Police arrested a man after he allegedly forced his way into a first-floor apartment Sunday in New London.
Police arrived at at 49 Garfield Ave. and learned that a struggle had ensued between the suspect, Hector Ortega, 30, and one of the residents after Ortega forced his way inside the apartment, according to police.
The resident suffered minor injuries.
Ortega carried a piece of metal rebar and wore a hat pulled over his face to conceal his identity, police said. He was arrested without incident after leaving the apartment.
Ortega was charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon, second-degree reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
He is held on $100,000 bond pending arraignment on Tuesday.