A fourth criminal case in less than a month was filed against David L. Edwards, 43, New London.
His most recent charges are for criminal damage to property, criminal trespass and felony bail jumping.
On Sept. 20, Edwards was charged with disorderly conduct. He was released on a $500 signature bond with the condition that he stay out of the Copper Shot bar in New London and not return to the home on North Water Street where he had been staying.
On Sept. 26, Edwards was charged with burglary, battery, criminal trespass and misdemeanor bail jumping. A resident of the Rainbow Motel had allowed Edwards to stay the night in his apartment. Edwards allegedly became angry when the man told him he had to leave, then broke into the apartment later. He was released from custody on a $2,000 signature bond with the condition that he have no contact with the man or enter the premises of the Rainbow Motel.
On Sept. 30, Edwards was arrested and charged after returning to the Rainbow Motel.
On Oct. 12, New London Police officer Ryan Denu spoke with a man living on Beacon Street who said that he found Edwards in his kitchen one night, uninvited and unwelcome. The man said Edwards threatened him after he told him to leave.
Denu began searching for Edwards and subsequently found evidence that Edwards had been staying in the empty Villa Apartments on South Pearl Street. Neighbors reported seeing a stranger hanging out by the building. And one of the rooms had trash strewn all over the floor, including a receipt from the county jail with Edwards name on it.
Edwards told police that he entered the empty building because he needed a place to stay.