MANCHESTER, NH – A player for the Manchester Monarchs was arrested Nov. 16, charged with domestic assault after allegedly trying to strangle his girlfriend inside her West Side apartment.
According to a police report, Patrik Bartosak, 22, of Rancho Cucamonga, Ca., faces multiple domestic violence charges, including: second-degree assault; five counts simple assault; 2 counts criminal threatening and stalking.
According to the police affidavit, Bartosak showed up at his girlfriend’s West Side apartment at approximately 12:45 a.m. on November 16. He appeared to be intoxicated and engaged in a verbal fight with the woman. She stated the altercation began with Bartosak accusing her of cheating on him.
She told police Bartosak placed his hands around her neck on multiple occasions, assaulted her with both an open hand and a closed fist over the course of several hours. She claimed Bartosak also threatened her on numerous occasions, so she ultimately stayed awake for the remainder of the night before going to work on Wednesday morning.
She reported the incident at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 from her place of employment because Bartosak had allegedly sent her multiple text messages during the course of the day. She contacted the Manchester Police Department because Bartosak had arrived at her work and remained seated in his vehicle as she spoke with the officers.
Officers located him inside of his vehicle and gathered enough probable cause to arrest him and charge him as listed above. He was arraigned in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on November 17, 2015 and was released on $10,000 cash/surety bail. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Dec. 16.
Bartosak, born in the Czech Republic, was assigned to the Monarchs on Nov. 13 by LA Kings affiliate, the Ontario Reign, to play goalie.
The LA Kings issued the following statement on Wednesday:
“This is a very serious matter and these allegations represent a type of behavior we do not stand for. This morning our Club suspended Patrik Bartosak for his actions resulting in his arrest in Manchester on November 16. We take this matter very seriously. Our response in this matter reflects our extreme disappointment, particularly given the programs we have instituted internally and the commitment our organization has made to educating our players on the prevention of domestic violence. This is the first step in an ongoing process as we continue to gather information related to this incident and monitor the legal proceedings.”
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