SOUTHINGTON -- A resident of Germany living in Bristol has been arrested and accused of threatening a local woman, making a reference to stabbing her.
Mark Curschmann, 33, of 65 Ingram St., Bristol, allegedly made 56 harassing phone calls to the woman from a blocked number, according to police. None of the calls were answered.
Police noted that six of the calls were placed while the victim was being interviewed by police.
He faces one count each of second-degree threatening, second-degree harassment and second-degree breach of peace.
The day Curschmann was charged, police said Thursday, he was planning on leaving to go back to Germany. He is being held on $150,000 bond and is expected to appear before a judge in New Britain Superior Court on Sept. 15.
According to police, the incident, which occurred earlier this month, started with an email that included "she is lucky she is not home, he is going to stab her." Police said Curschmann sent emails referencing stabbing the victim.
“Information from a witness confirmed Curschmann had in fact gone to the victim’s home looking for them, stating he would return and ‘get [the victim] next time,’” Lt. Keith Egan said.
“The actions of Curschmann, over two days, left the Victim in fear, not only for their safety, but that of their family,” Egan said. “Investigators were able to confirm phone calls and view a series e-mails sent from Curschmann.”
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.