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Townwide parking ban in effect

February 8, 2013
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Due to the storm the town has instituted a winter parking ban for all town and state roads within Southington.  This ban is effective until further notice.  Any illegal parking could lead to the vehicle being ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

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Police await ruling on cause of death for William Gillan

February 5, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is still awaiting the cause of death of William Gillan, whose body was found alongside that of his mother Mildred Gillan at their Cedar Lane residence late last month. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that 86-year-old Mildred’s death was due to natural causes. Police are still awaiting…

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Five teenagers arrested following investigation into stolen handguns

January 31, 2013
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Five teenagers are under arrest for their alleged roles in the theft of firearms from a Southington home. Over the course of the last few days, police arrested three 18-year-olds and two 17-year-olds following an investigation that started when one of the arrestee’s relatives found a handgun under a bed and notified police. According to…

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Police discover two dead bodies at Cedar Lane home, investigation ongoing

January 24, 2013
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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that the death of the female discovered at Cedar Lane earlier this week was due to natural causes. There has yet to be a ruling on the death of the male that was also found at the residence, as officials are conducting further forensic studies. The…

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Dealing with the cold weather

January 24, 2013
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The Southington Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Health, have released the following tips to deal with the recent snap of cold weather. Winter in New England can bring very cold weather. With cold temperatures and winds, it can sometimes feel well below zero degrees. In these extreme cold temperatures, exposed skin can become…

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Man charged with robbery, holding pocket knife to throat

January 9, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Police have arrested a Southington man after he allegedly held a pocket knife to the throat of an acquaintance while demanding money. Alexander Derisi, 21,  of 56 Sun Valley Drive, was taken into custody by police at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Campus. He was charged with first degree robbery,…

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Southington PD asks residents to stay off of the roads

December 29, 2012
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Per the Southington Police Department: With road conditions being very slippery drivers are asked to stay off the roads.  If you must be on the roads.  Please drive slowly, keep a reasonable distance between you and vehicles in front of you, give yourself extra stopping time, and extra time to make turns.  Please drive safely!

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Southington police blotter week of Dec. 28

December 28, 2012
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The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. Jordan T. Owen, 23, of 2030 Mount Vernon Road, was charged on Dec. 11 with sale of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $75,000 with a Dec. 12 court date. Jason Dionne, 20, of 288 Wolcott Street, Bristol, was charged on Dec. 11 with reckless…

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Synthetic marijuana targeted; New ‘objectionable materials’ ordinance proposed

December 6, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A new “objectionable materials” ordinance will give the Southington police more tools to deal with dangerous objects in town, including the growing problem of “synthetic marijuana.” “It’s usually an herb sprayed with a chemical designed to give it the same effect as marijuana,” said Sergeant Jeff Dobratz, spokesman for the…

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Police identify suspect in robbery at TD Bank, still investigating the other two armed robberies

December 5, 2012
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*Update Police arrested Brandon Dlugos at 10:45 a.m. He was taken into custody at a local business on Meriden Waterbury Dlugos was taken into custody without incident and charged with third degree robbery and fifth degree larceny. He was held on a $200,000.00 court set bond, with a Dec. 6 court date. During the course…

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