Police, not sandman, take Warren man away

WARREN — A man from Warren is being accused of waving a gun at two construction workers who he says interrupted his sleep by being too noisy.

The men, who were removing siding Wednesday morning from an apartment at 1781 Cranberry Lane NE, told police a man opened his apartment window, cussed at the workers and yelled for them to be quiet. A short time later, he opened the window again, yelled, cocked the gun and then waved it at the two men, according to a police report.

The man admitted to police he was holding a gun but denied pointing it at the workers. He told police he was upset the noise was loud while he was trying to sleep, the report states. Police found the gun, which had three bullets in a magazine, on a bed under some clothes in a bedroom, the report states.

Charged with two counts of aggravated menacing in connection is Nikita G. Pantelis, 18, 1781 Cranberry Lane NE., Apt. 233. Pantelis on Thursday pleaded not guilty to the charges in Warren Municipal Court. He is free on $2,500 bond.

The report states management for the apartment posted signs advising tenants construction would be happening.