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Danbury man led police in a foot chase after alleged home invasion

A Danbury man who led police in a foot chase has been arrested on home invasion and other charges.  Danbury Police say 19-year old Levin Placencia and several other men forced their way into a Laurel Gardens apartment, next to the police station on Main Street.  They allegedly assaulted an adult resident and damaged property. 

The suspects were forced from the residence as police arrived. 

One of the responding officers temporarily stopped two involved males, who fled before taking them into custody. One of the two, Placencia, was captured on Robinson Avenue after violently resisting arrest.  Police say it appears Placencia is known to the resident of the apartment he forced his way into, but the motive in unclear at this time.  The investigation continues into the others involved in the break in. 

The resident sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment. 

In addition to home invasion, Placencia was charged with assault, risk of injury to a child, criminal mischief, interfering with an officer, breach of peace, and disorderly conduct.