Southington police were investigating a 911 hang-up call on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and the investigation led to the arrest of Lucienprimo Polumbo, 19, of Higganum for an altercation with his girlfriend and two outstanding warrants.
Police were dispatched to Motel 6, at 625 Queen St., at 9:39 a.m. on Wednesday after the 911 hang-up. While still on scene, Southington dispatchers received another 911 call from a female, stating that her boyfriend, Polumbo, was not allowing her to leave the hotel room (419).
According to the investigation, Polumbo was involved in a verbal argument with the victim, and he blocked the door when she attempted to walk out of the room. Polumbo then pushed the victim onto the bed. This occurred three or four times.
The argument escalated, and when the victim attempted to call 911 from the room phone, Polumbo pushed the end button on the receiver before the victim could speak with dispatchers. He then blocked the door again and snapped the victim’s eyeglasses, smashed an Xbox on the ground, and began throwing things around the room. Polumbo also punched holes into a bathroom wall inside the room. At this point the Victim was able to call 911 again and make contact with dispatchers to meet with the officers.
Polumbo was arrested and charged with interfering with an emergency call, disorderly conduct, second degree unlawful restraint, and second degree criminal mischief. He was released on a $5,000 bond with a Sept. 29, 2016 court date at Bristol Superior Court.
During the course of the investigation, police uncovered two outstanding warrants for Polumbo’s arrest. He was taken into custody without incident, transported to police headquarters, and the warrants were served.
The first warrant stems from an incident that took place in the Groggy Frogg parking lot on Sept. 5, 2016. The warrant alleges that Polumbo broke a pair of side view mirrors off a parked car. It was also reported that he took $6 in change from the car, along with two wrenches valued at $60. The vehicle is owned by an acquaintance of Polumbo’s.
He was charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, third degree criminal mischief, and sixth degree larceny. He was released on a $1,500 bond and given a court date of Oct. 11, 2016 in Bristol Superior Court.
During the investigation of the first case at Groggy Frogg, police received a report about a second incident near the restaurant. The second vehicle was a tow truck parked on Center Street. Polumbo walked by and allegedly tore off the passenger side mirror and tossed it onto the bed of another truck.
Polumbo was charged with third degree criminal mischief and was released on a $1,500 bond. He was given a court date of Oct. 11, 2016 in Bristol Superior Court.