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Southington police officers honored for their work

October 13, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department celebrated the heroes within its ranks recently, with a special awards ceremony held at the high school. The ceremony recognizes Southin-gton’s police officers and the hard work and dedication to their job and the community. The department originally had such a program-implemented by former Chief Phil D’Agostino…

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Bobcats sighted around Southington

October 4, 2013
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Bobcats sighted around Southington

By Ed Harris Editor Several residents have reported seeing a bobcat prowling around town the last few weeks. Michelle Allaire was on the phone with her sister when she noticed the animal sitting in the garden at her Lazy Lane home. “The bobcat was just sitting there, blending right in as if it belonged there,”…

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State trooper honor with highway rest stop sign

September 27, 2013
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State trooper honor with highway rest stop sign

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The local community gathered with state officials last week to commemorate and honor an auxiliary trooper who sacrificed his life while in the line of duty. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, along with State Representative Al Adinolfi and at least 40 law enforcement officers, unveiled a ceremonial sign in the rest…

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*Update Harold Smith found in Cheshire

August 29, 2013
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*Update Harold Smith found in Cheshire

*UPDATE Harold Smith has been located in neighboring Cheshire, according to a Southington Police Department news release. Smith approached a farm worker who was working on the Sunny Acres Farm in Cheshire.  He advised the farm worker that he had run away from home.  The Cheshire Police Department was subsequently contacted and confirmed Smith’s identity. …

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Police seek armed robbery suspect

August 29, 2013
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Southington police are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into an armed robbery at Sam’s Quick Mart on Meriden-Waterbury Road. On Thursday, August 22, at 9 p.m., a store clerk reported that a black male suspect entered the store and walked behind the counter. The suspect then pointed a handgun at the clerk…

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Three charged with being intoxicated in a public park

August 14, 2013
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A complaint at Crescent Lake led to two men and a minor being charged with being intoxicated in a public park. On Sunday, August 11, police received a complaint that people were consuming alcohol and throwing bottles in the town park. After arriving at the lake, police found Ryan Haddock, 23, of Southington, Ryan Flannigan,…

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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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