Out of the Woods
Police in Newington found an alleged shoplifter who had escaped police custody on June 8, according to an article in the New Britain Herald. The article states that the male suspect, a New Britain resident, was found in the woods.
Officers were arresting the suspect following an incident at Price Chopper that afternoon when he fled. Local officials subsequently contacted residents through the reverse 911 system regarding his last-known whereabouts.
He was spotted around 10 a.m. on June 9, wrapped in what appeared to be a blue tarp. He was caught off of Green Avenue after a foot chase.
Police charged him with larceny, conspiracy, interfering with police and escape from custody. He was held on $20,000 bond.
Taking out the Trash
The West Hartford Police arrested a 19-year-old male on June 9 after a witness allegedly saw him knock over several trash cans. Police spotted the trash cans in the road and moved them so traffic would not be impeded. Officers also found a newspaper mailbox that had been pulled out of the ground.
The suspect was charged with breach of peace in the second degree, criminal mischief in the third degree, illegal dumping and reckless endangerment in the second degree.
A 22-year-old Plainville resident was arrested after allegedly breaking into more than 24 cars in April during a series of incidents that police described as a one-man crime spree, according to a June 10 article in the Bristol Press. Most of these cars were unlocked and parked in driveways, according to police.
Police state the suspect stole cash, checks, credit cards and other items that could be pawned or sold on the street. They estimated that what he stole was worth thousands of dollars.
Charges against the suspect include 24 counts of third-degree burglary and several counts of larceny, credit card theft, forgery and identity theft. He is being held on $90,000 bond.
Two masked men allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of money from a cash register and a safe at the Burger King on Airport Road in Hartford on June 11, according to an article in the Hartford Courant.
The June 13 article states that both suspects had firearms, although no shots were fired. Police were notified at 9:06 p.m., but the suspects escaped before officers arrived.
Say Hello to My Little Friend
A 56-year-old Wethersfield man was arrested after allegedly exposing himself to a West Hartford woman, according to a June 11 article in the Hartford Courant.
Police allege the suspect, who was drinking beer in a parking lot outside of a package store on New Britain Avenue, pulled his penis out of his pants and waved it at a woman walking past. The woman then got his license plate and called police, who arrested him at his home.
He was charged with public indecency and breach of peace.
Compounding Your Problems
The West Hartford Police arrested a 28-year-old male at 1:55 a.m. on June 12, who allegedly handled being barred from a local bar in a mature fashion; he walked up and kicked a cab that was waiting for a fare. When the suspect fled, the cab driver pursued him and called police.
The suspect was charged with breach of peace in the second degree and criminal mischief in the third degree.
All of the information contained in the Advocate's police blotter comes from police reports or officials, or has been shamelessly swiped from other published accounts. Individuals charged have not been independently investigated by the Advocate. All those arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.