WALLINGFORD — A local man faces charges after police said he broke into a downtown apartment while the tenant was in the hospital.
Ali Alkhamis, 35, of 6 Center St., was charged Thursday with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, and third-degree criminal mischief. After an incident in a holding cell at Meriden Superior Court on Friday, state police charged him with first-degree criminal mischief, interfering with police, disorderly conduct and failure to submit to fingerprints.
Police responded to a Washington Street apartment around 9:25 p.m. Thursday after a neighbor called police to report hearing the sound of glass breaking. The resident also told police the tenant was in the hospital, according to a police report.
Officers found a broken window by the fire escape and Alkhamis inside a closet, the report said. Police noted there was an incident a few days prior where Alkhamis entered the home without permission. The tenant did not press charges but told police she did not want him in the home.
While in the cruiser, Alkhamis was able to get out of the handcuffs and urinated in the cruiser, the report said.
Alkhamis was brought to Meriden Superior Court to be arraigned on Friday. While in a holding cell, Alkhamis broke a small window on a cell door, sending glass shards into a judicial marshal’s face, the report said. After Alkhamis spit in the marshal’s face, state police responded and charged him with the additional counts.
Alkhamis’s bond was set at $45,000. When he appeared in court on Monday, a judge ordered a competency evaluation.