Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Connecticut State Police to Promote Safe Driving for the Upcoming 4th of July Weekend


Connecticut State Troopers are ready to patrol in increased numbers to keep roads and highways safe for all travelers during the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend.

Traffic will be on the rise during the long weekend, as many people will be driving through and around the state of Connecticut for cookouts, beach outings and fireworks. State Police will participate in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) starting at midnight July 3rd and running through 11:59 p.m. July 5th.

Troopers will work to enhance safety and enforce laws across the state. Laser speed measuring units will be utilized to enforce speed on highways and secondary roads. Troopers will be strategically placed to reduce speeds on the highways and roadways during the holiday period.

In addition, Connecticut State Troopers will operate sobriety checkpoints in numerous locations in Connecticut. Sites for concentrated enforcement operations will be chosen where Troopers experience a high number of alcohol-involved crashes and incidents.

As a reminder, starting today, July 1, all Connecticut residents who have their license suspended after being charged with operating under the influence, will be required to install a breathalyzer on the ignition of their car. The breathalyzer, known as an ignition interlock device (IID), requires the driver to blow a breath sample into a tube in order for their car to start.

As always, the Connecticut State Police is doing everything possible to prevent accidents – especially fatal crashes – on Connecticut’s roads and highways. Troopers will utilize (as appropriatelaser units, and both marked and unmarked State Police patrol cars to enhance safety and to remove all drunk drivers from Connecticut’s roads.

“We ask all Connecticut residents to obey the rules of the road: Wear a seatbelt, keep both hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road, drive the speed limit and please be courteous to other drivers,” noted Dr. Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. “Your participation and cooperation matters.”

Colonel Brian Meraviglia, Commander of the Connecticut State Police, added: “Connecticut drivers can help State Troopers keep our highways safe by setting an example. Drive the speed limit, don’t drink alcohol and drive, and immediately report any suspected drunk drivers to police by calling 911, as this is a true emergency.”

If you plan to consume alcohol, always designate a driver so that this festive, enjoyable summer weekend does not turn into a tragedy. Never drink and drive.

During July 4th 2014 weekend, Connecticut State Police issued the following number of summons:  1,559 for speeding; 42 DUI; and 297 seatbelt arrests. State Police investigated 312 motor vehicle crashes, 47 with injury, but no fatal crashes. Troopers also issued 3,841 tickets for other hazardous moving violations.


Information provided by:

Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

School Bus Vs. Tree, Truck Vs. East Haddam Bridge, Burglary, Home Invasion, Trespassing, Vandalism, Criminal Mischief, Assault and Disorderly Conduct through 6-19-15


The East Haddam Police and the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester report the following incidents:


TRESPASSING, VANDALISM AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - On June 1 at approximately 9:26 a.m., East Haddam Police received a complaint from a contractor reporting interior damage to a vacant dwelling on Town Street. The case is under investigation, and anyone who may have seen anything suspicious is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabienikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013

FAILURE TO GRANT THE RIGHT-OF-WAY - On June 2 at approximately 6:03 p.m., Albert Hawkes, 19, of Rocky Ledge Drive, Clinton was stopped at the end of a driveway on Town Street in Moodus, operating a 2005 Ford Focus. Douglas Chapman, 51, of Old Hartford Road, Colchester was traveling southbound on Town Street, driving a 2012 Ford Fiesta, near the intersection of Joe Williams Road. Police said that as Chapman was approaching the private driveway, Hawkes began to pull out of the driveway, attempting to make a left turn, colliding with Chapman's vehicle. Upon impact, Hawkes' vehicle rotated in a clockwise manner, colliding with a mailbox. Chapman's vehicle's airbag deployed and he reportedly suffered minor injuries to his thumb and leg as a result of the accident. He was transported by East Haddam Ambulance to the Middlesex Medical Center in Marlborough for evaluation and treatment. Police found Hawkes to be at fault and issued him an infraction for Failure to Grant the Right-of-Way at a Private Driveway.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - On June 11 at approximately 1:05 a.m., Jayme Ficara, 23, of Neptune Avenue, Moodus was arrested and charged with the above violation, as a result of a domestic disturbance. Ficara was released on a $500 bond and scheduled to appear at New London Superior Court on 6/11/15.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - On June 11 at approximately 1:05 a.m., Dominique Gabree, 19, of Brindlewood Path, Colchester was arrested and charged with the above violation, as a result of a domestic disturbance. Gabree was released on a $500 bond and given a court date of 6/11/15 at New London Superior Court.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. TREE - On June 11 at approximately 9:44 a.m., Elizabeth Harvey, 31, of Benjamin Lane, East Haddam was traveling eastbound on Salem Road near the intersection of Haywardville Road in East Haddam, driving a 2006 Jeep Commande. Police said that Harvey's vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, subsequently striking a tree. Harvey reportedly sustained an injury to her arm and was transported by the East Haddam Ambulance to the Middlesex Medical Center in Marlborough for evaluation and treatment.

