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Man charged with selling narcotics while out on bail

April 3, 2014
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Man charged with selling narcotics while out on bail

A local man was charged with selling narcotics in town, for the second time in less than four months. , 34, of Southington was arrested by police on Wednesday, April 2 for selling prescription narcotics while he was out on bail. Henderson was arrested and charged with four counts of sale of narcotics in January.…

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Break-in and robbery at Rock and Smoke

April 2, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a break-in and robbery at Rock and Smoke on Queen Street. Police were called to the store, located at 1173 Queen Street, on Monday, March 31, at 4 a.m. At the scene, police discovered a hammer outside the building and a damaged case inside. A police K-9 unit was…

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Schools briefly locked down due to police situation

March 27, 2014
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Southington High School, Flanders Elementary School, Derynoski Elementary School and Plantsville Elementary School were briefly placed into an exterior lockdown on Tuesday, March 25, following a reported disturbance near Bristol Street. “There was an external threat of a domestic dispute reported to us by the police department that prompted the lockdown,” Southington School Supt. Dr.…

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Man charged with sexual assault

March 26, 2014
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Man charged with sexual assault

A local man was arrested on sexual assault charges. surrendered to police on Tuesday, March 25. According to police, Garuti sexually assaulted a female known to him on two different occasions. The courts sealed the warrant affidavit. Garuti was charged with second degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, sale or delivery of…

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New Britain man charged with Center Street shooting

March 25, 2014
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Southington Police have arrested a New Britain man in connection to a shooting in a parking lot near Center Street over the weekend. In the early morning hours of Sunday, March 23, police responded to a 911 call and upon arrival found a 22-year-old male suffering from a single gunshot wound to the body. The…

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Brooklyn man charged with using illegal credit cards at Target

March 24, 2014
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Southington Police recently arrested a Brooklyn man on charges of identity theft and illegal use of credit cards at Target last December. Stephen Stanley, 28, of last known address, 2361 Pacific St., Apt. 3A, Brooklyn, NY, was arrested on March 20. According to police, Stanley entered the Southington Target store on December 4, 2013 and…

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Two teens charged with robbing a person in the Southington Police Department parking lot

March 20, 2014
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Two teens charged with robbing a person in the Southington Police Department parking lot

Two local teens were charged with robbing a person in the parking lot of the Southington Police Department. On Wednesday, March 19, police dispatchers monitoring video surveillance in the department’s front parking lot observed what they thought was an altercation. Police responded to the parking lot as one of the vehicles involved in the altercation…

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Local man arrested for early February armed robbery

March 11, 2014
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Local man arrested for early February armed robbery

A Southington man was arrested and charged with the February armed robbery of a Kaival Foodmart/Gulf Gas Station. On Friday, March 7, police arrested Brett Downs, 31, at his residence. According to police, Downs committed an armed robbery on February 7, at the Kaival Food Mart / Gulf Gas Station at 1123 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike.…

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Town dealing with potholes

March 5, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington is acting proactively to deal with pothole issues. Town officials are compiling a list of potholes in town and are addressing them as they come in. The Southington Police Department has taken the lead in compiling the list and the Highway Department is repairing the potholes. “Potholes are a problem…

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Assistant town clerk charged with trespassing following a dispute over goats

March 4, 2014
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An assistant town clerk surrendered to police after learning there was an arrest warrant for her arrest on trespassing charges following a dispute over goats. Sandra Brunoli, 62, of Southington was charged on Friday, Feb. 28 with first degree criminal trespass. She posted a $500 bond and was released with a March 10 court date.…

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