Police

Emergency personnel honored; Elks host Public Safety Awards dinner

November 15, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington honored three law enforcement officials last week during the 26th annual Public Safety Awards dinner in recognition of their long history of contributions to the town. Hosted by the Southington Elks Lodge, the event honored Master Sergeant Jay Suski of the Southington Police Department, retired Southington firefighter Robert Upson…

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Police search for Dunkin Donuts robbery suspect

November 12, 2013
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Police search for Dunkin Donuts robbery suspect

The Southington Police Department are searching for a man that allegedly robbed the Dunkin Donuts at 262 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Police received a call about a robbery shortly after 6 a.m. The suspect is described as a light skinned male approx 5’8″-6’0″, described as Hispanic or Mexican, with a stocky build,  dark mustache and beard, eye…

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Bridge named in honor of a local man

November 9, 2013
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Bridge named in honor of a local man

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The town unveiled a sign named in honor of Southington resident John Dolan, who served in the Connecticut State Police for 12 years. The Route 10 bridge over Interstate 84 eastbound is now called the “John A. Dolan Memorial Bridge” in his honor, according to a press release from the…

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Local man arrested on animal cruelty charges

October 29, 2013
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A local man was arrested on animal cruelty charges after an investigation by Southington Animal Control. On Saturday, Oct. 19, Christopher Gagnon, 24, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and breach of peace. Bond was set for $500 with an Oct. 29 court date. An investigation was led by Southington Animal Control and the…

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Police blotter for Oct. 25

October 25, 2013
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The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. John Miller, 50, of 57 Washington St., Bristol, was charged on Oct. 10 with DUI and operating a motor vehicle under suspension. Bond was set at $500 with an Oct. 21 court date. Patricia Becker, 64, of 103 Ashwell Dr., was charged on Oct. 10 with…

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Southington police officers honored for their work

October 13, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department celebrated the heroes within its ranks recently, with a special awards ceremony held at the high school. The ceremony recognizes Southin-gton’s police officers and the hard work and dedication to their job and the community. The department originally had such a program-implemented by former Chief Phil D’Agostino…

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Bobcats sighted around Southington

October 4, 2013
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Bobcats sighted around Southington

By Ed Harris Editor Several residents have reported seeing a bobcat prowling around town the last few weeks. Michelle Allaire was on the phone with her sister when she noticed the animal sitting in the garden at her Lazy Lane home. “The bobcat was just sitting there, blending right in as if it belonged there,”…

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State trooper honor with highway rest stop sign

September 27, 2013
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State trooper honor with highway rest stop sign

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The local community gathered with state officials last week to commemorate and honor an auxiliary trooper who sacrificed his life while in the line of duty. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, along with State Representative Al Adinolfi and at least 40 law enforcement officers, unveiled a ceremonial sign in the rest…

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*Update Harold Smith found in Cheshire

August 29, 2013
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*Update Harold Smith found in Cheshire

*UPDATE Harold Smith has been located in neighboring Cheshire, according to a Southington Police Department news release. Smith approached a farm worker who was working on the Sunny Acres Farm in Cheshire.  He advised the farm worker that he had run away from home.  The Cheshire Police Department was subsequently contacted and confirmed Smith’s identity. …

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Police seek armed robbery suspect

August 29, 2013
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Southington police are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into an armed robbery at Sam’s Quick Mart on Meriden-Waterbury Road. On Thursday, August 22, at 9 p.m., a store clerk reported that a black male suspect entered the store and walked behind the counter. The suspect then pointed a handgun at the clerk…

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