PLAINVILLE - Four 18-year-olds from Bristol and Terryville are facing charges after they threw a half-dozen eggs at a local police officer’s private vehicle as he was leaving work early Sunday.
The officer had just left the police department in his own car at around 12:20 a.m. when his windshield was struck by six eggs thrown by a passing truck, Lt. Eric Peterson said. The eggs covered nearly the entire windshield, police said.
The officer turned around and followed the truck while calling the incident in, Peterson said. The truck was pulled over by an on-duty officer who found several dozen eggs in cartons, several empty egg containers, and cracked raw eggs “all over the rear floor and seats” of the vehicle, a police report said.
Nicholas Holcomb, 18, of Bristol; John Beaulieu, 18, of Bristol; Joseph Checovetes, 18, of Bristol; and Ryan Muller, 18, of Terryville, were charged with second-degree criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree breach of peace and throwing an object at a motor vehicle.
Muller was also charged with a control signal violation. He ran through two traffic signals without stopping as he was being followed by the off-duty officer and as responding officers were looking for the vehicle, police said.
The men admitted they had been “egging” cars in Bristol and Plainville but couldn’t tell police in what areas of Plainville they had thrown the eggs, because they didn’t know the town well enough, according to a police report.
All four were released after posting $10,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court Oct. 30.
Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or Lbackus@centralctcommunications.com.