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Police investigating suspicious driver approaching female students

May 22, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating several instances of a suspicious man approaching female students over the course of the past month. Police are investigating three separate instances since April 28. Each time the car is different, but the driver description is similar. In two of the instances, the drive spoke to female high school…

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Police participating in Click It or Ticket program

May 21, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is taking part in Click It or Ticket and is urging residents to buckle up. Beginning on Monday, May 19, law enforcement officials have been out in full force taking part in the enforcement mobilization that is cracking down on motorists who are not belted, driving under the influence or driving…

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Town implements vandalism tip line

May 14, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington officials are hoping that residents are ready to ACT against vandalism. Officials recently unveiled the Active Community Tip Line (ACT), a way for callers to anonymously report vandalism related information. The tip line number is 860-276-1234. A rewards program was also established for callers who provide reliable information to police.…

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Man jumps out of window to escape fire

May 7, 2014
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Man jumps out of window to escape fire

A Summer Ridge man is in stable condition after he jumped from a second floor window to escape a fire. On Sunday, May 4, the Southington Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 250 Summer Ridge. The as of yet unidentified man jumped out of the second floor window of unit 28 and…

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Milford man charged with copper wire theft

May 7, 2014
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A Milford man was arrested for the ongoing theft of copper wire and cable from Guitar Center. On Friday, May 2, Benjamin M. Fidanza, 27, surrendered to police after learning there was a warrant for his arrest. According to a release from the Southington Police Department, the arrest followed the investigations of a theft of…

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Coyotes attack dogs near Flanders Road

April 23, 2014
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Two dogs were attacked by coyotes early Tuesday morning, but the owner was able to scare the animals away before any major harm befell the dogs, police said. According to police, a man was walking his three dogs, off leash, along the old Novick Orchards, near Flanders Street, when two coyotes came out of the…

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Hiker injured in fall at Ragged Mountain

April 22, 2014
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The Southington Fire Department rescued a hiker who fell while hiking along Ragged Mountain last Sunday morning. The hiker, who authorities have yet to name, had fallen about 25-30 feet. Twelve firefighters, entering the area via the Carey Street, came to the hiker’s aid. The hiker was packaged and carried off the mountain to Carey…

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Police investigating armed robbery at Dunkin Donuts

April 15, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a Dunkin Donuts that occurred over the weekend. According to police, the Dunkin Donuts at 262 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike was robbed, at gunpoint, on Saturday, April 12, at 8:30 p.m. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6’ tall, wearing all black clothing…

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Two women charged with theft after using open house ruse

April 10, 2014
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Two women charged with theft after using open house ruse

Two women are under arrest after police said they used a ruse during an open house to steal jewelry from residences. According to the arrest warrants, Sharon Nigosanti, 44, of Deep River and Angela Ruitto, 27, of Old Saybrook, attended an open house in Southington on January 13, under the ruse that they were a…

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Erratic driving leads to narcotics arrests

April 3, 2014
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Erratic driving leads to narcotics arrests

Two Waterbury men were held on narcotics charges after they intentionally drove into a marked police cruiser at a gas station. Police came into contact with , 27 and Sean Wright, 29, both of Waterbury, after investigating a report of an erratic driver on Tuesday, April 1. According to police, the erratic driving began on…

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