SCHOOL BUS VS. TREE - On June 12 at approximately 7:38 a.m., an East Haddam school bus impacted a tree on Clark Gates Road in Moodus. No injuries were reported by the operator of the bus or the children who were on the bus at the time. Amy Adams, 45, of Cherry Swamp Road, Moodus was issued a written warning for Unsafe Backing.

BURGLARY AND HOME INVASION - On June 13 at approximately 2:19 p.m., State Police responded to a Leesville Road, Moodus residence to investigate a report of a burglary that had occurred during the overnight hours. No injuries were reported, but police said that the victim was in the home at the time of the incident. Anyone with possible information is asked to contact Trooper Thomas Kelo at the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester at 860-465-5400ext.# 4009.

ASSAULT AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT - On June 15 at approximately 10:57 p.m., State Troopers from Troop K were dispatched to a Woodmont Circle residence in East Haddam to investigate a domestic violence incident. Cindy Corcoran, 42, of Woodmont Circle was subsequently arrested and charged with 3rd-Degree Assault and Disorderly Conduct. Corcoran was released on a $1,500 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 6/16/15.

TRESPASSING, VANDALISM AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - On June 16 at approximately 12:15 p.m., East Haddam Police received a complaint from the property manager of the Johnsonville properties on Johnsonville Road in Moodus. Several buildings were entered and property was destroyed. The incident is under investigation, and anyone who may have information that could help police solve this case is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabienikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS AND FAILURE TO DRIVE UPON THE RIGHT - On June 16 at approximately 10:10 p.m., State Police initiated a motor-vehicle stop on Eli Chapman Road in Moodus. Robert Slack, 54, of Clearview Road, Moodus was subsequently arrested and charged with the above violations. Slack was later released on a $500 bond and given a court date of 6/29/15 at Middletown Superior Court.

TWO-VEHICLE COLLISION - On June 18 at approximately 5:34 p.m., Jonathan Hall, 25, of Sheepskin Hollow Road, East Haddam was traveling westbound on Sheepskin Hollow Road in the area of Mount Parnassus Road, driving a 1998 Toyota 4-Runner. Michael Kerr, 50, of Sheepskin Hollow Road was traveling eastbound, operating a 1997 Chevy K-1500 pick-up truck. Police said that as the vehicles passed each other on the crest of a hill, their driver's side mirrors collided. Police said that Hall sustained minor injuries and reportedly transported himself to Middlesex Hospital for treatment. Kerr did not complain of any injuries at the scene.

TRUCK VS. EAST HADDAM SWING BRIDGE - On June 19 at approximately 2:40 p.m., a red pick-up truck towing a horse trailer and traveling westbound on Main Street in East Haddam ran through the red light at the swing bridge, impacting the mechanical gate (swing-arm), proceeded across the bridge and evaded the scene. The bridge was unable to be opened for approximately two and a half hours until repairs could be made, according to the bridge attendant. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have information that could help police with this investigation is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabienikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

An arrest or infraction does not indicate a conviction, and all individuals listed in these reports are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sexual Assault, Identity Theft, Burglary, Larceny, Unauthorized Debit Card Use, Breach of Peace and Criminal Mischief through 5-31-15


The East Haddam Police and the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester report the following incidents:

SEXUAL ASSAULT - On May 6 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Dillon Hibbert, 22, of Lakeshore Drive, East Haddam was arrested and charged with 2nd-Degree Sexual Assault, related to an incident that occurred on 4/4/15. Hibbert was released on a Written Promise to Appear and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 5/27/15.

