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Thefts continue at St. Thomas Cemetery

May 5, 2016
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Above, statues stolen earlier this year from St. Thomas Cemetery. Since January, there has been eight reported thefts of marble statues at the local cemetery. (File photo)

Since January 2016, there have been eight reported thefts of marble statues from Saint Thomas Cemetery, located on Meriden Avenue in Southington, and police are asking residents for help in apprehending the thieves. The most recent thefts occurred during the overnight hours on Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5. Police report that a person or…

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Woman arrested for injuries to an 11-month-old

May 5, 2016
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Brittany DeMasi

Police arrested a local woman for injuries sustained by an 11-month old girl. The investigation began when police were called by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). DCF became involved when the 11-month old girl was brought to the Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Hospital with numerous head injuries. Hospital officials were highly…

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West Hartford man arrested for harassing his ex

May 5, 2016
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Michael D. Karpuska

  Southington police arrested a West Hartford man for sending threatening text messages to a former girlfriend. Michael D. Karpuska, 43, of Elmhurst Ave., West Hartford, was arrested at his residence on May 3 and charged with second degree breach of peace, second degree threatening, second degree harassment, and second degree intimidation due to bias.…

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Shed burglar caught by police

May 5, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Justine Ashline, 25, of Ellington was transported from Bridgeport CC to the Bristol Superior Court (GA17) on April 29, per order of a Habeas Corpus for an incident on Mount Vernon Rd. in June 2014. The warrant alleges that Ashline burglarized a shed on Mount Vernon Rd in Southington, and she took assorted gardent tools.…

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Woman arrested for hosting underage party

May 5, 2016
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Drinking and driving - Photo by Praisaeng

Southington police responded to an anonymous complaint about underage drinking, and the investigation led to the arrest of April Cheney, 49, of Southington for violating Connecticut’s social hosting law. On April 29, at 10:25 p.m., police received the complaint about an underage party at 25 Burwell Ave. Upon arrival, officers found evidence of drinking games,…

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Manchester man arrested for forging check

May 5, 2016
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Jenier Huertas

Jenier Huertas, 24, of Manchester turned himself in to Southington police on Tuesday, May 2, around 7 p.m., after learning of an active warrant for his arrest. The warrant stems from an incident on Feb. 11, 2016 when Huertas allegedly cashed a forged check in the amount of $1,200. The check was originally issued by…

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Police Blotter for the May 6 edition

May 4, 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 Friday, April 15 through Monday, April 25: Robert J. Mitchell, 28, of 140 Carol Dr., Bristol, was arrested on April 15 for evading responsibility. Melinda Fisher, 29, of 152 North Main St., Wallingford, was arrested on April 21 for second degree breach of peace and third…

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Police Blotter for the May 6 edition

May 4, 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 Friday, April 15 through Monday, April 25: Robert J. Mitchell, 28, of 140 Carol Dr., Bristol, was arrested on April 15 for evading responsibility. Melinda Fisher, 29, of 152 North Main St., Wallingford, was arrested on April 21 for second degree breach of peace and third…

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Police Blotter for the April 29 edition

April 27, 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 Tuesday, March 22 to Thursday, April 14: Glen King, 62, of 24 Carter Lane, Southington, was arrested on April 14 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drug and failure to maintain lane. Luis Figueroa, 27, of 69 Willow St., New Britain, was arrested on…

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Shotgun fired during domestic dispute

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

Police were called to a home at 39 Hickory Hill Rd. after receiving calls about a domestic dispute, and the investigation resulted in three arrests, including one for discharging a shotgun during the dispute. At approximately 7:36 p.m. on Monday, April 25, officers were dispatched to the home when reports that a juvenile was out of…

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