11/19/2022 - Troopers Investigate Alleged Threatening of Delivery Driver in Durham
On Saturday, 11/19/2022, at approximately 5:56 PM, Troopers assigned to Troop F, in Westbrook, were dispatched to 36 Commerce Circle, in the town of Durham, for a report of a disturbance between a resident and a delivery driver attempting to drop off packages.
Responding Troopers met with the delivery driver at a separate nearby location and were advised that the driver was attempting to complete a delivery at 36 Commerce Circle, Unit D, which required the driver to confirm the identity of the recipient. According to the delivery driver, a male, later identified as Michael Salvatore, DOB 09/27/1981, exited the residence and was advised that identification was required for the delivery. The delivery driver further explained that Salvatore attempted to provide his social security card, which did not meet the delivery requirements. The delivery driver requested a photo ID and Salvatore went back inside of his residence before returning to the delivery driver’s location, allegedly carrying an axe. The delivery driver further alleged that while holding the axe, Salvatore told them to leave the packages. Fearing for their safety, the delivery driver put the packages on the ground, and drove away from the area. Once a safe distance away, the driver, who reported no injuries, contacted their employer, who called 911.
Troopers then traveled to 36 Commerce Circle, Unit D, and observed an axe, close in proximity to Salvatore when he answered the door. Salvatore declined to cooperate with the investigation and was taken into custody. The axe was secured and seized as evidence. Salvatore was transported to Troop F in Westbrook, where he was processed and charged with the following:
C.G.S. 53a-181 Breach of Peace in the 2nd Degree
C.G.S. 53a-62 Threatening in the 2nd Degree
Salvatore was held on a $5,000.00 cash/surety bond, transported to Hartford Correctional Facility, and is scheduled for arraignment at Middletown superior Court on Monday, 11/21/2022.