Meriden man charged with falsifying a home invasion following encounter with a prostitute

A Meriden man was charged with falsely reporting an incident after he allegedly filed a false report that he was the victim of a home invasion following a visit from a prostitute.

Joseph Sanchez

Joseph Sanchez

, 26, surrendered to police on Tuesday, Sept. 23 after learning there was a warrant out for his arrests.

According to a release from the Southington Police Department, Sanchez called police and reported that he was a victim of a home invasion in Southington on June 24, at a place he was visiting. During the investigation, Sanchez gave different accounts and statements to investigators.

Police determined that Sanchez had contacted a prostitute for an encounter and during that time an electronic device was stolen. The alleged prostitute was never identified and there were no other witnesses located.

Sanchez was charged with second degree providing a false statement, falsely reporting an incident, patronizing a prostitute, criminal liability for the acts of another/sixth degree larceny and interfering with an officer’s investigation. He was released on a promise to appear and was given an Oct. 6 court date.


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