Meriden man arrested by SWAT team in Southington

SOUTHINGTON — A Meriden man faces charges after a town SWAT team and the Central Region Emergency Response Team arrived on the scene of a domestic disturbance report.

Jeffrey Colrus, 32, of Meriden, was charged with interfering with an officer and disorderly conduct in Friday’s incident, but faces additional charges from outstanding warrants including third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and second-degree threatening from previous investigations. He is being held on $13,000 bond.

On June 2, at about 5:45 p.m., police received a call about a loud banging noise at a home on Prospect Street. Witnesses told police about a white car in the garage, which officers believed to be associated with Colrus. 

Due to a history of altercations between Colrus and a resident of the home, as well as several outstanding warrants and previous comments alluding to self harm and killing police officers, a Southington Police SWAT team and CR-ERT arrived on the scene. CR-ERT entered the home with K-9 units and discovered Colrus hiding in the home. Police said Colrus was arrested at 8:30 p.m. without incident.

Colrus is scheduled to appear in court on July 18. He currently has pending charges for warrants from State Police and the Meriden Police Department, as well as additional charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle out of Southington.


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