I think this guy is a friend of one of my tenants. His van is currently parked in my driveway on Highland.
< www.rep-am.com/news/news-local/2016/12/19/homeless-torrington-man-jailed-after-threat-against-police-officer/ >
Homeless Torrington man jailed after threat against police officer December 19, 2016 – Local
LITCHFIELD – A homeless man is now behind bars, accused of threatening to harm a Torrington police officer.
Police say Jeffrey Nield, 56, whose last known address was 477 Riverside Ave. in Torrington, told his niece, Caitlin Nield, on Dec. 2 that he intended to break Torrington police officer Steven Pisarski’s neck. The two happened to run into each other that day at Cumberland Farms on South Main Street in Torrington while Caitlin was on duty as an animal control officer.
“It’s not a threat, it’s a promise,” Nield reportedly told his niece.
Caitlin Nield, 32, and Pisarski were a couple in 2010 when they legally adopted Jeffrey Nield’s daughter Zoe, who was born in 2008.
The state’s Department of Children and Families removed the newborn from Jeffrey Nield and his girlfriend. Nield suffers from mental health issues including paranoia, depression and narcissism, according to the warrant for his arrest. He has a criminal history for domestic violence and other crimes. The court ruled that he was unfit to care for the child, according to court documents.
In 2013, Jeffrey Nield was accused of violating an order to stay away from the girl’s home when he dressed up as Santa Claus and entered the home.
Nield disagrees that he was unfit, and now claims she was taken away from him and that he missed her. Caitlin Nield said her uncle asked her to care for the child when she was removed by DCF.
“He accused us of stealing his daughter,” she said.
Caitlin Nield and Pisarski have separated and now have joint custody of the girl.
Jeffrey Nield was ordered held Monday on $8,000 cash bond after his arraignment in Bantam Superior Court.