Ellington-Somers Police Blotter: Jan. 4-Jan. 10

The following arrest reports, provided by Connecticut State Police, are accurate as of Jan. 11, 2013. Items on this list reflect charges filed, not convictions.

Jan. 5

State police responded to the Barn Yard business for a report of a motor vehicle that struck the main business building. Through the investigation it was revealed that William Skinner, 81, of 34 Lake St. in Ellington, purposefully drove his vehicle into the building and then left the scene. Skinner was later arrested and transported to Troop C where he was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree reckless endangerment, processed, and given Rockville Superior Court date. 

Mark G. Irving, 27, of 11A The Ha in Enfield, was arrested after a motor vehicle stop on Main Street in Somers. Irving was arrested on an active PRAWN warrant originating out of Hartford Superior Court for first-degree failure to appear.

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Jan. 7

Mary Munson, 32, of 127 Durkee Rd. in Somers, was arrested after Troop C dispatch received a call about a vehicle driving erratically in the town of Somers. The vehicle was stopped and subsequent to investigation, Munson was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to drive right-slow speed.

A 37-year-old Ellington man and a 24-year-old were both traveling south on Jobs Hill Rd. The younger man, driving a farm vehicle, attempted to turn left into a business driveway while the other man was attempting to pass. The man driving the farm vehicle had failed to signal his intention to turn left. The other man took evasive action to avoid the farm vehicle and contacted an AT&T pole, resulting in damage to his vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene. The younger man was charged with making a restricted turn. 

Eric E. Mitzkovitz, 42, of 3100 Phelps Rd. in West Suffield, was arrested for an incident that occurred on Dec. 31 in Ellington. The incident involved Mitzkovitz in a verbal and physical altercation with a victim in her residence. Mitzkovitz turned himself in to Troop C Tolland, was charged with second-degree threatening, disorderly conduct, second-degree unlawful restraint, and interfering with an emergency call, was processed and subsequently released on a $25,000 bond.

Wayne Veilleux, 52, of 76 Main St. in Ellington, was arrested as the result of a criminal investigation. He was charged with risk of injury to child, disorderly conduct, attempt to commit crime, fourth-degree sexual assault, and second-degree unlawful restraint. His bond was set at $50,000.

Jan. 8

At approximately 9:45 p.m., Troop C received a disturbance call from 42 Blue Ridge Dr. in Somers. Upon arrival, it was discovered that Nataliya Smirnova, 48, of 156 Kerry Dr. in Springfield, made an unannounced visit to the Mendez residence and was causing a disturbance (throwing objects) in the driveway. Eleni Mendez, 32, of 42 Blue Ridge Dr. in Somers, exited the garage with a shovel where a struggle ensued in the driveway between Eleni Mendez and Nataliya Smirnova. Eleni Mendez and Pedro Mendez, 43, of 42 Blue Ridge Dr. in Somers, caused extensive damage to Smirnova’s Mercedes Benz (smashed windows and numerous dents) that was parked in the driveway with said shovel. Smirnova is an acquaintance of the Mendez family. All three were arrested on site and transported to Troop C. Eleni Mendez was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, breach of peace, threatening, and second-degree reckless endangerment. Pedro Mendez was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace. Smirnova was charged with breach of peace and third-degree assault. All were released shortly after on specified non-surety bonds - $9,000 for Eleni Mendez, $6,000 for Pedro Mendez, and $3,000 for Smirnova. All are scheduled to appear at Rockville Superior Court on Jan. 23.

Jan. 9

Jesse J. Prichard, 18, of 254 Pinney St. in Ellington and a 17-year-old female, two parties involved in a private property accident involving off road vehicles that took place in Ellington in July 2012, turned themselves in on arrest warrants. Prichard was charged with reckless driving, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, snowmobile/ATV operation without valid registration, snowmobile/ATV operation of snowmobile under the influence, snowmobile/ATV improper muffler/brakes/lighting/reflectors, and second-degree assault with a motor vehicle: under influence of liquor or drugs. The female was charged with reckless driving, operation of a motor vehicle by a minor having elevated blood alcohol content, snowmobile/ATV operation without valid registration, snowmobile/ATV operation under the influence, snowmobile/ATV improper muffler/brakes/lighting/reflectors, second-degree assault with a motor vehicle: under influence of liquor or drugs. They were processed and released.

Jan. 10

Luke W. Kearns, 32, of 11 West Rd. in Ellington, was arrested without incident at his residence on the strength of a valid PRAWN warrant for failure to pay or plead. Kearns was later released on a $425 cash bond.


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