Two city residents were arrested Tuesday after a man violated an order of protection and his girlfriend damaged police property while demanding the man’s release, according to the city police department.
Police arrested Tristen Libbey, 21, of 37 Madison St., at about 9:41 p.m. using an arrest warrant issued following a May 14 incident at the 10 Northcliffe Road apartment of Kaylee Marie Thomas, who was also arrested Tuesday, said Lt. Michael Strangeway. Libbey is accused of going in May to Thomas’ apartment in violation of an order of protection and punching a hole in in the wall in front of two children, Strangeway said. During their investigation, police discovered Libbey was previously convicted of a family offense within the last five years, he said.
About two hours after Libbey was arrested, Thomas, 19, went to the police station and demanded the charges against Libbey be dropped and the man released, according to the department. An officer explained that charges stemming from an arrest warrant cannot be dropped by police and Libbey be released.
“At that point, Ms. Thomas became enraged and began screaming and yelling at officers,” Strangeway wrote in a release. “Officers asked that she leave the building, however, she refused and instead intentionally damaged the door to the City Police training officer's office.”
Police arrested Thomas at the station and charged her with misdemeanor criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, a violation. She was issued a ticket to return at 9 a.m. June 14 to City Court.
Libbey was charged with felony aggravated family offense, as well as second-degree criminal contempt, endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal mischief, misdemeanors. He was sent to jail on $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond bail.