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Stonington police charge man with home invasion

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Stonington -- Police charged a Pawcatuck man with home invasion early Saturday morning after they say he broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend and assaulted her.

Walter W. Heibel III, 27, of 259 North Anguilla Road, was also charged with violation of a protective order, third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree breach of peace. He was held over the weekend on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in New London Superior Court.

Police said the woman called them to say that Heibel, who she had a protective order against, had broken into her home and assaulted her. While trying to escape from Heibel, police said the woman suffered minor injuries. She eventully escaped and ran to a nearby business where she called police. Police said they found damage inside the home where there were obvious signs of a disturbance. Police K9 Odin searched the home but no was found inside. Police said they located Heibel at another residence and took him into custody.

Hebiel was charged by Stonington police in July with third-degree assault and breach of peace and released on a promise to appear in court. That case is pending. In 2018 he served 90 days in prison after pleading guilty to breach of peace. In that case he has been originally charged by Stonington police with third-degree burglary and several other charges.





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