Police: Woman kicked out of New London courthouse hit car with bat

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New London — A city woman damaged a vehicle with a baseball bat after she was kicked out of a city courthouse Tuesday morning, police said.

Police said judicial marshals ejected Ninoskka Arriaga-Melendez from Superior Court on Huntington Street because she "caused a disturbance" in a second-floor courtroom about 11:30 a.m.

The sentencing of Kristopher Prudhomme, convicted in an assault that left his Norwich housemate with no legs, went into a short recess as marshals rushed to the next-door courtroom where Arriaga-Melendez was.

After exiting, police said Arriaga-Melendez, 32, of 163 Huntington St., Apt. F7, grabbed a bat from one car and damaged another in the courthouse lot.

Police later arrested and charged Arriaga-Melendez with breach of peace and third-degree criminal mischief. Information about her court date was not immediately available.

l.boyle@theday.com

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