EVADING RESPONSIBILITY, OPERATING WITHOUT A LICENSE, OPERATING AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ON A ROADWAY AND TRAVELING TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS - On May 7 at approximately 8:53 a.m., East Haddam Police were dispatched to a Falls Road residence for the report of a fence that had been impacted and damaged. Fenders from an all-terrain vehicle had been discovered at the scene. Police conducted an investigation and issued a juvenile summons for the above violations to a 16-year-old East Haddam resident believed to be the operator of the ATV at the time of the incident.

BREACH OF PEACE - On May 10 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Jayme Ficara, 23, of Neptune Avenue, Moodus was arrested and charged with the above violation. Ficara was released on a $500 bond and scheduled to appear at Norwich Superior Court on 5/21/15.

PROPERTY DAMAGE - On May 11 at approximately 11:09 a.m., the owner of Village Pizza, located on Falls Road in Moodus, reported damage to a fence that is located on the north side of the property. The incident is believed to have occurred on or about Wednesday, May 6th. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have related information is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabienikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

PROPERTY DAMAGE - On May 11 at approximately 4:12 p.m., East Haddam Police received a complaint from an employee of the East Haddam Fish & Game Club. It was reported that (8) gates that are located on Geoffrey Road in East Haddam were damaged.  Anyone who may have information that could help police with this investigation is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabienikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

BREACH OF PEACE, ASSAULT AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF - On May 13 at approximately 9:46 p.m., Shane Lonergan, 30, of East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike, East Haddam was arrested and charged with Breach of Peace, 3rd-Degree Assault and 2nd-Degree Criminal Mischief. Lonergan was released on a $5,000 bond and given a court date of 5/26/15 at Middletown Superior Court.

FAILURE TO DRIVE A REASONABLE DISTANCE APART - On May 15 at approximately 8:26 a.m., Colchester Police were dispatched to a two-car crash at the intersection of Route 149 and Loomis Road in Colchester. John Muscarella, 53, of Middletown Road, Colchester (operating a 2004 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck) and Lynn McHugh, 60, of Acorn Drive, East Haddam (driving a 2012 Subaru Legacy) were involved, although no injuries were reported. Police found Muscarella to be at fault and issued an infraction for Failure to Drive a Reasonable Distance Apart.

IDENTITY THEFT - On May 18 at approximately 10:44 a.m., East Haddam Police received a report regarding a fraudulent tax return that had been submitted in the name of a Parker Road, East Haddam resident. The case is under investigation.

UNAUTHORIZED DEBIT CARD CHARGES - On May 20 at approximately 4:05 p.m., State Police from Troop K began an investigation after a customer mistakenly left a (tan) coach wallet in a grocery carriage at the Grist Mill Market on Falls Road in Moodus on Monday, May 18th at approximately 6:00 p.m. Unauthorized charges had reportedly been made on a debit card that had been inside the wallet. Police are asking anyone with possible information to call Troop K at 860-465-5400 and reference case # 1500-292522.

BURGLARY - On May 21 at sometime during the early morning hours, a home on Hopyard Road in East Haddam was illegally entered. The case is under investigation and police are asking anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious to contact Corporal Karl Karabeinikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

LARCENY - On May 22 at approximately 3:41 p.m., a resident of Triangle Drive in Moodus reported the theft of a bongo drum and jewelry. The case is under investigation, and anyone who may have information is asked to contact Corporal Karl Karabienikoff at the East Haddam Resident Troopers' Office at 860-891-8201. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may leave a voice-mail on the (confidential) Crime Tip Line at 860-873-5013.

