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Two Norwalk Neighbors Charged With Assault In July 4 Fight

Adel Bonilla, 31, of Lexington Avenue was charged with assault and a breach of the peace by Norwalk Police Saturday.
Adel Bonilla, 31, of Lexington Avenue was charged with assault and a breach of the peace by Norwalk Police Saturday. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police
Roberto Sanchez, 40, of Lexington Avenue was charged with assault and a breach of the peace by Norwalk Police Saturday.
Roberto Sanchez, 40, of Lexington Avenue was charged with assault and a breach of the peace by Norwalk Police Saturday. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police

NORWALK, Conn. – Two Norwalk men were charged with assault this weekend relating to an incident on July 4, according to police reports.

Norwalk officers were called to a Lexington Avenue home during the holiday fireworks on a report of a possible stabbing after an altercation, police said. A man there told officers that his neighbor had smashed a beer bottle over his head and then cut his neck with a knife, according to the police report. The man had cuts on the back of his head and his neck, but the injuries were not life-threatening, police say.

The victim identified his neighbor Adel Bonilla, 31, of Lexington Avenue, as the suspect, according to police reports. Bonilla later told police that the other man, Roberto Sanchez, 40, of Lexington Avenue, went to his home that night and started an argument over “gossip,” police say. Bonilla also told officers that Sanchez had struck him during the argument, and he was defending himself, according to the police report.

Bonilla was arrested Saturday and charged with a breach of the peace and second-degree assault. His bond was set at $25,000. Sanchez was also arrested Saturday and charged with a breach of the peace and third-degree assault. His bond was set at $5,000. Both men are due in court July 30.

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