MERIDEN — A local woman faces charges after police said she assaulted two people and stole one of their debit cards following a dispute in December.
Cynthia Milano, 25, of 21 Summer St., was arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree assault, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, second-degree threatening, risk of injury to a minor, third-degree robbery, and fourth-degree larceny.
On Dec. 7, an officer was flagged down on Cook Avenue by a man who said an assault and theft just occurred at his home on Summer Street, according to the arrest warrant.
Police went to the home and found a woman with a large amount of blood on her head and clothing, along with visible swelling, the warrant said. The man told police he got into an argument with Milano, his relative, and Milano punched the woman numerous times in the head and body.
The man said Milano also assaulted him outside his home before stealing his debit card and withdrawing money from a nearby market, the warrant said. The woman was taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment.
Police later determined Milano withdrew cash and made purchases totaling about $1,715 with the man’s card, the warrant said. In an interview with police, Milano said the woman initiated the fight and that the man gave her his debit card and said she could take $500 from his account.
Milano was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Wednesday. Bond was set at $5,000 and she is due back in court on May 7.
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