Three men arrested for Norwalk home invasion

Three men arrested for a home invasion in Norwalk. L-R: Michael Maiorino, Joseph Ponger, Luke Sweeney

NORWALK — Police have charged three men for a violent home invasion that happened last fall.

At around 1 a.m. on November 23, 2017 police responded to a 911 call from 7 Midwood Drive. The caller said several people had broken into the residence and viciously assaulted one of the occupants.  Officers found a man suffering from numerous stab and slash wounds.  An ambulance took the victim to Norwalk Hospital.

Detectives determined that multiple masked assailants had forced their way into the home while the victim was in bed. One of the assailants approached him and a struggle ensued. One or more of the intruders then began stabbing the victim. He fought back, and told police he believed he injured one of the attackers. The suspects then took off.

On Friday, 22-year-old Luke Sweeney, 23-year-old Joseph Ponger, and Michael Maironi (no age given), all from Norwalk, were charged with home invasion, assault, and conspiracy.  They were held On $500,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information about this or any other case can contact the Norwalk Police Department.
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