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Hamden police arrest two after bedroom assault


HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)- Police in Hamden arrest two people after a report of an assault. According to police, on May 31st, officers responded to 655 Fitch Street. An investigation revealed that the 31 year-old victim was asleep in her bedroom when she heard a “banging” sound outside of her front door. Moments later, 2 individuals forced entry and proceeded to her bedroom, where she was assaulted. The victim, who sustained minor injuries to her face and back, related that one of the individuals was in the possession of a hammer.

Officers quickly arrested the individuals responsible, Jamesha Belton and Shantasia Mabery. Mabery was apprehended by Officer Peter Conti after a foot pursuit.

Hamden Police arrested Jamesha Belton, 22, of 41 Osborn Avenue, New Haven and Shantasia Mabery, 22, of 291 Scarborough Drive, Apartment 907, New Haven. They were both charged with Burglary in the 1st Degree, Assault in the 3rd Degree and Interfering with a Police Officer. Belton and Mabery, who were both detained at police headquarters on a $10,000.00 bond, are scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on June 16th

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