Police: Naked man threatened Norwalk Hospital employees
NORWALK — A city man with a long criminal history was arrested Tuesday morning after officers responded to calls of a naked man refusing to leave Norwalk Hospital, police said.
Hospital workers contacted police around 4:30 a.m., complaining that Kevin Crosley, 37, of Scribner Avenue, was refusing to leave his room and kept acting belligerently toward employees, police said. During the standoff, Crosley made threatening statements toward employees, police said.
Police said they found Crosley standing naked in his room and acting erratically. Multiple officers worked to resolve the situation without incident, Sgt. Sofia Gulino said, and after about a half-hour, they convinced Crosley to get dressed and exit the hospital.
“The officers did a tremendous job of patiently working with this person to resolve this without incident,” Gulino said.
Based on witness statements, Crosley was charged with first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace. He was held on $100,000 bond.
This incident wasn’t Crosley’s first encounter with police, according to previous arrests and court documents. In 2012, he was convicted for an incident in which he attacked an elderly man, punching him and hitting him in the head with a rock, while allegedly high on synthetic marijuana.
According to court documents from the case, Crosley took off in his girlfriend’s car shortly after an incident. He later struck a responding police officer with the car in an attempt to escape arrest, documents said.
Crosley was also convicted of multiple felony narcotic and misdemeanor interfering with officer charges since 2012.
Crosley is next scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 30. He also had pending cases scheduled for Tuesday and one on Sept. 27 for outstanding motor vehicle violations.