Police

911: It’s just a click away

June 9, 2016
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A 911 dispatcher toils at his new workstation after a recent state-of-the-art upgrade.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Three operators wait patiently by their keyboards, surrounded by an array of monitors and television screens, in a darkened room at Southington Police Department headquarters. Suddenly, a phone symbol flashes onto one of the screens and the three of them jump into a perfectly choreographed dance. Until recently, two dispatchers were left in…

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Southington Police arrest driver in fatal crash

June 9, 2016
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Krista Pikora

Southington police arrested the driver in a fatal accident on April 30, 2016. This morning, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Krista M. Pikora, 26, of Southington turned herself into police after learning about a warrant for her arrest. The warrant is a result of an investigation of a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred just after…

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Hartford woman arrested for check forgery

June 8, 2016
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Sasha Veal

Sasha D. Veal, 29, of Hartford, turned herself into police on June 1, at approximately 10 a.m., after learning about an active warrant for her arrest. The warrant stems from an altered check that Veal tried to cash on April 6, 2016. The warrant alleges that Veal claimed the altered check was a paycheck from a…

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Police blotter for the June 10 edition

June 8, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Sunday, May 15 through Tuesday, May 24: Andrew Spitz, 18, of 801 Andrews St., Southington, was arrested on May 21 for possession of less than one half ounce of marijuana. Andrea Laudano, 35, of 35 Myrtle Ave., Waterbury, was arrested on May 25 for breach of…

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Motorcycle thieves caught by police

June 1, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Southington police have recovered two stolen motorcycles, and the thieves have been arrested, when the owner saw thieves riding around town. On Saturday, May 28, around 9 p.m., the owner of two stolen motorcycles was walking in Southington, when he was passed by one of his stolen motorcycles with a rider and a passenger. As…

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Police Blotter for the June 3 edition

June 1, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

  The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Sunday, May 15 through Tuesday, May 24: Marilu Valentin, 39, of 40 Woodland St., New Britain, was arrested on May 15 for sixth degree larceny. Bruce Steiniger, 29, of 747 Center St., Wallingford, was arrested on May 17 for sixth degree larceny. Christopher Estabrook, 26,…

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Police search for suspect from Walmart armed robbery

May 31, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Police are still searching for suspects in an armed robbery at Walmart on Friday. At approximately 8 a.m. on May 27, officers were called to the local store at 235 Queen Street in Southington, but the suspect fled prior to their arrival. According to the investigation, a 5’8″ black male weighing between 160 and 170 pounds…

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Hartford man arrested for forgery

May 26, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Frederick Savage, 32, of Hartford, was taken into custody at the Bristol Court on May 20 based on a warrant filed by Southington police. The warrant alleges that Savage altered and subsequently cashed checks in his name that had been written out to other companies by Chuck and Eddie’s of Southington. The altered checks were…

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Southington Police earn state accreditation

May 26, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Police Department (SPD) has earned a Tier I accreditation from the state’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC). This achievement is the first step in a three-tier review of police standards in the areas of liability, professionalism, and general management. At a May 12 meeting of the POSTC, the…

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Click It or Ticket campaign is underway

May 25, 2016
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Click It or Ticket

The Southington Police Department is joining with other state and local Law enforcement agencies around the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock. The national Click it or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off on May 23, and local police will join the campaign aimed at…

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