Recent Crime News
Friday Mar 27 | via The Hartford Courant
A 24-year-old man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for causing a crash that killed one of his passengers was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison on Thursday, according to the court clerk's office. Adam Lincoln, of South Windsor, was arrested in June and charged with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, second degree-assault, operating under the influence, traveling unreasonably fast and failure to maintain the proper lane. Comment?
Friday Mar 20 | via The Hartford Courant
Police are planning a stepped-up response to a long-time concentration of shoplifting and other thefts in the Buckland retail area. Police Chief Marc Montminy recently sent statistics on local larcenies to General Manager Scott Shanley in response to a question at a recent board of directors meeting about the percentage of all local thefts that occur in the retail hub centered on the Shoppes at Buckland Hills. Comment?
Friday Mar 20 | via Patch.com
Manchester police on Thursday charged a 30-year-old man "of no certain address" with stealing copper from St. Mary's Episcopal Church at 41 Park St. In January, water flowed into the church during services . after copper downspouts and flashing had been stolen from the roof, as NBC Connecticut reported. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 17 | via Patch.com
Manchester, Ct April 20th: The Manchester Public Library will present an ID Fraud and Scam Workshop, Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Michael Savenelli, of Savenelli Consulting Services, LLC, will be the presenter for this informative session. This event will take place at the Whiton Branch Library. Comment?
Monday Mar 16 | via Patch.com
A Manchester man is accused of charging a South Windsor resident a deposit for a home improvement job that was never done and he wasn't properly certified to do. South Windsor Police arrested Russell Burnett, 45, of Bigelow Street in Manchester, on March 12 on an arrest warrant. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 3 | via The Hartford Courant
The fraudulent activity known as the "IRS Scam" continues to be an issue nationwide and we are investigating a variation now using a Social Security reference. Recently two South Windsor residents received calls from a person claiming to be a Social Security Administration representative. Comment?
Feb 27, 2015 | via The Hartford Courant
A man pleaded guilty Thursday in a 2013 arson case that began with a search for cigarette butts and ended with the torching of a Manchester bar. Aaron Blow, who originally was charged with first-degree arson, pleaded guilty under the Alford doctrine to a reduced charge of second-degree arson, Hartford Superior Court officials said Friday. Comment?
Feb 25, 2015 | via WTNH
It is one of the fastest growing crime trends in Hartford: robberies, assaults, even homicide, all from deals gone bad through Craigslist. Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley says Hartford is now officially inviting the public to conduct Craigslist transactions in their parking lot. Comment?
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