrest and involved the same victim. That case is still pending. Medina was ordered held on $2,000 bond, and his most recent case was continued to May 17.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 23:07. Updated: Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:23.