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Connecticut man crashes car, breaks into New Rochelle home

Written By: Talk of the Sound News

A Connecticut man was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and DWI June 18 after he crashed his car, broke into a New Rochelle home. 

Angel Luis Acevedo, 37, of Darien, Conn., was arrested after forcing his way in to a house on Sickles Avenue and threatening the homeowner with a knife, according to a New Rochelle Police report.

NRPD Capt. Robert Gazzola said the incident occurred around 9:35 p.m. when NRPD received several calls regarding a car crash that led to an altercation.

Acevedo crashed his minivan into a double-parked car on the street, wedging his van between the parked cars, the report said. He then ran toward a house on Sickles Avenue, yelling for help and screaming about someone chasing him. Suddenly, he broke two windows with his fist to get inside a different home, Gazzola said.

Acevedo pulled out a knife and put it to the neck of a resident, who tried to fight him and hold Acevedo in a headlock, the police report said. Another resident arrived and helped subdue Acevado until police arrived, Gazzola said.

Acevedo was treated at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, where he received 12 stitches in his forearm.

He was charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief, both felony and misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated, second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, the report said. He was held at the Westchester County jail on $100,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in City Court June 20.