Police: Meriden man stole two cars from friend, assaulted convenience store owner

Police: Meriden man stole two cars from friend, assaulted convenience store owner


MERIDEN — A local man faces charges after police said he stole two cars from a friend and assaulted a convenience store owner in February.

Alexavier Delgado, 26, of 15 Cook Ave., Apt. 16, was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts each of third-degree larceny and second-degree breach of peace, and one count each of fourth-degree larceny, theft of a marker plate, second-degree threatening, second-degree harassment and third-degree criminal mischief.

On Feb. 11, a man reported two cars, a 2005 Mazda and a 2003 Jetta, were stolen from his apartment along with a game console, controllers, video games, clothing, toiletries and baby supplies. The man told police Delgado was at his apartment the previous night and was still awake when the victim went to sleep.

While police were investigating the theft another officer reported an assault at a convenience store at 101 West Main Street. The store owner told police he was assaulted by a man that left behind a Jetta, the report said. The store owner identified Delgado as the person who assaulted him from a photo lineup.

On Thursday around 6:30 a.m., a relative reported Delgado has smashed some windows at his apartment and had driven off in a Nissan. Police stopped the car and found Delgado in the backseat, the report said.

Delgado was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Friday. According to statements in court, Delgado has five pending cases for charges including breach of peace, larceny, and reckless burning. He also has a criminal record in Florida and Pennsylvania, the bail commissioner said. The judge set bond at $51,000 and continued the case to April 13.

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