Neighbor Dispute Leads To Arrest on Aspen Lane

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May 082014

Screen shot 2014-05-08 at 4.50.57 PMOn Tuesday, May 6, officers met with a resident who reported that a neighbor, Jan Marcus, 75, of 654 Aspen Lane, had threatened her after she stopped to talk to him about cleaning up after his dogs.
After the conversation about the matter, Marcus allegedly replied “Do you want me to shoot your (expletive) head off?”  With this, the complainant called police.
A records check revealed that  Marcus had eleven firearms registered to him.
Police obtained an arrest warrant for Marcus, charging second-degree breach of peace and second-degree threatening.
Additionally, search warrants were secured for both the house and Marcus’ vehicle in an effort to locate the firearms.
On Wednesday, May 7, Aspen Lane was a flurry of police activity when officers from both the Patrol Division and the Investigative Services Unit conducted a surveillance of Marcus’ home. Officers observed Marcus leave the residence in his vehicle, conducted a traffic stop, and placed him under arrest without incident.
Officers responded to the residence and executed the search warrant for the weapons. Mr. Marcus was cooperative and provided officers with the location of the firearms in the residence. Milford Regional Animal Control assisted with the six dogs found in the residence.
Marcus was released on $25,000.00 bond with a court date of May 21 in Derby Superior Court.