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Plantsville man arrested on sexual assault charges

January 14, 2014
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A Plantsville man was arrested on sex assault charges. Jason J. Archibald, 29, was charged on Monday, Jan. 13 with first and second degree sexual assault. He was held on a $75,000 with a Jan. 14 court date. According to police, the arrest warrant resulted from an investigation of an incident that occurred on November…

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Local roads are passable, but not salted

January 3, 2014
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Southington’s highway crews worked throughout the night and all the roads in town are passable, Town Manager Garry Brumback reported. “They have intentionally not salted to avoid thawing before the subzero temperatures we are expecting tonight,” Brumback said in an update on the storm. “The plan for the roads is to sand the hills and…

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Brumback lays out 48 hour plan to handle winter storm

January 2, 2014
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Expecting severe weather this evening, Town Manager Garry Brumback has laid out an attack plan for the next two days. “During the next 48 hours we are expecting severe weather with heavy snow and bitter cold,” Brumback said in an email release. Brumback said the highway staff would remain on duty until the snow storm…

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Police searching for two suspects in 7-11 armed robbery

December 30, 2013
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Police searching for two suspects in 7-11 armed robbery

The Southington Police Department is searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at the 7-11 on Queen Street on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Video surveillance footage from the store showed two suspects entered the store at approximately 03:14 am. One of the suspects went behind the counter with the store clerk. The store clerk…

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Police investigating fatal one car accident on Meriden Avenue

December 27, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a fatal one car accident that occurred on Meriden Avenue on Thursday, Dec. 26. According to police, William A. Mazo, 19, of 61 Maryland Drive, Middlefield, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche on Meriden Avenue, near the intersection of Beechwood Drive. The vehicle crossed over the double yellow lines,…

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Police searching for armed robbery suspect

December 24, 2013
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Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Southington Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a suspect that allegedly robbed a Mobil Gas Station at Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Police received an armed robbery call on Monday, Dec. 23 at 3 a.m. at the Mobil at 1869 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. An employee reported as he exited the restroom area of the business…

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*Update: Kennedy students dismissed early following gas leak

December 18, 2013
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*Update: Kennedy students dismissed early following gas leak

Kennedy Middle School students were sent home early today, following a morning gas leak at the school. According to police, the construction crew handling the renovations at the school ruptured a gas line. Students were evacuated and were placed on busses to keep them warm.  The students were transported from the school to the Aqua…

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Southington police investigating untimely death of a Bristol resdient

December 17, 2013
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The Southington Police Department’s Detective Division is investigating the untimely death of Tabitha Perry, a 27-year-old Bristol resident. On Monday, Dec. 16, at almost 3 a.m., Southington Police received a 911 call at 25 Darling Street. It was reported that a woman was unresponsive and not breathing. According to police, Perry was visiting a friend…

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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

December 14, 2013
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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

By Ed Harris Editor Southington Police K-9 officer Damon is retiring to the home of his handler Officer Stephen Salerno after lodging almost a decade on the job. Damon, a 12-year-old German Sheppard, officially retired at the end of last month. The dog began working with the department in November 2004. “He had a fantastic…

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Local man arrested for allegedly selling illegal assault weapon

December 13, 2013
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Local man arrested for allegedly selling illegal assault weapon

A Meriden Waterbury Turnpike man was arrested by state police on allegations that he illegally sold an assault weapon. On Thursday, Dec. 12, detectives assigned to the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from the Southington Police Department, arrested Michael Badgley, 25, of 2786 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike on an arrest warrant for…

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