A woman arrested after a loud music complaint at her house is facing more serious charges after allegedly going on a rampage and causing $5,000 in damage to the Hamden Police Department.
Officers responded to the home of Lonna Leak at 18 Cross Street around 12:30 a.m. Saturday on a noise complaint. They placed Leak, 37, under arrest, handcuffed her and put her in the back of a cruiser. That is when police said things got out of control.
According to police, Leak was able to bring her handcuffed hands from behind her back to the front of her body. She continually kicked the cage inside the patrol car, got a hold of the police radio, and began interfering with police communications, authorities said. When officers finally brought her to the Hamden Police Headquarters, Leak is accused of spitting on a member of the Hamden Fire Department.
The alleged rampage didn't end there. Once in her cell, police said Leak urinated on the floor, bit the padded walls and attempted to flood the jail cell. She was moved to a different cell where she damaged the sprinkler system, which caused flooding to the cell block and booking area, according to police. Leak was finally taken to another area of the booking area where she is accused of biting off the rubber buttons of an electronic control panel.
In all, the police headquarters suffered more than $5,000 in damages.
Leak is charged with assault on a police officer, criminal mischief, and breach of peace. She is being held on $50,000 and is scheduled to be in court Dec. 7.