Student arrested, Public Safety officer assaulted

Julia Perkins

Sophomore Justin A. Mendonca was arrested by the Hamden Police Department in connection with an assault of a Public Safety officer in the early hours of Oct. 19, according to a press release from Hamden Police Sergeant Anthony Diaz.

At around 1 a.m. on Oct. 19, the Hamden Police were called to the university because of a report of an intoxicated student who was threatening a staff member, Diaz said.

Police investigated further and found the student had threatened a staff member and assaulted a Public Safety officer, according to Diaz. The Public Safety officer suffered a minor injury and did not need to receive medical attention.

Mendonca was charged with Threatening and Breach of Peace 2nd and was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond, according to Diaz.

Medonca is scheduled to appear in the Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 1.