Naked man arrested after police say he slugged officer, attempted burglary in Westminster – Orange County Register

A naked man attempting to break into a house in Westminster was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 22, authorities announced.

Around 3 a.m., Westminster resident Artem Borodin Aleksandrovich, 37, tried breaking down the front door of a residence near the 6200 block of Apache Road, police said. The residents woke up to the noise and called police.

Aleksandrovich was punching and kicking the door when police arrived. He began charging at the officers when they tried to subdue him, striking one officer with a closed fist in the face before being taken into custody, according to police.

He attempted to grab a cell phone from one of the residents and broke a window panel near the front door before the homeowners were able to secure the door, residents and witnesses told police.

Two officers were injured and later treated at a local hospital; both are expected to fully recover.

No residents were injured. Police are investigating whether Aleksandrovich was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Aleksandrovich was booked at the Orange County Jail on suspicion of robbery, residential burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

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