PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - Alexander Mendez, 22, of Port Chester, was arraigned Thursday on burglary and criminal contempt charges after Port Chester Police responded to a 911 call from a distressed woman on Wednesday.
Lt. James Ladeairous of Port Chester Police said that the officers could not make out what the woman was saying, but were able to track the 6:25 p.m. call to an address on Sand Street. Ladeairous said that when the officers arrived they saw Mendez, whom they recognized, and a woman with whom he has two children, leaving the building. When asked if they had called 911 they said no.
Other tenants said they did not call 911 either, but did report "scuffling" upstairs. Police said they found a broken window in the woman's apartment.
Police then went to Mendez's home at 44 Fox Island Road and arrested him on charges of violating an order of protection the woman had against him. When Mendez was in custody, the woman told police that he had broken in through the second-story window and that she had called 911 from the bathroom. Police also said she was told to lie to the officers outside of her home.
Mendez was charged with second degree buglary, a Class C felony, and first-degree criminal contempt, a Class E felony. He was also charged with misdemeanor unlawful imprisonment. He did not make $50,000 bail and will be held in Westchester County Jail until his next court appearance on May 17.
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