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Police aid gunshot victim found at Econo Lodge

August 12, 2013
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Police responded to the Econo Lodge early Saturday after receiving a call that a victim with a gunshot wound was at the location. Police received a call from a female at the 1845 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike location at 12:46 a.m., concerning the gunshot victim. After arriving, police discovered a 25-year-old male who was shot in the…

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Man arrested for allegedly stealing hangun

August 5, 2013
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Man arrested for allegedly stealing hangun

A local man was arrested on charges that he stole a handgun from a parked car in the Stop & Shop Parking lot. On Sunday, August 4, police arrested Artur Kasinski, 21, of Southington, after he allegedly entered an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the parking lot. After stealing the handgun, he was seen…

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Man arrested on sexual assault charges

August 5, 2013
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Man arrested on sexual assault charges

A local man was arrested on Wednesday, July 31 on an assortment of sexual assault charges. , 20, of Southington, was charged with three counts of second degree sexual assault, fourth degree sexual assault and four counts of risk of injury/impairing the morals of a minor. Bond was set at $75,000 with an August 1…

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Thirty-four youths arrested for underage drinking

August 5, 2013
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Thirty-four youths were recently cited for underage drinking at party on Pheasant Run. At close to midnight on Friday, August 2, officers were dispatched to 46 Pheasant Run on a report of an underage drinking party. Upon arrival, officers observed several people run into the house and turn off all of the interior lights. While…

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Southington Police Officer named Officer of the Year

July 18, 2013
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Southington Police Officer named Officer of the Year

By Vanessa Stevens Contributor A Southington Police officer and two members of the Southington American Legion won awards at the recent Connecticut American Legion annual convention. The awards were presented to Southington Police Sergeant Keith Egan, Post Adjutant Dennis Bureaugard and Post Chaplain Hank Lucas. Founded by Congress in 1919, the veteran’s organization now has…

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Town seeks to upgrade its emergency response system

July 18, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are considering upgrading an  emergency response system that could help get word out during emergencies or issue town wide reminders for important events. At a recent Town Council meeting Town Manager Garry Brumback announced that the town was looking into purchasing an Everbridge system. Brumback said the purchase would…

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*UPDATE* Police recover stolen Because of 26 butterfly

July 3, 2013
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*UPDATE* Police recover stolen Because of 26 butterfly

By Ed Harris Editor A wooden butterfly stolen from the Because of 26 mural was turned over to the Southington Police Department. Police said the butterfly did not appear damaged. The butterfly was taken in as evidence and the police are still investigating the theft. Police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Dobratz said a woman had returned…

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Plainville firefighter arrested on larceny charges

June 27, 2013
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A Plainville volunteer firefighter was arrested by the Southington Police Department on larceny charges. On Monday, June 24, an arrest warrant was issued for Stephen Chapman, of 45 Park St. in Plainville. Chapman, a Southington Police Department emergency dispatcher, turned himself in on Thursday, June 27. Chapman was charged with four counts of second degree…

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Cromwell man arrested on sexual assault charges

June 21, 2013
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The Southington Police Department has arrested a Cromwell man on sexual assault charges. On Thursday, June 20, Benjamin Hughes, 20, of 17 Hicksville Rd., Cromwell, was charged with first degree sexual assault, risk of injury/impairing the morals of a minor and fourth degree sexual assault. He was held on a $250,000 bond with a June…

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Portion of Hobart Street to close in prepartion for road project

June 19, 2013
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The Southington Police Department has authorized the closure of a portion of Hobart Street, from Michael Drive to Skyline Drive, for the purpose of sewer repair work in preparation of the mill and overlay road project scheduled on Hobart Street. The closure date will run from Tuesday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 26. Detour signs…

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