WALLINGFORD — A North Haven man faces charges after police said he attempted to forcibly enter a home armed with a knife earlier this month.
Bradley Doyle, 19, of Oakwood Drive, North Haven, was charged Tuesday with first-degree burglary, second-degree threatening, third-degree criminal mischief, providing a false statement and first-degree criminal trespass.
Police said on Aug. 17 around 11:15 p.m. Doyle knocked on the front door of a home with a knife in one hand and what appeared to be a firearm in the other. Doyle attempted to push his way into the home, but the resident was able to close the door.
Doyle had been involved in a relationship with a relative of the resident for about one year, police said.
Police located Doyle at a party in West Haven later that night. Doyle told officers he was at the party at the time of the reported incident and had not been in Wallingford that evening, police said.
An investigation determined Doyle had not arrived at the party until approximately 11:40 p.m. A search warrant for Doyle’s phone records revealed that his phone was in the area of the home the night of the incident, police said.
Police set Doyle’s bond at $75,000.