Meriden Housing Authority director charged in reported domestic dispute

Meriden Housing Authority director charged in reported domestic dispute



MERIDEN — Meriden Housing Authority Executive Director Robert Cappelletti and his wife Kristen Cappelletti were arrested by Middlebury police last month in a domestic incident, according to state judicial records.

Kristen Cappelletti was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Robert Cappelletti was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with an emergency call, according to the state judicial website.

The couple shares a home on Ravenwood Drive in Middlebury.

Robert Cappelletti did not return email and phone messages for comment. Through an employee, Cappelletti declined to meet with a reporter at the MHA offices on Church Street Wednesday. Kristen Cappelletti could not be reached for comment.

Both were released from police custody on separate $1,000 non-surety bonds and have yet to enter a plea to the charges.

Middlebury police and the state’s attorney’s office in Waterbury Superior Court would not release details of the incident. The case has been referred to a family relations officer, according to court records.

Kristen Cappelletti filed for divorce after the incident. Both she and her husband are seeking possession of the home and custody of their minor son, according to a divorce petition in Waterbury Superior Court.

Members of the MHA Board of Commissioners did not return phone calls seeking comment.

City Councilor Brian Daniels, the council’s liaison to the housing authority, said he was unaware of the arrest.

City Manager Tim Coon also said he did not know about the arrest. “I am surprised nobody made me aware of this,” Coon said.

The housing authority oversees the city’s Section 8 program in addition to the maintenance of hundreds of low and moderate income housing units. Cappelletti was hired to run the authority in 2009 and has worked to secure development partners to add new affordable and Section 8 housing throughout the city and downtown in recent years.

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