MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after police said he cut up an ex-girlfriend’s clothes and assaulted her early Monday.
Abraham Orea, 29, of 404 Center St., Apt. 2N, was charged Monday with violation of a protective order, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault.
Police responded to a home on Park Street about 12:03 a.m. for a report of a man and woman fighting. Officers spoke to a tenant on the first floor who reported seeing a man, later identified as Orea, dragging a woman down the stairs by her hair, according to a police report. The man said he yelled at Orea to let her go and then chased him down the street, the report said.
The woman told police Orea is her ex-boyfriend and she has a protective order barring him from her home, the report said. She had visible injuries and reported pain in her head. She also reported that she believed Orea was the person who had come over earlier and cut her clothing. He returned around 11:40 p.m. and grabbed her by the hair and pulled her off the couch and down the stairs, the report said.
Orea was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Monday. The judge set bond at $20,000 and ordered that Orea turn over a key to the woman’s home. The judge entered a protective order barring Orea from any contact with the woman.