As some Avon residents approached their eleventh day without power, the police arrested two that they said may have been trying to take a different approach to get Connecticut Light & Power to restore their electricity.
Riki L. Motes, 48, who did not have power in her home on 535 Lovely St. Tuesday, was growing frustrated with CL&P crews and made reference to harming herself if her power was not restored, police said. She was charged with disorderly conduct.
Police issued her a $1,000 surety bond.
Later on Tuesday, an ambulance, CL&P and Avon police and volunteer firefighters, responded to a call for help on Juniper Drive just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. Orahan Cirikovic, 39, 170 Juniper Drive, was charged with first-degree falsely reporting an incident after he called CL&P to say that he had been shocked by a downed wire he drove over on his driveway, Lt. Kelly Walsh, of the Avon Police Department, said.
CL&P determined, however, that the wire was not live. Cirkovic then changed his story, police said, stating that his wife was the one who was shocked and that he later was shocked walking over it.
Police issued Cirikovic a $2,000 bond.
He did not have power either.
Both Motes and Cirikovic are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 16.
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