LARCENY - On May 29 at approximately 2:02 p.m., East Haddam Police received a complaint from a contractor who had been working at a home on Neptune Avenue in Moodus, reporting items that were missing from the residence. The case remains under investigation.

BURGLARY AND LARCENY - On May 30 at approximately 2:20 p.m., State Police were dispatched to a home on Creek Row in East Haddam to investigate the theft of a chainsaw. The chainsaw has since been located, and police said that an arrest warrant for the suspect is pending.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - On May 30 at approximately 3:18 p.m., Alexandra Ruiz, 22, of Stocking Lot Road, East Haddam was arrested and charged with the above violation. Ruiz was later released on a $500 bond and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 6/1/15.

An arrest or infraction does not indicate a conviction, and all individuals listed in these reports are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.



Friday, May 22, 2015

State Police Prepare for Memorial Day, Summer Traffic Enforcement


Connecticut State Police are preparing for increased traffic during this Memorial Day weekend and for summer 2015 celebrations and vacations.

State Troopers ask all drivers to utilize courteous driving skills, plan for traffic delays and make safety their top priority whenever they get behind the wheel.  These actions will ensure safe travel to and from destinations.

Some safety tips – and laws – to remember:  BUCKLE UP, OBEY SPEED LIMITS, DON’T FOLLOW TOO CLOSE, REMOVE DISTRACTIONS WHILE DRIVING, STAY OFF THE CELLPHONE, and NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE.

“Connecticut drivers are asked to serve as an example for others by obeying all traffic laws. Together, State Police and state residents can keep Connecticut’s roadways safe for all,” said Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

During Memorial Day Weekend 2015, motorists should be aware that Connecticut State Police Troopers will employ all methods of enforcement to increase highway safety. State Troopers will utilize laser units for speed enforcement, as well as marked & unmarked, non-traditional police vehicles to patrol our highways and roadways.  The State Police Aviation Unit can provide an eye from the sky when they patrol travel roads across the state.

State Police Colonel Brian Meraviglia noted, “Good driving skills are essential to avoiding tragedies on Connecticut’s highways. The enforcement efforts of our Troopers – along with drivers who follow state law – are vital to maintaining danger-free roads for drivers and passengers.”

As part of its efforts, the Connecticut State Police will participate in the National C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) program over this Memorial Day Weekend. The goal of this operation is to join State Police Agencies across the country to enhance safety in all states. Motorists are reminded to expect heavy traffic, exercise caution and allow extra time to reach their destination.

The Operation C.A.R.E. holiday weekend will begin on FridayMay 22, 2015, and will continue until midnight Monday, May 25, 2015 Connecticut State Troopers are joining all State Police agencies across the country, concentrating on enforcement of DUI and safety belt laws during the entire holiday weekend.

During Memorial Day Weekend of 2014Connecticut State Police arrested 54 drunk drivers, charged 1,248 motorists with speeding954 with seatbelt violations and 4,142 with Hazardous Moving Violations. In addition, Troopers investigated 301 motor vehicle accidents, 54 of those with injury. No fatalities were reported by State Police.
      
For Memorial Day Weekend 2015, Troopers will concentrate enforcement on all hazardous moving violations, seatbelt use and illegal cell phone use. Sobriety checkpoints will be set up at several locations throughout the state over the holiday weekend. 

A reminder to obey all traffic lawspay attention to your speed and if you plan to drink, please designate a driver. If you see a suspected drunk driver report it immediately by calling 911, as this is a true emergency.


Connecticut State Police, Troop K holiday weekend checkpoint locations:

Friday 5-22-15: Roving Patrols - Route 2, 6, 11, 32, 66, 82, 85, 87, 149, 203, 207, 316 and 354 in the towns of Andover, Bolton, Bozrah, Colchester, Columbia, East Haddam, Franklin, Hebron, Marlborough, Salem, and Windham. 

