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Police: Norwalk Woman Violated Protective Order

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk woman who was charged with assaulting her former boyfriend on Wednesday was arrested again on Thursday on charges of breaking into  her ex's home in violation of a protective order.

In the Wednesday incident, Melissa Grant, 29, of 9 Camp St., hit her ex over the head with a vacuum cleaner part because he confronted her about her drug use, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said. She hit him again, and when he tried to hold her back, she threw a phone and put a hole in the wall, Cotto said.

Police were called at about 6 p.m. and found Grant locked out of the home. She had a laceration on her wrist and police found the apartment in disarray, with pictures on the floor along with broken glass and broken tools, Cotto said.

Cotto gave the following account of what happened next: Grant was arrested, and when she was handcuffed she threw herself on the ground and said that officers had tripped her. She became verbally abusive, screaming and banging on the patrol car's windows. At headquarters, she threw a sneaker at the door of the intake cell, refusing to enter. Officers tried to push her into the cell and she thrust her right arm between the door and the door frame. She said her arm was broken and she wanted medical attention.

Paramedics arrived and said the arm was just scraped. Grant was then verbally abusive toward them, exposed herself to officers and said she couldn't wait to see officers out on the street.

She was charged with disorderly conduct and assault second degree. Bond was $5,000, and she was released under a protective order.

Officers were called to the home at 5:25 p.m. Thursday after her ex found Grant inside, Cotto said. Grant told officers she wanted to get some of her things, Cotto said. Police said Grant had marijuana in her possession in close proximity to Tracey Elementary School. She was charged with burglary first degree because she violated a protective order at night, Cotto said. She was also charged with criminal mischief and violation of a protective order, possession of less than four ounces of marijuana and paraphernalia within distance of a school. Bond was $25,000.

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