WALLINGFORD — A local woman faces charges after police said she caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to a home just before she was evicted.
Tammy Kaloski, 41, formerly of 40 Old Colony Road., was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal damage of a landlord’s property and sixth-degree larceny.
On July 20, police were sent to 40 Old Colony Road for a report of criminal mischief. The owner told police the previous occupant, Kaloski, intentionally damaged the home, according Kaloski’s arrest warrant. The owner said he bought the home on May 8, but couldn’t move in until Kaloski was evicted. The owner went to the home on July 17 and saw it was in disarray.
A state marshal evicted Kaloski on July 20 and the owner went to the home the same day. He observed light fixtures had been ripped out and doors ripped off hinges. A refrigerator was also missing. Police spoke with a neighbor who said she saw Kaloski sell the refrigerator on July 2 and offer the person buying it a discount “the more damage you cause moving it.”
Police tried to contact Kaloski but she never returned phone calls, the warrant said.
Kaloski was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Thursday. She is also charged with sale of narcotics and possession of narcotics for a separate case involving the sale of opioid-based pills.
The judge set her bond at $10,500. She is due back in court on Feb. 1.