MILFORD — A gentleman discovered by courtroom officials as a retired New York Town firefighter was accused Wednesday of getting muscle mass in a Xmas Night household invasion on West Most important Road.
Vito Badalamenti, 49, of Bridgeport, was charged with household invasion and conspiracy to dedicate property invasion.
He is the fourth suspect billed in the circumstance, which police have been tipped off to by clandestine social media messages despatched by the alleged target.
Police reported the target, a man, explained to them that, about 10:15 p.m. on Dec. 25, a female he owed cash to, Cassandra Vitali, and a few gentlemen compelled open up the door of his household to accumulate the debt.
The suspects allegedly yelled at the victim to cough up the dollars he owed Vitali and ransacked his apartment.
The target mentioned he was terrified and messaged a good friend on Fb, for the duration of which another suspect, Sean Artis, allegedly reported “I’m packing and if you contact the police I’m going to get rid of you.”
The victim’s mate contacted law enforcement, who went to the property and uncovered Vitali and Artis there.
Badalamenti and the fourth suspect, who has not been charged in the case, had remaining prior to police arrived to purchase drugs, the sufferer advised law enforcement.
Badalamenti was arraigned in Milford Superior Court Wednesday, where by a general public defender representing him stated he retired from the FDNY immediately after serving for 13 years.
A bail commissioner mentioned Badalamenti has compound abuse issues and has lived in Brigdeport for the past 6 several years, with convictions on his report, which include larcenies, burglaries and skipping courtroom dates.
Decide Donna Wilkerson Brillant requested Badalamenti held in lieu of $350,000 bond and ongoing the case to June 5.
Charges versus Vitali and Artis are pending.