Saturday 5-23-15: Roving Patrols - Route 2, 6, 11, 32, 66, 82, 85, 87, 149, 203, 207, 316 and 354 in the towns of Andover, Bolton, Bozrah, Colchester, Columbia, East Haddam, Franklin, Hebron, Marlborough, Salem, and Windham. 

Sunday 5-24-15: Roving Patrols - Route 2, 6, 11, 32, 66, 82, 85, 87, 149, 203, 207, 316 and 354 in the towns of Andover, Bolton, Bozrah, Colchester, Columbia, East Haddam, Franklin, Hebron, Marlborough, Salem, and Windham. 

Monday 5-25-15: Roving Patrols - Route 2, 6, 11, 32, 66, 82, 85, 87, 149, 203, 207, 316 and 354 in the towns of Andover, Bolton, Bozrah, Colchester, Columbia, East Haddam, Franklin, Hebron, Marlborough, Salem, and Windham.


*Information provided by:

The Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection
Connecticut State Police, Public Information Office


* 5-26-15 Update:

CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ENFORCEMENT FINAL STATISTICS:

Troopers patrolled the highways and roads in Connecticut over this 2015 Memorial Day weekend.  During this enforcement operation troopers utilized both traditional and non-traditional patrol cars.  The enforcement project started at 12:01 a.m. on 5/22/15 and ran through 11:59 p.m. on 5/25/15.  

Troopers focused on drunken driving violations, aggressive drivers, distracted drivers and speeding.

Sobriety checkpoints and targeted DUI patrols were in place over the entire weekend. 

The final statistics are as follows:

SPEEDING:  1254

SEATBELT:  1454

OTHER HAZARDOUS MOVING VIOLATIONS:    549 

(to include unsafe lane change, Following Too Closely, Cell Phone, Texting, etc.) 

DUI ARRESTS:   57

ACCIDENTS 

Investigated:   285 

With injury:     49    

Fatal:              2





Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Violation of a Protective Order, DUI, Online Fraud, Breach of Peace, Motor-Vehicle Vs. Tree, Disorderly Conduct and Evading the Scene of an Accident through 5-5-15


The East Haddam Police and the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester report the following incidents:

EVADING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT - On April 16 at approximately 1:33 p.m., a resident of Ballahack Road # 2 in East Haddam contacted Troop K to report that a truck with a boom had impacted some overhead wires on the roadway. The complainant said that the operator of the 2003 Kenworth T-800 got onto the boom, untangled the wires and then left the scene. The incident caused phone and cable wires to hang over and onto the roadway, and the road had to be closed for a period of time. Based on a photo taken by the witness, police were later able to locate the truck on Lakeside Drive in East Haddam. The operator of the truck, Leo Valiquette, Jr., 56, of Arlington Street, Meriden was issued a misdemeanor summons for Evading Responsibility/Property Damage and is scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 5/27/15.

FAILURE TO GRANT THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AT AN INTERSECTION - On April 22 at approximately 5:18 p.m., Patricia Hawthorne, 47, of Hadlyme was traveling southbound on Route 82 near Ray Hill Road in East Haddam, operating a 2014 Toyota Camry. Tadria Ciaglo, 58, of Castle Heights, Deep River was traveling northbound on Route 82, driving a 2011 Toyota Camry. Police said that as Ciaglo attempted to turn left to merge onto Ray Hill Road, the vehicles collided head-on. No injuries were reported. Police found Ciaglo to be at fault and issued her an infraction for Failure to Grant the Right-of-Way at an Intersection.

MOTOR-VEHICLE VS. TREE - On April 22 at approximately 6:06 p.m., Justin Goodreau, 26, of Waterhole Road, East Hampton was traveling northbound on Tater Hill Road, in the area of Clark Hill Road in East Haddam, operating a 1995 Toyota Celica. Police said that Goodreau's front tire blew out, causing him to lose control of his vehicle. The vehicle reportedly veered across the roadway into the southbound lane of travel and collided with a berm. This caused the vehicle to begin to roll over, subsequently colliding with a tree along the roadside. Police said that Goodreau appeared to have minor injuries, but he refused medical attention on the scene. The vehicle's airbag had deployed, and the car had to be towed from the scene due to disabling damages.

VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER - On April 23 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Marc Grandmaison, 42, of Woodmont Circle, East Haddam turned himself in to Troop K based on an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Grandmaison was released on a Written Promise to Appear and was scheduled to appear on the same day at Middletown Superior Court.

OPERATING A MOTOR-VEHICLE WITHOUT INSURANCE, OPERATING WITH A DEFECTIVE WINDSHIELD AND OPERATING AN UNREGISTERED MOTOR-VEHICLE - On April 24 at approximately 7:10 a.m., John Pollard, 55, of  Falls Road, Moodus was issued a summons for the above violations by East Hampton Police. Pollard was scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 5/6/15.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS, MAKING A RESTRICTED TURN, FAILURE TO SIGNAL AND EVADING RESPONSIBILITY - On April 28 at approximately 7:55 a.m., Paul Ferrero, 21, of Sheepskin Hollow Road, East Haddam was arrested by Bristol Police and charged with the above violations. Ferrero was released on a $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear at Bristol Superior Court on 5/6/15.

FAILURE TO HAVE HEADLAMPS ILLUMINATED - On April 29 at approximately 1:02 a.m., Clifford Petrizzo, 26, of Petticoat Lane, East Haddam was issued an infraction by East Hampton Police for having a non-functional headlight.

ONLINE FRAUD - On April 29 at approximately 3:27 p.m., East Haddam Police received a complaint from a Lakeshore Drive, East Haddam resident, reporting a fraudulent charge to their online banking account. The case is under investigation.

BREACH OF PEACE - On May 1 at approximately 3:26 p.m., Donna Acquaro, 49, of Petticoat Lane, East Haddam was arrested and charged with Breach of Peace. Acquaro was released on a $500 bond and given a court date of 5/4/15 at Middletown Superior Court.

OPERATING AN UNREGISTERED MOTOR-VEHICLE - On May 5 at approximately 7:51 a.m., Jeremy Bond, 32, of Leesville Road, Moodus was issued an infraction by East Hampton Police for the above violation.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - On May 5 at approximately 1:16 p.m., Michael Mottolo, 37, of Trowbridge Road, East Haddam was arrested and charged with the above violation. Mottolo was released on a Written Promise to Appear and scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on 5/6/15.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT - On May 5 at approximately 1:20 p.m., Samantha Mottolo, 27, of Trowbridge Road, East Haddam was arrested and charged with the above violation. Mottolo was released on a Written Promise to Appear and given a court date of 5/6/15 at Middletown Superior Court.

An arrest or infraction does not indicate a conviction, and all individuals listed in these reports are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Connecticut State Troopers Win First Place for Best Uniform


On May 3, 2015 Connecticut State Troopers participated in the 2015 Aquidneck Island National Police Parade in Newport, RI.  This year’s parade honored all law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty during 2014. 
  
The parade draws tens of thousands of people who watch as thousands of Law Enforcement Officers march by.


The Connecticut State Police Honor Guard, State Troopers, a K9 team, motorcycle unit and antique Connecticut State Police cruisers all participated in this year’s parade.

As the multiple law enforcement agencies marched by they were evaluated on various aspects including their dress uniform. 


Connecticut State Troopers proudly won 1st Place for Best Uniform.



Information & photos provided by:

Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Woman's Body Discovered at the Moodus Reservoir


Environmental Conservation Officers (EnCon) from the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Connecticut State Police from Troop K in Colchester were dispatched to the upper Moodus Reservoir in East Haddam on Thursday afternoon, after receiving a report of a body in the water.

Police and other emergency personnel responded to the area of the East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike and Beebe Road.

A resident who had been walking along the shoreline had reportedly seen an empty kayak in the water, and had subsequently discovered the body in the area after attempting to retrieve the boat.


After a thorough investigation, EnCon Police have determined that the woman who had been found in the lake, Louise Coulombe, 55, of Westchester Hills, Colchester, CT had been the victim of an untimely death.