Customer Depreciation Day
The South Windsor Police Department arrested a 30-year-old local male on June 24 for allegedly walking out of a local restaurant without paying his bill.
According to police, the suspect was also wanted on an outstanding warrant for not appearing in court. He was charged with sixth-degree-larceny and second-degree failure to appear in court and is being held on $3,500 bond.
Bringing Up Baby
The South Windsor Police Department issued a statement on June 24 confirming the arrest of a 47-year-old East Hartford man for sixth-degree larceny. In May, the suspect allegedly stole baby formula from a local supermarket and was subsequently identified by investigating officers through a security camera. The suspect is being held on $2,500 bond.
Great Scott, What a Lawn!
The South Windsor Police Department arrested a 21-year-old local woman on June 22 after she allegedly drove on a neighbor's lawn to intentionally damage it during an incident in May. Police charged the suspect with second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespass. The suspect was released on $2,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 30.
Father of the Year
West Hartford police arrested a 26-year-old Bristol man on June 24 after an officer allegedly found him using heroin in his car while his 1-year-old child sat in the back, according to an article in the Hartford Courant.
Police state they found the suspect in a Buick Century at a parking lot off of New Britain Avenue shooting into his arm while the baby, who was strapped in the back seat, cried loudly. Police found 130 bags of heroin in the car and took the child to the Connecticut Medical Center.
Police charged the suspect with illegal possession, risk of injury to a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree reckless endangerment. He is being held on $50,000 bail.
The New Britain police arrested a Connecticut state trooper after a domestic incident at his residence on June 24, according to an article in the Bristol Press.
The trooper posted bail and was released, although further details were not released. Authorities suspended the suspect's police powers. Spokespersons for the Connecticut State Police state the incident is being investigated internally.
The Bristol Police Department arrested a 45-year-old local man after he allegedly stole copper light fixtures at a park, according to a June 25 article in the Bristol Press. The suspect allegedly stole $33,000 worth of antique fixtures from Rockwell Park that had been installed in the 1960s.
Police began their investigation in April. None of the fixtures were recovered because they were sold and scrapped, according to police.
Roach Under the Sink
Hartford police arrested a 28-year-old New Britain man after he allegedly broke into a local home to steal copper piping on June 25, according to an article in the Hartford Courant.
The suspect allegedly broke into the home at 12:10 a.m. and cut a six-foot section of pipe with a hacksaw. Police found the suspect in the house hiding under a sink and arrested him after a brief struggle, the article stated. He was charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief, larceny, trespassing and interfering with an officer.