Homeless Man Accused Of Biting Norwalk Officer During Arrest

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Edwin Sanchez, 26, of Norwalk was charged with assault on a peace officer and a breach of the peace Monday.
Edwin Sanchez, 26, of Norwalk was charged with assault on a peace officer and a breach of the peace Monday. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police

NORWALK, Conn. – A homeless man was charged with biting a Norwalk Police officer in the arm during his arrest Monday morning, according to police reports.

The man had initially caused a disturbance at the homeless shelter on Merritt Street on Monday morning, police said. Shelter staff called police at about 7:45 a.m. when Edwin Sanchez, 26, who lives at the shelter, began arguing with volunteers during a free breakfast, according to police reports.

Sanchez had demanded a second serving but was told to wait until all guests had had a first serving, police said. When refused, he began screaming obscenities and threw a cup of coffee at a volunteer, according to the police report.

When police arrived, Sanchez began struggling with officers, who then used a stun gun on Sanchez, police said. Sanchez then bit an arresting officer on the arm while being taken to a police car, according to the arrest report. Both Sanchez and the officer were taken to Norwalk Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Sanchez was charged with assault on a peace officer, interfering with police and a breach of the peace. He was held on $10,000 bond.

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wait until all guests had had a first serving,

We have helped at the shelter before,it was suggested that some guests take the train in from Stamford and Bridgeport in the morning have breakfast then go to the bridge and wait for day work then go home and return the next day.Thats still no reason for this guy to act this way,after this former resident should be a better description gets out of court maybe he will find another shelter Norwalk has its own who deserve help.Its a story that needed to be told.