Police: Meriden man struck wife with vehicle, drove off

Police: Meriden man struck wife with vehicle, drove off

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MERIDEN — A local man faces charges after police said he struck his wife with a vehicle and drove off. 

Michael Mingolello, of 67 Horton Ave., was charged Sunday with second-degree assault, evading responsibility, first-degree reckless endangerment and breach of peace. 

On Sunday around 11 p.m. police received a report that Mingolello was involved in a dispute with his wife. When the wife walked away from his vehicle, Mingolello struck her from behind, knocking her to the ground, said police spokesman Sgt. Darrin McKay.  She was taken to the hospital for treatment of bruises.

Officers found Mingolello a short time later and took him into custody. Police found 22 legally owned and registered firearms in the home, McKay said. All were seized.

Mingolello was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Tuesday. The judge entered a protective order barring Mingolello from the home and continued the case to Sept. 19. His bond was set at $20,000.

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