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Four Arrested in Hotel Room Assault and Robbery

A woman said four young men – including two minors – who were "hanging out in her room" had beaten her and taken her cell phone, an iPod and other electronics, along with Xanax she had on her.

 

A woman was allegedly assaulted and robbed in her Meriden hotel room by a group of young men she knew Monday – one of whom she said punched her in the face and brandished what police believe is a pellet gun, according to Meriden Police.

Police received a 911 call at about 6:40 p.m. Monday from a woman staying at the Candlewood Suites Hotel on East Main Street, who said she'd been robbed, according to Meriden Police Spokesman Det. Lt. Mark Walerysiak.

The woman said four young men – including two minors – who were "hanging out in her room" had beaten her and taken her cell phone, an iPod and other electronics, along with an unknown amount of Xanax, a prescription anxiety medication she had on her. 

She reportedly knew three of the assailants in the room. One of them, the woman said, punched her in the face and brandished a firearm, which police say may have been a pellet or "BB" gun.

The young men left in a car together, Walerysiak said. Police located all four of the suspects at the house of one of the men, 23-year-old Jason Jones, at 57 Fawn Drive, and found the items they had taken.

Police arrested all four, but released only the names of two of the alleged assailants because the other two are under 18.

Police have charged Jamal Santiago, 22, with First Degree Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Robbery, Fourth Degree Larceny, Possession of Narcotics and Third Degree Assault, and held him on $75,000 bond. 

They have also charged Jones with First Degree Robbery, Fourth Degree Larceny, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Robbery, Possession of Narcotics and Third Degree Assault, Brandishing of Facsimile Firearm, Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Marijuana, Operation of a Drug Factory. Jones is being held on $100,000 bond.
                                              
Both men are due in court on Feb. 3, 2012.

Stephanie Bouchard January 24, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Xanax is the correct spelling, FYI
Laurie Rich Salerno January 25, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Thanks for calling that out Stephanie! We've fixed it in the story.
Regina January 26, 2012 at 05:18 PM
I don't understand why anyone is allowed to publish anything until it is proven! Now the innocent person that has been named will still carry some of this around with him forever!
Samantha January 27, 2012 at 04:59 AM
Actually jayson isn't 23 and you really shouldn't be writing a article when the cops don't even know the full story!! Cuz this is wrong in alot of ways!
dirtyden77 January 27, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Well it does say allegedly. Articles are written all the time about arrests. Perhaps in your world arrests should not be made public until the person is convicted at a trail?

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