Police Arrest Man Who Tried to Break Into Clinton Garden Center: Cops

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    Police arrested a Middlefield man trying to break into a Clinton business early Friday morning after he resisted arrest and fought with officers, according to police.

    Clinton police responded to Grove Garden Center at 341 East Main Street at 2:15 a.m. on Friday after receiving reports that someone was trying to break into the closed business. Several officers and a police dog set up a perimeter around the business and found Kyle Debernardi, 25, hiding in shrubbery on the west end of the property, police said.

    He tried to flee and when police cornered him he resisted arrest, police said. Officers took him into police custody after he struggled with police briefly, he said.

    Multiple officers sustained minor injuries.

    Police charged him with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespass, interfering with an officer and assault on a police officer.

    Police held Debernardi on a $10,000 bond and he was scheduled to appear in Middletown Superior Court on Friday.

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