Edward Ciesielski, 21, of New Britain was arrested by Southington police after threatening victims from an earlier arrest. On Oct. 29, at approximately 2 a.m., Ciesielski was charged with two counts of witness intimidation, two counts of second degree threatening, and two counts of second degree breach of peace.
Police were dispatched shortly after midnight when they received a complaint from a victim and his acquaintance about receiving threatening text messages from Ciesielski. Both victims are victims and/or potential witnesses in an other case which occurred on Oct. 10, 2016 where Ciesielski was charged with conspiracy to commit first degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first degree kidnapping with a firearm, conspiracy to commit second degree assault with a firearm, conspiracy to commit third degree larceny, first degree reckless endangerment, and first degree unlawful restraint. Ciesielski was arrested by police for that previous incident on Oct. 27 via warrant.
For the current complaint, Ciesielski was released on a $75,000 bond and given a court appearance of Nov. 7 at the Bristol court.