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May 3, 2014

Police Log: May 3, 2014 — Felony arrest

WESTPORT — A Westport man was charged April 11 with criminal mischief.

At 11:26 a.m., police were called to an address in the Town of Westport for a report of a domestic dispute, State Police said.

Richard E. Plank, 25, had damaged a laptop belonging to his girlfriend and grabbed her by her shirt collar, punching her in the shoulders and the middle of her back, police said.

The woman sustained many bruises but refused medical attention, police said.

Plank was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and third-degree criminal mischief, a felony.

He was arraigned in Elizabethtown Town Court and sent to Essex County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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