The South Windsor Police arrested a 37-year-old Massachusetts man for allegedly stealing $1,000 worth of printer ink cartridges from a Target store in February, according to a statement from the department.
The suspect, a Springfield man, was allegedly caught on video committing the thefts, according to police. An investigation identified him and his vehicle through the video.
He was charged with fourth-degree larceny and conspiracy. He was scheduled to appear in Manchester Superior Court on April 6.
You're on Candid Camera
Newington Police are currently seeking a burglar who was caught on videotape burglarizing Dan's Shell located at 295 Main Street on April 7. Police are requesting assistance in identifying the suspect, who was described as a white or Hispanic male with a moustache and ponytail wearing a tan jacket over a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and tan shoes. Photos of the incident are available at the department's website at newingtonct.gov.
Putting a CAP in Your Ass
Police arrested two 19-year-old Glastonbury men for allegedly spray-painting logos like “CAP” and “youths in truth” on businesses and signs in New Britain, according to an April 7 Hartford Courant article. Both suspects were charged with second-degree criminal mischief.
Police on patrol earlier that morning spotted the suspects walking in the parking lot of a local food store. When police approached them, one of them dropped a spray paint can as they both walked away. Police later found paint on the hands of both suspects matching what had been used to “tag” buildings.
Two men have been arrested in connection with 20 pounds of marijuana found at two homes in New Britain and Bristol, according to an April 8 article in the Bristol Press.
One of the suspects, a 34-yeard-old Bristol resident, controlled a house on Country Club Road in New Britain where 10 pounds of pot, about $25,000 in cash, a handgun and five ounces of cocaine were allegedly found earlier that week during a police search. He is being held on $750,000 bond.
Police also arrested a 39-year-old suspect who was doing renovations at the site. He is being held on $100,000 bond.
During the investigation, which was conducted by the State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, police allegedly found another 10 pounds of pot, $61,000 in cash and more cocaine at the Bristol suspect's house. He lives with his girlfriend and an 11-year-old child, according to the article.
Police charged both suspects with three counts of possession of narcotics with intent to sell, conspiracy charges, operating a drug factory, possession of more than a kilo of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and risk of injury to a minor.
He's Got Stones!
The South Windsor Police Department arrested a 44-year-old Massachusetts man on April 8 for allegedly buying $2,600 worth of jewelry and subsequently reporting the transactions as fraudulent to his credit card company, according to the department. The suspect, who surrendered himself to police, was charged with fourth degree larceny and fifth degree larceny. He was released on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on April 21.
Police, who conducted an investigation in March, compared video of the suspect making the purchases to his driver's license photo and determined that he had made the purchases.
Checking Out Your Package
Police officers from Stratford and Milford, along with State Police and representatives of the U.S. Postal Service, apprehended a 29-year-old Southington man after he received a pleasant gift through UPS, according to an April 8 Hartford Courant article; 15 pounds of marijuana!
The investigation began after five pounds of marijuana arrived at a Milford UPS store last month, according to the article. Police determined that the suspect allegedly started a mail box there under a fake company name and had a similar arrangement at a Stratford store, where five more pounds of marijuana were found. Another five pounds of pot were later found in his car.
Police, who believe he was receiving shipments of marijuana every two weeks from California, estimated that the value of the marijuana is $75,000. The suspect, who was released on $250,000 bond, is scheduled to appear in court on April 19.
A 35-year-old Willington “contractor” was turned over to West Hartford Police by Connecticut State Police on April 4 on an active warrant for home improvement violations, according to a police report. The suspect was charged, among other things, with larceny 2 and conspiracy to offer home repair without a license. He was scheduled to appear in court on April 14.
Heroin: The Driver Drug
A 33-year-old Meriden man was arrested on New Park Avenue in West Hartford for illegal possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop on April 9, according to the West Hartford Police Department.
A day later, two men were charged with illegal possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia on Kane Street in West Hartford after they were pulled over by the same officer. The driver, a 22-year-old Southington man, was also charged with operation of a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone. It's unclear whether he was pulled over for that reason.
-Compiled by Brian Woodman and Michael Hamad