New Haven Police Department
Todd Alecknovitch, 50, was arrested after allegedly abusing the 80-year-old man with whom he lived and struggling with officers, police said.
A New Haven man is under arrest after reportedly abusing the 80-year-old man with whom he lived and struggling with the officers who came to question him, police said.
According to police, Todd Alecknovitch, 50, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police received a report that he had been abusing Vincent Ferrucci, 80, with whom he shared a home at 53 Elm Street.
Police went looking for the suspect around 3:30 p.m. at his mother’s condo at 500 Prospect Street. Alecknovitch’s mother, Barbara Hare, let the two responding officers into her home. When Alecknovitch saw them, he ran into a bedroom, police said.
A struggle ensued as the 6’6”, 220-pound suspect tried to fight off police. Officers called for backup, and the additional police had to break down two locked doors to get into the condo, authorities said.
The altercation continued until police tasered the suspect. Even after being tasered and handcuffed, Alecknovitch struggled with police all the way to the cruiser. He complained of arthritis pain and was taken to Yale-New Haven hospital for an evaluation, police said.
Alecknovitch was charged with assault on an elderly person, domestic disorderly conduct, two counts of assault on a police officer and interfering with police.