West Hartford Police
Samatar Elmi was arrested after allegedly robbing his neighbors' home on Bloomfield Avenue and pushing and spitting at police.
West Hartford police arrested a local man accused of robbing his neighbor's house, then pushing and spitting bloody saliva on officers.
Police responded to a home burglary on the 300 block of Bloomfield Avenue around 3:15 a.m. Sunday. Residents said they were woken by the sound of an air conditioner being pushed through a back window, according to police.
The window screen had been raised, a patio chair and a potted plant were knocked over and items were stolen from the garage, police said.
A police dog started following the suspect's trail. Officers noticed footprints in the wet grass, which led them to stolen property dumped near the suspect's home at 420 Bloomfield Ave.
The supsect, 19-year-old Samatar Elmi, was intoxicated and belligerent. When police confronted Elmi, he pushed one officer and spat blood on two of them, authorities said.
Elmi was arrested and charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, second-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree larceny, disorderly conduct and Interfering with police.
He was held on a $150,000 bond and is due in court Aug. 29