SOUTHINGTON – A Berlin man has been arrested for allegedly violating a protective order – issued on behalf of a Southington woman – for the seventh time since November.
Christopher Sadowski, 30, was arrested at his home Sunday, at about 11 p.m., on one count of violation of a protective order.
According to the police report, Sadowski called his ex-girlfriend three times earlier in the day between 7:09 p.m. and 7:33 p.m. He had been issued seven protective orders in connection with as many pending cases, all of which forbid him from contacting the woman. This is the eighth time since November Sadowski has allegedly violated a court order.
The victim called police at about 8:26 p.m. and showed officers her call log. She did not answer any of the calls. Sadowski was then taken into custody without incident. He told officers, according to the police report, that the woman had “liked” a Facebook post of his, causing him to believe she wanted to make contact.
Previously, Sadowski was arrested in March on charges of intimidation of a witness, second-degree harassment, disorderly conduct, third-degree assault, fifth-degree larceny and three counts of violating a protective order. According to the arrest warrant in that case, he allegedly sent several text messages to his ex-girlfriend in which he called her a “snitch” and told her to retract a previous statement in connection with one of his arrests.
Furthermore, the woman told police, she spoke on the phone with Sadowski and he told her he would kill her father. He also allegedly demanded again over the phone that she retract a previous statement.
Days before that arrest, the victim told police, Sadowski came to her home in the early morning hours and asked for money for drugs, the warrant continued. When she refused, the woman alleges, he pushed her away, grabbed her laptop and left.
During an arraignment Monday in Bristol Superior Court, Judge Richard Dyer told Sadowski he was going to be held on a high bond because of his “mounting cases” and disregard for court orders.
“There’s no impact on Mr. Sadowski,” Dyer said. “He doesn’t care what I order, allegedly.”
During the hearing, Sadowski was issued an eighth protective order barring him from contacting his ex-girlfriend. He is being held on $400,000 bond, and is due back in court on June 29.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.