BRISTOL - A Bristol man faces a number of charges for allegedly threatening to murder a woman while he was in police custody.
Kevin Bazilio, 38, of 1073 Jerome Ave., has been accused of pulling a knife out during a domestic incident at a city home on Monday, landing him behind bars, according to police reports.
He was expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court, but he was instead arraigned in the lockup area of the police department after flooding his jail cell, blocking the camera with his own feces and defecating on the cell’s bars, police reports say. The flooding on Tuesday caused an evacuation of the building on North Main Street that houses both the police department and the courthouse.
Bazilio faces charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree threatening, risk of injury to a minor, third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, second-degree breach of peace and failure to comply with fingerprint requirements.
While speaking to police outside a Bristol home, the report said, Bazilio allegedly told an officer, “If I don’t get my cell phone back I swear to God, I’m committing a homi (a slang term for homicide).” He was alluding to his displeasure with a woman leaving the home with his cell phone prior to the domestic incident.
Once back at the police department, Bazilio was not cooperative with the booking process and told police he wished officers had arrived later so he “could have murdered that [expletive],” according to the report. He also told officers the charges would be thrown out, openly mocking the criminal justice system, police wrote.
Bazilio also told police he was going to shoot and kill someone when he gets out of jail, according to the report.
According to police reports, Bazilio demanded a cell phone from a woman during a domestic incident on Monday. He was upset that another woman had accidentally left the home with his phone, according to police.
After being given the woman’s phone, Bazilio allegedly demanded her pass code while she was lying in bed next to a minor, according to the police report. When she refused, he allegedly pulled out a knife from his pocket and demanded the code again, the report said. The woman complied with Bazilio’s demand for the code and her car keys.
The woman then called a friend to pick up her and the juvenile. When the friend arrived, Bazilio began harassing the complainant again for the pass code to her phone, she told police. She got in the car and the friend started driving away. As they did, they heard a loud pop and a hissing sound. They told police they assumed Bazilio punctured their tire.
They made it about 100 yards away and pulled over, waiting for police to arrive. Bazilio was arrested shortly thereafter.
Police said he has been arrested and convicted at least 23 times in New York. Charges he has been arrested for include those of attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a loaded firearm, acting in a manner to injure a child under 17 and other offenses, the report said.
Bazilio is being held on $500,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Sept. 12.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.