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Coyotes attack dogs near Flanders Road

April 23, 2014
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Two dogs were attacked by coyotes early Tuesday morning, but the owner was able to scare the animals away before any major harm befell the dogs, police said. According to police, a man was walking his three dogs, off leash, along the old Novick Orchards, near Flanders Street, when two coyotes came out of the…

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Hiker injured in fall at Ragged Mountain

April 22, 2014
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The Southington Fire Department rescued a hiker who fell while hiking along Ragged Mountain last Sunday morning. The hiker, who authorities have yet to name, had fallen about 25-30 feet. Twelve firefighters, entering the area via the Carey Street, came to the hiker’s aid. The hiker was packaged and carried off the mountain to Carey…

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Police investigating armed robbery at Dunkin Donuts

April 15, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a Dunkin Donuts that occurred over the weekend. According to police, the Dunkin Donuts at 262 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike was robbed, at gunpoint, on Saturday, April 12, at 8:30 p.m. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6’ tall, wearing all black clothing…

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Two women charged with theft after using open house ruse

April 10, 2014
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Two women charged with theft after using open house ruse

Two women are under arrest after police said they used a ruse during an open house to steal jewelry from residences. According to the arrest warrants, Sharon Nigosanti, 44, of Deep River and Angela Ruitto, 27, of Old Saybrook, attended an open house in Southington on January 13, under the ruse that they were a…

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Erratic driving leads to narcotics arrests

April 3, 2014
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Erratic driving leads to narcotics arrests

Two Waterbury men were held on narcotics charges after they intentionally drove into a marked police cruiser at a gas station. Police came into contact with , 27 and Sean Wright, 29, both of Waterbury, after investigating a report of an erratic driver on Tuesday, April 1. According to police, the erratic driving began on…

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Police arrest man hiding in wooded area near the hospital

April 3, 2014
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Police arrest man hiding in wooded area near the hospital

A Middletown man was arrested hiding in a wooded area near the Hospital of Central Connecticut after he was located in town following a domestic violence incident in Meriden. On Wednesday, April 2, the Meriden Police Department requested help in locating , 28, of Middletown. Rodriquez, who was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle and possibly…

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Man charged with selling narcotics while out on bail

April 3, 2014
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Man charged with selling narcotics while out on bail

A local man was charged with selling narcotics in town, for the second time in less than four months. , 34, of Southington was arrested by police on Wednesday, April 2 for selling prescription narcotics while he was out on bail. Henderson was arrested and charged with four counts of sale of narcotics in January.…

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Break-in and robbery at Rock and Smoke

April 2, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a break-in and robbery at Rock and Smoke on Queen Street. Police were called to the store, located at 1173 Queen Street, on Monday, March 31, at 4 a.m. At the scene, police discovered a hammer outside the building and a damaged case inside. A police K-9 unit was…

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Schools briefly locked down due to police situation

March 27, 2014
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Southington High School, Flanders Elementary School, Derynoski Elementary School and Plantsville Elementary School were briefly placed into an exterior lockdown on Tuesday, March 25, following a reported disturbance near Bristol Street. “There was an external threat of a domestic dispute reported to us by the police department that prompted the lockdown,” Southington School Supt. Dr.…

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Man charged with sexual assault

March 26, 2014
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Man charged with sexual assault

A local man was arrested on sexual assault charges. surrendered to police on Tuesday, March 25. According to police, Garuti sexually assaulted a female known to him on two different occasions. The courts sealed the warrant affidavit. Garuti was charged with second degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, sale or delivery of…

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