Police

Two women charged with theft after using open house ruse

April 10, 2014
By
Sharon Nigosanti

Two women are under arrest after police said they used a ruse during an open house to steal jewelry from residences. According to the arrest warrants, Sharon Nigosanti, 44, of Deep River and Angela Ruitto, 27, of Old Saybrook, attended an open house in Southington on January 13, under the ruse that they were a…

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Erratic driving leads to narcotics arrests

April 3, 2014
By
Glidden Ruberte Jr.

Two Waterbury men were held on narcotics charges after they intentionally drove into a marked police cruiser at a gas station. Police came into contact with , 27 and Sean Wright, 29, both of Waterbury, after investigating a report of an erratic driver on Tuesday, April 1. According to police, the erratic driving began on…

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Police arrest man hiding in wooded area near the hospital

April 3, 2014
By
Orlando Rodriquez

A Middletown man was arrested hiding in a wooded area near the Hospital of Central Connecticut after he was located in town following a domestic violence incident in Meriden. On Wednesday, April 2, the Meriden Police Department requested help in locating , 28, of Middletown. Rodriquez, who was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle and possibly…

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Man charged with selling narcotics while out on bail

April 3, 2014
By
Michael Henderson

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
By
Matthew Garuti

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
By
Corey Maerz

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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