Police: Waterbury Man Arrested After Wolcott Home Invasion, Shot Fired
A Waterbury man is being accused and facing numerous felonies after a wild home invasion that occurred at a residence on Wolcott Road (Rt. 69) in town yesterday.
According to the Wolcott Police Department, at 7AM yesterday morning, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, WPD received a report of a burglary in progress at a residence near the Tap & Barrel Bar and Grill on Wolcott Road. When officers arrived, they found that the alleged suspect had kicked in the back door of the residence, fired a gun into the house, and had fled the scene.
Officers learned through their investigation that this was not a random act. At 1:30 PM yesterday afternoon, Wolcott Detective Tim Jackson and Waterbury Detectives Dave McKnight and Dan Dougherty found the suspect and his vehicle on Wolcott Road, and attempted to box him in with their vehicles. The suspect allegedly rammed both of the Detective's vehicles in an attempt to escape, but it was not successful and the suspect was taken into custody.
Wolcott police have announced that Jesse Munoz, 33, of Ohio Ave in Waterbury, has been identified as the accused suspect and he faces serious charges including:
- Home Invasion
- Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
- Risk of Injury to a Minor
- 1st Degree Reckless Endangerment
- Interference with an Officer
- Assault of an Officer
- 1st Degree Criminal Mischief
- Criminal Possession of a Firearm
Munoz was held on a $200,000 bond, and appeared in Waterbury Superior Court this morning to face the charges.