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Recent Crime News
Tuesday Jan 20 | via The Hartford Courant
A Middletown man is facing charges of breach of peace and failure to submit to fingerprinting after police said he urinated in front of a Main Street restaurant Saturday. Joseph Duncan, 59, of Middletown has been arrested 96 times, according to police, and is a convicted felon with numerous charges of failure to appear for court dates on his record. Comment?
Sunday Jan 18 | via MassLive.com
A police brutality case leveled in federal court by a Connecticut man who says police choked and beat him in front of dozens of bystanders in the city's entertainment district is scheduled for trial on Feb. 23. Michael Ververis , 26, a FedEx driver from Middletown, Conn., says he was unfairly targeted by police as he was driving out of the city with two friends after the bars closed one night in 2011. Police reported that Ververis had been disorderly, resisted arrest and grabbed for an officer's gun during the confrontation just after 2 a.m. on Jan. 9. In the report, however, they failed to document that they grabbed a bystander's cell phone after spotting her apparently taking video of Ververis' arrest. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 13 | via The Hartford Courant
A judge granted bail Tuesday for a reputed mob bookmaker who had a stun gun and a cattle prod when he was charged last week with burning down a Middletown restaurant in an insurance fraud. Federal prosecutors insisted that, as a condition of his release, John Barile of East Hartford be prohibited from possessing "a TASER, stun gun or any personal defense devices that can send an electric volt" and U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Martinez agreed. Comment?
Dec 27, 2014 | via Boston Herald
A man hired a crane to lift him up to his girlfriend's bedroom window so he could propose to her in the central Dutch town of IJsselstein. But the crane fell over and destroyed the house. Comment?
Dec 22, 2014 | via Patch.com
North Haven police said in a press release that a Middletown resident became a victim in the scam in which a Craigslist post advertised automotive bodywork services for cash. Police said the victim called the advertised phone number and was instructed to meet in a commercial parking lot in North Haven. Comment?
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