These Connecticut residents have been charged in U.S. Capitol riot

At least seven Connecticut residents are among more than 600 protesters who have been charged in the sprawling investigation into the U.S. Capitol riots on Jan. 6.

In the nine months since the riots, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has tracked down hundreds of protesters using social media posts, photos, video footage and a tip hotline.

Here are the Connecticut residents charged in connection with the events that unfolded after a group, angered about the election results, stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Jeremy K. Baouche of New London

Baouche, 24, was charged on Nov. 10 following an FBI investigation into his alleged actions during the Jan. 6 riots, according to court records.

The FBI first received a tip on Jan. 13 that Baouche had entered the Capitol building during the riot, records show. FBI investigators said Baouche was an engineer at General Dynamics Electric Boat at the time of the attack and held a “secret security clearance” as part of his job.

FBI investigators reviewed a video in which they say Baouche can be see inside the Capitol calling “Who’s House?” into a megaphone as people in the area responded “Our House,” records show.

Baouche appeared before a federal magistrate judge in New Haven on Nov. 10 and was released on $100,000 bond, according to officials.

Carla Krzywicki and Jean Lavin of Canterbury

Lavin, 56, and her daughter Krzywicki, 19, are were arrested on Sept. 14 in Connecticut and charged with entering or remaining in a restricted building, disorderly conduct and parading, and demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

According to court records, the FBI received a tip that the Canterbury residents were inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 during the riot. A Facebook post from Krzywicki placed her and Lavin outside the Capitol and then showed a group of people inside the building, court documents said.

Krzywicki and Lavin appeared before a federal judge in Hartford in September and were released without bail. Krzywicki and Lavin are scheduled for a status conference on their cases in District Court in the District of Columbia on Dec. 3.

Patrick McCaughey III of Ridgefield

McCaughey, a Ridgefield resident, is facing federal charges of assaulting an officer, assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon, obstructing an official proceeding and violent entry or disorderly conduct, along with other charges, court documents show.

Officials used a YouTube video as evidence to charge McCaughey, alleging that the video shows the Ridgefield man attempting to break through a line of law enforcement officers who were guarding a U.S. Capitol terrace entrance, records show. Authorities said McCaughey pinned Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges in a door frame with a riot shield as the officer appeared to be loudly crying out in pain, according to his federal arrest records.

McCaughey was arrested on Jan. 19 in South Salem, N.Y. He has been released to his mother’s home in Ridgefield, where she will act as his custodian, his defense attorney said during a May hearing.

His next scheduled status hearing is on Dec. 17, court records show.

Richard T. Crosby Jr. of Harwinton

Crosby, 25, is charged with obstruction of justice, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building and unlawful entry, among other charges, according to the Department of Justices.

According to court documents, Crosby said he did not engage in any confrontation or altercation with law enforcement, though he said he observed other rioters in physical confrontations with police officers.

Crosby was arrested on June 3 and indicted July 9, records show. He pleaded not guilty to all counts in July and is scheduled to have a status conference on Dec. 1

Victoria Bergeson and Mauricio Mendez of Groton

Bergeson, 40, and Mendez, 40, traveled from their shared residence in Groton to the Capitol and were among the first wave of arrests made by Capitol police the day after the riots.

Bergeson’s lawyer, Samuel Bogash, has said his client and Mendez did not knowingly participate in the riots and were instead only there sightseeing.

Along with multiple other individuals near the Capitol, Bergeson and Mendez were arrested on Jan. 7.

Bergeson was later charged with unlawful entry and curfew violation. According to court documents, Bergeson unlawfully entered U.S. Capitol grounds and ignored police warnings to leave.

In a September status hearing, Bergeson rejected a plea deal and requested a jury trial. Her next scheduled status hearing is Jan. 28, records show.

Mendez, 40 is also charged with unlawful entry and curfew violation.

According to court documents, Mendez also rejected a plea offer and requested a jury trial. The next scheduled hearing was scheduled for November. Updated court filings for Mendez were not immediately available in November.

The charges of unlawful entry and curfew violation are misdemeanors, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and/or 180 days in jail, officials said.