Man arrested on burglary, assault charges In Norwich

Norwich — A homeless man was arrested on multiple charges early Saturday after he allegedly broke into a Boswell Avenue home and sprayed police with an irritant in an attempt to flee the scene, police said.

Levi V. Caudell, 35, of no certain address was charged at 2:40 a.m. Saturday with first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, three counts of theft of a firearm, fifth-degree larceny, interfering with police, assault on a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief and possession of marijuana. He was held on a $250,000 bond and was arraigned in Norwich Superior Court Monday.

Police Sgt. Anthony Gomes said police dispatch received a call from a Boswell Avenue resident that his vehicle had been broken into and he believed a burglar had entered his home. Police arrived and located a suspect in the basement. There was a brief confrontation when the suspect allegedly sprayed a chemical irritant at Officer Marc Massicotte and fled.

He was apprehended a short distance away, Gomes said.

Massicotte was transported to The William W. Backus Hospital and was treated and released, Gomes said.

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