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Couple Arrested After False Damage Report: Police



    Vernon Police
    Patreece Eady and Branden Edwards have been arrested after she filed a false report about damage at her apartment, according to police.

    Vernon police have arrested a couple accused of filing a false police report in June. 

    Patreece Eady, 23, of 1170 Hartford Turnpike, unit G84, called 911 from Windsor on June 30 to report that a stranger had kicked in the door of her Vernon apartment, but police said  her boyfriend was actually the one to cause the damage.

    After the call was transferred to Vernon police, Eady returned home and told investigators that a stranger kicked in her front door while she was in the apartment with her child, so she went to the management office, then drove to Windsor and called police, police said.

    Eady would later admit that her boyfriend had been at the apartment at the time and might have kicked in the door, but she gave police a false name for the man, police said.

    Investigators would later identify the man as Branden Edwards, 24, of Thomaston Street in Hartford.

    Police obtained arrest warrants for Eady and Edwards and arrested them on Monday.

    Edwards was driving a car with illegal tinted windows on Route 30 near 1189 Hartford Turnpike when police stopped him and the officer could smell marijuana coming from the car, police said.

    During the arrest, officers found he had what appeared to be marijuana and crack cocaine hidden.

    Eady also arrived at the scene and was arrested on the outstanding warrant.

    At police headquarters, Edwards threatened one of the officers and also had a failure to appear warrant out of Hartford, police said.

    Edwards was charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, failure to appear in the second degree, possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana and threatening in the second degree.

    He posted a $31,500 cash/surety bond and will appear in Rockville Superior Court on Aug. 19.

    Eady was charged with false statement in the second degree, interfering with police, falsely reporting an incident in the second degree and misuse of the 911 system.

    She posted a $7,500 cash/surety bond and will appear in Rockville Superior Court on Aug. 19.

    The damage to the door is estimated at approximately $560.