Man Broke Into Home, Threatened Officers: Police

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014  |  Updated 8:33 AM EDT
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Man Broke Into Home, Threatened Officers: Police

West Haven Police

Police said this man forced his way into a West Haven home and threatened to kill police officers.

West Haven Police arrested a local man who is accused of forcing his way into a home and threatening to kill the police officers who responded.

On March 16, William Leonard, 51, of  Main Street West Haven, forced his way into an occupied Peck Avenue home and confronted  the homeowners, who called the police.  Police said Leonard and the residents did not know each other.

Leonard was still inside when police responded to the home, struggled with officers, refused to stop resisting arrest and screamed he was going to kill the officers. 

Police subdued Leonard and he was transported to an area hospital to be treated for injuries he received and for being under the influence of a narcotic substance, police said.  

Leonard was charged with first-degree burglary, risk of injury to a child, two counts of attempting to commit a crime, two counts of assault on public safety/emergency medical personnel, first-degree criminal trespass and breach of peace.
   
Bond was set at $125,000 and he will be arraigned today.
 

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