SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) – A person with what was described as an in depth felony historical past in two states was caught peering into automobiles at an elementary college in Southington.
Fernando Cutanda, 43, was charged with felony try to commit sixth-degree larceny, felony impersonation, loitering on college grounds, breach of peace, and second-degree failure to seem.
Police mentioned they have been referred to as to the South Finish Elementary college on Maxwell Noble Drive within the Plantsville part of city round 2 p.m. on Wednesday. They acquired a report of a suspicious male on the property. The suspect was seen trying into automobiles within the college’s parking zone.
Earlier than officers arrived, it was reported that the suspect turned argumentative when confronted by a employees members. Officers mentioned they have been in a position to find the suspect, later recognized as Cutanda, strolling within the space alongside South Finish Highway.
Based on witnesses, Cutanda was noticed by college workers close to the passenger’s aspect of a college worker’s automobile, pulling the passenger aspect door deal with and suspected of making an attempt to enter the automobile.
After not having the ability to entry the automobile, Cutanda was noticed strolling across the rear of the college, the place he was approached by college workers, who witnessed him close to a bicycle rack pulling at a motorbike and making an attempt to free it from the rack. When confronted, he was mentioned to have turned argumentative once more. He finally left the property on foot.
When approached by officers, police mentioned Cutanda continued to be uncooperative, argumentative, and said he was a “cop in New York.” He refused to supply identification and gave an officer a false identify and date of beginning.
Police arrested him and located a carpenter’s hammer tucked into his pants, together with a damaged glass bottle neck, and a damaged steak knife blade on him.
They mentioned they recognized him as Cutanda by fingerprints.
That’s once they found his felony histories in each New York and Massachusetts. He additionally had a warrant out of New London for failing to seem in courtroom.
Cutanda was issued a $25,000 money surety bond.
He was additionally processed and detained for his New London warrant, on a $3,000 bond.
Cutanda was given a courtroom date of Thursday in New Britain.
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