A Westminster man is charged with multiple counts of assault after being arrested Sunday, Jan. 13.
Robert Preston Mangiapane, 22, of the 800 block of Snowfall Way in Westminster, is charged with five counts of second-degree assault, and one count each of disorderly conduct, malicious destruction of property valued up to $1,000 and resisting arrest, according to electronic court records. He was released on $7,500 bail Monday, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of probable cause, Westminster Police Department officers responded to a residence Sunday afternoon. Once at the residence the officers encountered Mangiapane, who was acting in an aggressive manner and threatened to punch an officer as the officer attempted to make contact with someone inside the residence, on the residence’s porch, according to the statement.
A man said Mangiapane had stolen property from him while staying temporarily at the residence, so he kicked him out and locked the doors. Mangiapane then began beating on the door and windows of the residence with a shovel, the man told police, according to the statement.
The cost of the damage was estimated at $750, according to the statement.
Officers put Mangiapane under arrest for malicious destruction of property, but in the process of being taken into custody, he kicked one officer in the leg and another in the thigh. He then spit in an officer’s face, according to the statement.
He continued to spit on officers and yell obscenities as they put him in a patrol vehicle and later a transport van, according to the statement.
Mangiapane had not returned a call for comment as of 6 p.m. Monday.