Police

Southington police to take part in anti-texting program

August 29, 2014
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The Southington Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office, has announced the kick-off of an Anti-Texting Enforcement Project, as part of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. This effort by state and local police will enforce Connecticut’s tough law that prohibits motorists from texting and/or using hand-held cell…

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Police arrest Bloomfield man on having weapons in the vehicle and marijuana charges

August 29, 2014
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Southington Police have charged a Bloomfield man with having weapons in his vehicle and possession of marijuana after responding to a suspicious vehicle complaint. On Wednesday, August 27, police were called to Ford Street. According to police, Robert Campbell, 44, of Bloomfield, allegedly provided a false name and date of birth when he was questioned.…

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Police investigating early morning car crash near Hightower Road

August 26, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating an early morning accident that saw a car rollover and collide with a utility pole. Police responded to the area of 311 Hightower Road at 4 a.m., following a report of a motor vehicle accident. When the police arrived, they found that the sole occupant of the car, Connor…

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Local volunteer firefighter charged with early June dumpster fire

August 20, 2014
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Local volunteer firefighter charged with early June dumpster fire

A local volunteer firefighter was arrested for allegedly starting a dumpster fire in the Raya Clinic parking lot in early June. On Wednesday, August 20, , 24, of 146 South St., third floor, Bristol, surrendered to police after learning there was a warrant out for his arrest. According to the arrest warrant, Newman, a volunteer…

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Police investigating crash involving a motorcycle

August 8, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a car accident involving a car and a motorcycle that occurred Thursday night, August 7, in the area of 570 Main Street. According to police, Kenneth J. Zakrewski, 51, of Southington, was traveling north bound on Main Street (Route 10). Zakrewski turned left to enter the Gas Man gas…

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Town and businesses talk liquor law issues

August 8, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer After a few incidents of vandalism and other appropriate behavior downtown, town officials met with business owners in town to discuss ways to make it safer. Business owners made a couple of requests at the meeting, like a stronger police presence and training on the application of liquor laws. Town…

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Man charged with dealing marijuana

July 25, 2014
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A local man was arrested and charged with selling marijuana in town. On Thursday, July 24, the Southington Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested Alexander Ricciardelli, 20. After a month long investigation into Ricciardelli selling marijuana in and around town, two arrest warrants were issued for his arrest. On July 24, Ricciardelli was observed in…

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Legion looks to help police K-9s

July 25, 2014
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Legion looks to help police K-9s

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington American Legion is launching fundraising efforts in order to donate training and safety gear to help out a couple special officers at the Southington Police Department, the K-9s. Steve Pintarich, from the American Legion, said that he began the initiative earlier this year and it is finally taking…

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Southington Police Department honored by legion

July 25, 2014
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Southington Police Department honored by legion

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Police Department was honored with the Annual Police Department of the Year award and Officer Tom Gallo was awarded Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at the recent American Legion Department Convention. Representing the Southington Police Department, Chief John Daly was presented the Police Department of the Year…

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Car ends up in the river following I-84 crash

July 16, 2014
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Southington firefighters, with the help of passing motorists, were able to safely help two occupants of a car that went off the road near Exit 30 on Interstate 84, coming to rest in the nearby river. The call came in to fire dispatch at 6:30 p.m. Firefighters responded to find that the car had careened…

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