Police

Police arrest local drug dealer

February 9, 2016
By
Dominic M. Cardinale

As a result of a June 2015 investigation, Southington police arrested a local man for selling and distributing cocaine and heroine. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) received a tip in June that Dominic M. Cardinale, 36, of Southington was selling cocaine and heroin in town. Based on this information, three separate controlled purchases were made…

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Police arrest man after argument turns physical

February 9, 2016
By
Donald Cahill

Police arrested Donald Cahill, 46, of Berlin at approximately 7:09 p.m. on Feb. 6 when officers were called to a verbal argument that turned physical. Police were investigating a call that Cahill and the victim were involved in a verbal argument. When the argument turned physical, Cahill allegedly held the victim down. When he got up,…

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Man arrested for gun complaint at Motel 6

February 8, 2016
By
Nigel Watts

Police received a gun complaint at 12:22 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 and were dispatched to Motel 6 at 625 Queen St. The complaint originated from Motel 6 staff after they received a call from Nigel Watts, 26, of Waterbury stating he forgot an item in his room, and he was on his way back…

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Man arrested for assaulting an 83-year-old

February 8, 2016
By
Stephen Cieszynski

Stephen Cieszynski, 47, of 108 Atwater St. in Southington was arrested at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, after a domestic dispute. The police investigation showed that Cieszynski assaulted an 83-year-old victim, causing a head injury. During the incident, Cieszynski also caused a disturbance inside the home, knocking over several items including furniture. When officers attempted…

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Parking ban in effect

February 5, 2016
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Snow Plow (022114)

Due to the ongoing snowfall and attempts to clear the roadways of snow, the Town of Southington and the Southington Police Department will be implementing a parking ban on all streets effective immediately.  The ban will remain in effect until further notice. At Midnight the normal winter month’s overnight parking ban will go into effect.

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Police stop drunken driver

February 4, 2016
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Drinking and driving - Photo by Praisaeng

Southington police tracked down a drunken driver on West Center Street Extension after receiving reports of an erratic driver on state and local roads. At approximately 9:46 p.m. on Jan. 29, police received a report of an erratic driver starting on I-84 and going through several local streets in Southington. The witness reported that a vehicle…

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Police Blotter for Feb. 5 edition

February 3, 2016
By
The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Thursday, Jan. 21 through Friday, Jan. 29: James L. Dietrichsen, 44, of 600 Middletown Ave., North Haven, was arrested on Jan. 21 for first degree robbery and sixth degree larceny. Dennis P. Conroy, 70, of 54 Malcein Dr., Southington, was arrested on Jan. 22 for disorderly…

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Police are investigating a burglary at Spartan II restaurant

February 2, 2016
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Spartan II Pizza Restaurant & Lounge
930 Meriden Waterbury Tpke., Plantsville, CT  06479
Phone: (860) 276-0090

The Southington Police Department is investigating a recent burglary at Spartans II Restaurant on 930 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke, and they are asking for help in the investigation. Police received a report this morning, at approximately 4:45 a.m., about the burglar alarm at the restaurant. Upon arrival, officers found that a door on the south side of the…

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Police locate lost hikers

February 2, 2016
By
The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

On Monday, Feb. 1, at approximately 5:52 p.m., the Southington Police Department received a call that two hikers had become lost on the Blue Trail at the end of the Panthorn Trail. Officers found that two female hikers (aged 15 and 26) on the Blue Trail were not carrying flashlights. As as they began to walk back…

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Police SIU arrest local man for selling pot

January 29, 2016
By
Michael McManus

Southington police arrested Michael McManus, 21, of Southington for selling marijuana in the town of Southington. The arrest was a result of a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigation during May 2015. Police received reports that McManus was selling marijuana in Southington. Based on this information, four controlled purchases of marijuana were made. As a result…

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