Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
July 2, 2009

 State Police Make Arrest in Assault Case

     On Friday, June 26, 2009, at approximately 12:47am, Troopers from the Connecticut State Police Barracks at Troop E Montville, and officers from the Ledyard Police Department responded to a disturbance at David’s Café, located at 134 Route 12 in the town of Preston. 

     Upon arrival, of the responding Troopers and Officers, two victims of an apparent assault were located at David’s Café.  Both victims sustained physical injuries, with one of the victims lying unconscious on the sidewalk outside the bar.  That victim was subsequently transported by ambulance to Backus Hospital with serious physical injuries, and remains in critical condition.

     The accused, later identified as EDUARDO ROSARIO, was located a short time later. At approximately 2:02am Rosario was placed under arrest, and transported to Troop E in Montville.  Rosario was processed and charged in this incident. He was held on $500,000 bond and arraigned on June 26, 2009 at GA-21, located at 1 Courthouse Square in the town of Norwich for the below listed charges. State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad Detectives continued the investigation into this incident. 

ARRESTED: Eduardo Rosario, DOB 10/25/73

                     43 Dennison Ave., Norwich, CT

CHARGES:  Assault in the 1st Degree (53a-59)

                     Assault in the 2nd Degree (53a-60)

                     Breach of Peace in the 2nd Degree (53a-181




     On 07/01/09 at 4:55 p.m.  the victim in this incident identified as MICHAEL HALPERT of the U.S. Navy Groton, Ct. died at Backus Hospital in Norwich.  A post mortem examination of the deceased will take place at the Office of the Chief States Medical Examiner.  The State Police investigation is continuing.

Lt. J. Paul Vance