Man Arrested for Vernon Home Invasion at Manchester Memorial Hospital

The suspect is being held on a $1 million bond, police said.

Vernon police have made an arrest related to a home invasion. 

Lawrence Simonoff was taken into custody on a warrant at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday and is being held on a $1 million bond, police said. 

He was arrested at Manchester Memorial Hospital, police said. An arrest report does not indicate why he was at the hospital. 

Det. John DiVenere said the warrant is sealed and Vernon police are not commenting further, but the 47-year-old Simonoff lives at the same address - Courtside Condominiums, 242 Talcottville Road - as a  reported January home invasion, according to an arrest report.

Simonoff lives in Unit A302 of the complex, police said.

Simonoff is due in court on Friday, police said. 

He is charged with: 

• Third-degree assault.
• Second-degree attempted assault.
• Second-degree false statement.
• Interfering with an emergency call. 
• Interfering with police.
• Fourth-degree sexual assault.
• First-degree sexual assault, attempted.
• Tampering with a witness.
• Second-degree unlawful restraint.
• Home invasion.

Just two days ago, Vernon detectives released images of three items associated with evidence left behind at the scene in an effort to step up the investigation

Police had been describing the Jan. 21 home invasion, which took place at about 2:20 a.m., as "sexually motivated."

The original news release on the incident said a resident woke up to find a man in the unit and the man fled after a struggle.


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