Police: Newtown Man Kicked In Front Door, Woman Defended Herself
A Newtown man has been arrested after a bizarre series of events that includes an alleged home invasion.
According to a press release from the Newtown Police Department, officers responded to many reports of a man who was shouting at people while running in and out of traffic on South Main St. around the area of Ram's Pasture. Police say that at around 5:15 PM on Thursday (Jan. 3) they immediately were able to identify 52-year-old Andrew Robbins of Newtown as the suspicious person in question.
As the responding officers were questioning Robbins about his reportedly erratic behavior, police say they heard a woman yelling to them from a nearby home. She claims that just a short time prior, Robbins had "kicked in her front door," entering her home. At that point, the woman reportedly reacted by pushing Robbins outside and defending herself with a fire poker.
Police took Andrew Robbins into custody and charged him with home invasion, criminal tresspass, breach of peace, carrying a dangerous weapon and drug possession. He was held on a $100,000 bond.