Milford man arrested for assaulting police

Milford police arrested Mark Rizzacasa, 24, of Milford on Aug. 30 for assault after he was ejected from Eli’s on Daniel Street and walked across the street where police officers encountered him and determined he was intoxicated.

Police say, they attempted to have Rizzacasa contact a family member for a ride home when Rizzacasa became violent, striking officers. Rizzacasa was cuffed and later brought to the booking area of the station where, according to police, he continued to be aggressive and spat at officers.

During the incident Rizzacasa ripped an officer’s shirt when pulling off a piece of equipment the officer was wearing, causing damage to it.

Rizzacasa is charged with five counts of assault on police, breach of peace, third-degree criminal mischief and interfering with police.

He was held on a $100,000 bond at the time of his arrest.