Meriden man sentenced for stalking police

Meriden man sentenced for stalking police

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MERIDEN — A city man was sentenced to a conditional discharge after pleading guilty to stalking a city police detective and state police trooper. 

Michael Choromanski, 36, of Butternut Lane, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree stalking and two counts of violation of conditions of release. He was sentenced on Friday in Meriden Superior Court to a four-year suspended sentence and two years’ conditional discharge. The judge entered a restraining order barring Choromanski from any contact with the detective, the trooper, and their families. The order is in place until 2068.

On July 3, 2017 the detective reported Choromanski, a next door neighbor, made an obscene gesture toward the detective’s three children while they were in their backyard, according to police report. Officers responded and went to speak with Choromanski, who went inside his home and didn’t answer the door. Eventually he came out and was taken into custody. 

The trooper also lives near Choromanski. Both reported multiple incidents of Choromanski harassing them, starting in 2014, according to Chromanski’s arrest warrant. Choromanski was under court supervision for a period between 2014 and 2017, but this year reportedly started harassing the two families again. The reported incidents include Choromanski blowing a trumpet toward the detective’s home, filing false accusations, posting the trooper’s phone number and address online, and taking photos of the trooper’s children. 

Michael Choromanski’s mother, Shelia Choromanski, 68, of 144 Montery St., Kissimmee, Florida, was charged April 6 with tampering with a witness. She filed a complaint against the detective on March 8 over the July 2017 arrest of her son, the warrant said. Police believe she was attempting to influence the detective’s participation in the sentencing hearing. 

Sheila Choromanski also appeared in Meriden Superior Court on Friday. After speaking with her attorney, she agreed to stipulate that there was probable cause for the arrest. The state’s attorney nolled the case against her. 



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