Domestic Dispute On Thanksgiving Leads To Heavy Police Response

A domestic dispute that had police response not only on Wheelers Farm Road but also as far away as Grassy Hill Road on Thanksgiving evening resulted in two individuals needing medical treatment.

In a prepared statement from the Orange Police Department Asst. Police Chief Anthony Cuozzo explained the situation.{{more}}

On Thursday 11/28/13 at 8:59 p.m. the Orange Police Department responded to the first floor apartment at 449 Derby-Milford Road for a domestic disturbance and assault. While conducting their investigation, the male half, later identified as Alex Simeone (DOB 5-31-1966) fled from officers and barricaded himself in the basement of the home. The investigation revealed that he may have been intoxicated and potentially swallowed an undetermined amount of prescription medications. The Orange Police Department’s crisis negotiator and Southwest Region 2 Special Response Team was summoned to the scene. The Southwest Region 2 Special Response Team is comprised of Officers from the Milford, Orange, Ansonia and Woodbridge Police Departments. Attempts to negotiate with Simeone were unsuccessful. After these attempts, the SRT entered the basement and located Simeone in a remote corner of the basement in an unresponsive condition. He was transported to Yale –New Haven Hospital is currently listed in stable condition. The female who was assaulted was also treated and released for minor injuries. The criminal investigation continues and charges are pending against Simeone.

NOTE” neighbors in the vicinity said police were still on the scene at 1 a.m.