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Town officials approve max reward for the Berlin Avenue vandal

September 26, 2014
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Town officials approve max reward for the Berlin Avenue vandal

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council recently voted unanimously to offer $200, the maximum reward, for information leading to a conviction of the vandal responsible for the recent tagging of the newly paved Berlin Avenue. The maximum reward for information is typically $200, but Town Manager Garry Brumback increased the amount to $1,000,…

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Southington Police Blotter for the week of Sept. 26

September 26, 2014
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Southington Police Blotter for the week of Sept. 26

The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. Benjamin Dutkiewicz, 26, of 37 Upson St., Bristol, was charged on Sept. 9 with disorderly conduct, third degree assault, third degree strangulation and second degree threatening. Bond was set at $10,000 with a Sept. 10 court date. Kelly Marie Thornton, 33, transient, was charged on Sept.…

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Man collapses and dies at the Southingon Truck Stop

September 25, 2014
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Man collapses and dies at the Southingon Truck Stop

The Southington Police Department responded to a medical emergency at the truck stop on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike at about 9 a.m. this morning. The man who had the medical emergency passed at the scene. Police are not releasing the name of the man at this time. Detectives are reviewing video footage to see what led up…

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Meriden man charged with falsifying a home invasion following encounter with a prostitute

September 25, 2014
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Meriden man charged with falsifying a home invasion following encounter with a prostitute

A Meriden man was charged with falsely reporting an incident after he allegedly filed a false report that he was the victim of a home invasion following a visit from a prostitute. , 26, surrendered to police on Tuesday, Sept. 23 after learning there was a warrant out for his arrests. According to a release…

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Three women arrested in undercover prostitution sting

September 22, 2014
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Three women arrested in undercover prostitution sting

Three women were arrested on prostitution charges following an undercover operation conducted by Southington Police Department detectives. The operation, which took place on Friday, Sept. 19, was planned in response to reports and complaints that prostitutes were active at several Southington hotels. An undercover officer, working with the Southington Special Investigations Unit, posed as a…

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Southington Police Blotter for Sept. 19

September 19, 2014
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The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. Chelsea Battles, 21, of 1022 Pleasant St., was charged on Sept. 3 with third degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and third degree criminal mischief. Bond was set at $3,000 with a Sept. 15 court date. John A. Sabino, 18, of 94 Bristol St., was charged…

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Cheshire woman charged with larceny following Home Depot theft

September 17, 2014
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Cheshire woman charged with larceny following Home Depot theft

A Cheshire woman employed at the Home Depot on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike was charged with larceny after an investigation found that she had stolen more than $18,000 from the store. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, , 59, surrendered to police after learning that there was a warrant for her arrest. According to a Southington Police Department release,…

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Kennedy lockdown lifted after ‘suspicious’ person found to be a student

September 16, 2014
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A lockdown at Kennedy Middle School was lifted once the suspicious person was determined to be a student at the school. At about 11 a.m., a staff member at the school reported a white male, 5’7” tall, wearing a green military jacket in the school’s hallways. The staff member erred on the side of caution…

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Police charge three Bronx residents with trying to fraudulently obtain cell phones

September 4, 2014
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Three Bronx NY residents were charged with identity theft and other charges following an alleged attempt to fraudulently obtain cell phones at Simply Wireless. Police responded to the Queen Street store shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, following a complaint that a woman was trying to obtain cell phones with a possible fraudulent…

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Community service now an option for vandalism

September 4, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Community service for vandals will now be at the discretion of business owners, according to Town Councilor Dawn Miceli. “If they want the vandals once they are caught to have to serve community service as restitution for their crimes, we will be able to do that through our Southington Juvenile…

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