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MELISSA CERULLO 

Police: Manchester woman aimed gun during argument


MANCHESTER — A city crossing guard was arrested on a charge of felony reckless conduct Tuesday after police said she pointed a gun at another woman during an argument in a Conant Street driveway.

Police were called to 102 Conant St. about 7:50 p.m., where a 31-year-old woman told them she had pulled into the driveway behind another car occupied by Melissa Cerullo, 36, of Manchester, who got out of her car and started arguing, police said.

Cerullo allegedly pointed a Smith and Wesson .38 handgun with a laser scope at the woman’s chest and claimed the woman had spat on her, police said.

Cerullo was arrested and was unable to post $5,000 cash/surety bail. She was scheduled to appear in Manchester circuit court Wednesday.

Police said they found the handgun, loaded and with a laser sight, in Cerullo’s car.

Manchester Police Lt. Brian O’Keefe confirmed Wednesday that Cerullo works as a school crossing guard in Manchester, but was unaware which school she is assigned to. O’Keefe said Manchester police are responsible for hiring and supervising city school crossing guards.

According to O’Keefe, Cerullo was suspended from her crossing guard duties following her arrest.


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