Police

Kennedy lockdown lifted after ‘suspicious’ person found to be a student

September 16, 2014
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A lockdown at Kennedy Middle School was lifted once the suspicious person was determined to be a student at the school. At about 11 a.m., a staff member at the school reported a white male, 5’7” tall, wearing a green military jacket in the school’s hallways. The staff member erred on the side of caution…

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Police charge three Bronx residents with trying to fraudulently obtain cell phones

September 4, 2014
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Three Bronx NY residents were charged with identity theft and other charges following an alleged attempt to fraudulently obtain cell phones at Simply Wireless. Police responded to the Queen Street store shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, following a complaint that a woman was trying to obtain cell phones with a possible fraudulent…

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Community service now an option for vandalism

September 4, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Community service for vandals will now be at the discretion of business owners, according to Town Councilor Dawn Miceli. “If they want the vandals once they are caught to have to serve community service as restitution for their crimes, we will be able to do that through our Southington Juvenile…

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Police investigating an armed robbery of Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike Burger King

September 3, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Burger King on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Police responded to the restaurant, located at 1850 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 3. According to police, an investigation shows that three or four males, believed to be Hispanic, entered the rear of Burger King after…

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*Updated Police investigating bank robbery and suicide

September 2, 2014
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*Updated Police investigating bank robbery and suicide

By Ed Harris Editor   The Southington Police Department is investigating a robbery at the TD Bank on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, where an alleged robber fled the scene, caused two accidents and then broke into a house and ultimately killed himself. According to Southington Police Department Lt. Michael Baribault, police received call about a bank robbery…

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Kennedy and Strong Schools briefly locked down following reported bank robbery

September 2, 2014
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The Southington Police Department briefly placed Kennedy Middle School and Strong Elementary School in lockdown, as a precautionary measure following a reported bank robbery. The lockdown was lifted at 10:15 a.m., after it was determined that there was no threat to the schools. The lockdown was called for following reports of a bank robbery at…

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Southington police to take part in anti-texting program

August 29, 2014
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The Southington Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office, has announced the kick-off of an Anti-Texting Enforcement Project, as part of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. This effort by state and local police will enforce Connecticut’s tough law that prohibits motorists from texting and/or using hand-held cell…

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Police arrest Bloomfield man on having weapons in the vehicle and marijuana charges

August 29, 2014
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Southington Police have charged a Bloomfield man with having weapons in his vehicle and possession of marijuana after responding to a suspicious vehicle complaint. On Wednesday, August 27, police were called to Ford Street. According to police, Robert Campbell, 44, of Bloomfield, allegedly provided a false name and date of birth when he was questioned.…

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Police investigating early morning car crash near Hightower Road

August 26, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating an early morning accident that saw a car rollover and collide with a utility pole. Police responded to the area of 311 Hightower Road at 4 a.m., following a report of a motor vehicle accident. When the police arrived, they found that the sole occupant of the car, Connor…

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Local volunteer firefighter charged with early June dumpster fire

August 20, 2014
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Local volunteer firefighter charged with early June dumpster fire

A local volunteer firefighter was arrested for allegedly starting a dumpster fire in the Raya Clinic parking lot in early June. On Wednesday, August 20, , 24, of 146 South St., third floor, Bristol, surrendered to police after learning there was a warrant out for his arrest. According to the arrest warrant, Newman, a volunteer…

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