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*Update: Kennedy students dismissed early following gas leak

December 18, 2013
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*Update: Kennedy students dismissed early following gas leak

Kennedy Middle School students were sent home early today, following a morning gas leak at the school. According to police, the construction crew handling the renovations at the school ruptured a gas line. Students were evacuated and were placed on busses to keep them warm.  The students were transported from the school to the Aqua…

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Southington police investigating untimely death of a Bristol resdient

December 17, 2013
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The Southington Police Department’s Detective Division is investigating the untimely death of Tabitha Perry, a 27-year-old Bristol resident. On Monday, Dec. 16, at almost 3 a.m., Southington Police received a 911 call at 25 Darling Street. It was reported that a woman was unresponsive and not breathing. According to police, Perry was visiting a friend…

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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

December 14, 2013
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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

By Ed Harris Editor Southington Police K-9 officer Damon is retiring to the home of his handler Officer Stephen Salerno after lodging almost a decade on the job. Damon, a 12-year-old German Sheppard, officially retired at the end of last month. The dog began working with the department in November 2004. “He had a fantastic…

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Local man arrested for allegedly selling illegal assault weapon

December 13, 2013
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Local man arrested for allegedly selling illegal assault weapon

A Meriden Waterbury Turnpike man was arrested by state police on allegations that he illegally sold an assault weapon. On Thursday, Dec. 12, detectives assigned to the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from the Southington Police Department, arrested Michael Badgley, 25, of 2786 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike on an arrest warrant for…

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Police investigating Wineland robbery

December 13, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a robbery at Wineland Discount Liquors. Police were called to Wineland, located at 1543 Meriden Waterbury Road, on Thursday, Dec. 12 and were told that a woman had robbed the store. According to police,  a white female entered the store with a red and blue scarf covering her hands.…

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Wolcott couple arrested on embezzlement charges

December 12, 2013
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Wolcott couple arrested on embezzlement charges

  Two Wolcott residents were arrested for allegedly embezzling money from Computer Tune and Lube. Holly Miner, 32, and her boyfriend David Pinto, 36, surrendered to police on Wednesday, Dec. 11, after learning that there were warrants for their arrests. According to police, Miner was embezzling money from Computer Tune and Lube on Queen Street…

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Southington police release Click it or Ticket results

December 3, 2013
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The Southington Police Department participated in the Click It or Ticket campaign from November 26 through December 1. During this high visibility enforcement campaign officers worked not only on routine patrols but in special enforcement details to enforce the Connecticut seatbelt laws. Officers were also paying particular attention to distracted driving while out during this…

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Two arrested in connection with Shuttle Meadow Road breaking and entering

December 3, 2013
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Two arrested in connection with Shuttle Meadow Road breaking and entering

Two residents were arrested and charged with breaking into a Shuttle Meadow Road home. Sa ndra L. Beaudoin, 21 and Guy L. Ferrelli, 22, both of Southington, surrendered to police on Wednesday, Nov. 27 after learning that police had arrest warrants out on them. Beaudoin and Ferrelli were both charged with third degree burglary, conspiracy…

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Two charged in August handgun theft

November 27, 2013
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Two charged in August handgun theft

Two Southington residents were charged with stealing handguns from a safe at JATH Manufacturing. Police arrested Gary York , 38, and Joanne DelFino, 37, on Friday, Nov. 22. York was arrested at the Bristol Court while he was appearing on an unrelated charge and Delfino was taken into custody during a traffic stop. According to…

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Dog attacks and bites woman and responding police officer

November 26, 2013
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A pit bull recently attacked a woman walking with a stroller and two small dogs as well as a police officer responding to the scene. On the morning of Thursday, Nov. 21, the Southington Police Department received a complaint of a female being attacked by a pit bull on North Summit Street. As the woman…

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