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Cops give toys for Southington tots

December 21, 2014
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Cops give toys for Southington tots

There are 600 families that will have toys under their tree as a result of the Southington Police Department’s Stuff a Cruiser Toy Drive. Southington Community Services said, in a press release, that the event was the most successful toy drive to date. From left, Master Stt. Kahn, Officer Gorr, Ben Gorr, Officer Gallo, and…

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SHS teacher charged with disorderly conduct

December 19, 2014
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SHS teacher charged with disorderly conduct

The Southington High School teacher who caused a firestorm of viral comments on the internet after he allegedly arrived to class intoxicated was arrested last Friday. Police said that at approximately 6:45 a.m. Dec. 9, John Edward Hansen Jr., 47, of New Haven surrendered to the Southington Police Department after learning there was an active…

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Man accused of threatening educators

December 19, 2014
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Man accused of threatening educators

David Klash, 49, of 173 Meriden Ave., Southington was arrested on Dec. 15 and charged with breach of peace and second degree threatening after he made some threats against school officials at John F. Kennedy Middle School. According to Southington police, on Dec. 15, the school resource officer at Kennedy was investigating an issue between…

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Crime prevention tips from the Southington Police

December 17, 2014
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Crime prevention tips from the Southington Police

The Southington Police Department has released some crime prevention tips for the holiday season. When you are shopping: Remember where you parked your vehicle. Always park in a well-lit and well-traveled area. Avoid dark, remote spots. Look inside your parked car before you enter. Check to see if you are being followed. Have your keys…

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New Britain Ave. bank robbed Thursday night

December 12, 2014
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New Britain Ave. bank robbed Thursday night

The Plainville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday night shortly after 6 p.m. at the American Eagle Federal Credit Union on New Britain Avenue, Plainville. Police said a lone male entered the bank while brandishing a firearm and demanded the the employees hand over money. Police said the male made…

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Arrest made in sexual assault of minor

December 10, 2014
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Arrest made in sexual assault of minor

Police made an arrest on Tuesday in connection with a rape of a minor back in June. The suspect is being held on a half million doll ar bond On Dec. 9 at 11:15 A.M., police arrested Walter Ronewicz, 76, at his Southington residence. Police said Ronewicz was charged with one count of sexual assault…

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Liquor stores cited for selling to minors

December 9, 2014
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Liquor stores cited for selling to minors

Members of the Southington Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit conducted unannounced liquor sale compliance inspections at 20 liquor stores/convenience stores where alcoholic beverages are sold on Nov. 28. Six stores were caught selling to a minor, said police. Police used a “cooperating individual who was 18-years old without any forms of identification entered the stores…

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Suspect arrested in robbery of Sunoco

December 2, 2014
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Suspect arrested in robbery of Sunoco

Police have released additional information about the Nov. 24 arrest in connection with the Nov. 23 robbery of the Sunoco Gas Station at 957 West St., in Southington. Police said that on Dec. 2, Travis Gornto, 43, of East Windsor was turned over to the custody of the Southington Police Department. Police said Gornto was…

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Six arrested, including juveniles, in connection with Oct. 31 assault

December 2, 2014
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Six arrested, including juveniles, in connection with Oct. 31 assault

Six people, including three juveniles, were arrested in connection with an assault at a party on Halloween, Southington police reported this week. Police said there was an assault of a victim at a party on Oct. 31 in Southington. When witnesses attempted to intervene on behalf of the victim and stop the assault, police said,…

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Buckle up, ‘Click It or Ticket’ begins today, say Southington police

November 25, 2014
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As motorists take to the roads this holiday travel period and beyond, Southington Police are urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning today, Nov. 25, and running through Nov. 30, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2014 national “Click It or Ticket” Occupant Protection enforcement mobilization and cracking down…

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