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Man Arrested Days After Being Honored by Enfield Police

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    Man Arrested Days After Being Honored by Police

    A man honored by Enfield police for helping catch a car thief, was himself arrested days later on multiple charges.

    (Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019)

    Last Wednesday 39-year-old Christopher Silva was applauded as an “outstanding citizen” for helping Enfield Police in a car robbery case last summer.

    Four days later, police arrested Silva on charges of harassment, criminal trespassing, stalking and disorderly conduct for running away from police into the woods near his home, requiring 3 K-9 units and 10 police officers to track him down.

    According to the arrest warrant application from the Enfield Police Department, on Saturday a woman reported to police that Silva had sexually assaulted her after trespassing into her home in Enfield's Crystal Corners neighborhood on the night before the awards ceremony.

    The account by police says the, "victim had extensive bruising on numerous parts of her body, including her legs, arms, breasts and face."

    The redacted document also says Silva sent multiple messages to the woman on Saturday saying things like "things are about to get bad for you," and "yeah, you're (expletive)."

    Silva has a previous conviction for sexual assault and is currently required to register as a sex offender until 2026.

    In a statement from Enfield Police Chief Alaric Fox, said Silva's award and arrest, "are two independent events, each one of which was reviewed and assessed under the appropriate guidelines."

    Silva is currently being held in custody. He does not appear to have an attorney assigned to him yet, but his next court date is on June 7.

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