MERIDEN — A local man faces charges after police said he assaulted officers following an incident at his workplace.
Carlos Marrero, 23, of 78 Lewis Ave., was charged Thursday with first-degree criminal mischief, assault on police, interfering with police, disorderly conduct and interfering with an emergency call.
Officers responded to Kuhn Employment, 1630 N. Colony Rd., Thursday around 4:10 p.m., for a report of a man smashing items, damaging vehicles and threatening employees. They saw Marrero holding a piece of a broken printer and ordered him to stop, but he refused, according to a police report. When officers tried to place him in handcuffs, he kicked one of the officers in the leg.
An officer used his taser to eventually get Marrero in handcuffs, but he continued to resist, kicking an officer in the chest, the report said.
Kuhn Employment staff reported Marrero was upset about an incident earlier in the day, the report said. Kuhn estimated the total damage in the building at between $15,000 and $20,000.
Marrero, who has no prior criminal record, was arraigned in Meriden Superior court on Friday and released on a promise to appear. The case was continued to June 28.