Southington police arrested a West Hartford man for sending threatening text messages to a former girlfriend. Michael D. Karpuska, 43, of Elmhurst Ave., West Hartford, was arrested at his residence on May 3 and charged with second degree breach of peace, second degree threatening, second degree harassment, and second degree intimidation due to bias.
The victim reported receiving numerous threatening text messages from Karpuska after ending a relationship with him last week. The former girlfriend also reported a number of threatening voice mail messages. During the messages, Karpuska allegedly threatened to physically harm the victim.
Some of the threatening messages also made reference to harming the victim and others due to their Polish heritage. The report states that there were 39 voice messages from Karpuska and hundreds of text messages since the relationship was ended.
Karpuska was held on a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Bristol Court on May 4, 2016.