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Man Charged In Meriden Library Threatening Incident
MERIDEN, CT - A man is facing charges of threatening and carrying a knife after an incident at the library, the Meriden Record-Journal reported. John Olson, 20, was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon and breach of peace.
Dining listings for the Dec. 14 edition
VETERANS APPRECIATION DINNER. 4 to 7 p.m. at the Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669, 114 Main St. Free to military members and veterans, $10 plus service fee for immediate family members, and $15 plus service fee for all other guests. Appetizers, buffet dinner, and dessert. Reserve tickets by Jan. 19.
$10K Lottery Winner Sold In Meriden
MERIDEN, CT — A Stratford resident recently won more than $10,000 while playing Keno, according to the Connecticut Lottery. Gail Boatwright won $10,009 on a Keno ticket that was sold at A & S Quik-Pik Inc in Meriden on Dec. 7.
Meriden Man Arrested For DUI At McDonald's Drive-Through
MERIDEN, CT - A local man faces charges after he pulled into a Wallingford McDonald's drive-through while intoxicated Saturday night, according to the Meriden Record-Journal. Erik Gonzalez, 39, was charged with driving under the influence and drinking while driving.
Route 15 Accident In Meriden Leaves 3 Injured
MERIDEN, CT - A Tuesday night three-car crash left three people injured, the Meriden Record-Journal reported. Crews responded to the 6:15 p.m. crash and two lanes were closed. The lane closures resulted in moderate traffic delays.
State picks nine new marijuana dispensaries
HARTFORD — The state Department of Consumer Protection on Tuesday announced the approval of nine new dispensary locations in a virtual doubling of the medical marijuana program, including Stamford, Westport, Meriden and New Haven, to serve the nearly 30,450 patients.
Motorcycle operator dies after crash in Meriden
MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) -- A 53-year-old man has died following a crash in Meriden on Sunday. Police said a motorcycle and an SUV collided in the area of Hubbard Park, just after 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Silver Alert issued for 5-year-old from Meriden
MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) - State police posted a Silver Alert for a missing 5-year-old boy from Meriden. According to troopers, Alex Carabetta is believed to be with his mother, Heather Carabetta.
Meriden Police Field Gunshot Reports
MERIDEN, CT - Police are investigating following gunshot reports Saturday night and early Sunday, the Meriden Record-Journal reported. One report was made Saturday at 9:50 p.m. for Lewis Avenue and Chamberlain Highway.
Meriden PD confirms overnight shooting; unknown injuries
MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Public information officer, Sgt. Christopher Fry, confirmed with News 8 that late last night a shooting took place in Meriden. The shooting is reported to have happened in the vicinity of Nutmeg Drive around 10 PM Saturday night.
New Britain man charged in connection with sexual assault on children
NEW BRITAIN — Police arrested a man in connection with two sexual assault cases involving children on Monday. Police said they arrested Pedro Torres, 57, of New Britain, on charges related to two separate sexual assault complaints. One incident was from July of 2018 and the second incident stems fro
Man killed after motorcycle crashed into SUV in Meriden
MERIDEN — 53-year-old Leopold Dishereits was killed after a crash in the Hubbard Park area over the weekend. The crash happened around 5:15 p.m., and police were called to West Main Street. There,they found Dishereits laying facedown in the road. Two off-duty nurses were attending to him, according
A call for return of neighborhood police officers in Meriden after 'uptick' in crime
Between Friday and Sunday night, Meriden police responded to a stabbing and began investigations into four separate shooting incidents in the city — an “uptick” in crime, according to a concerned neighborhood leader calling for the return of community policing.
Man Stole Mercedes, Newport Cigarettes: Middletown PD
MIDDLETOWN, CT — A Middletown man was arrested after he stole a pack of cigarettes and fled in a stolen vehicle, according to police. Officers were told that Greg Overton, 44, stole a pack of Newports from the Washington Street Sunoco station Dec. 9 and left in a 2012 Mercedes-Benz . The vehicle was
2nd Arrest Made In Southington Cough Medicine Fraud Case
SOUTHINGTON, CT — A second arrest has been made in a prescription fraud case out of Southington, police said. On Dec. 5, Westly Valentin, 23, of New Britain, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with second-degree forgery, conspiracy to commit second-degree forgery and conspiracy to il
Meriden residents speak out on recent violence
MERIDEN -- A budget referendum in Meriden in September led to the tanking of a police program, the Neighborhood Initiative Unit, which had previously placed officers in residential neighborhoods.
Man Broke Into Ex-Girlfriend's Home, Stalked Her: Hamden Police
HAMDEN, CT — A West Haven man is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home in Hamden while she was putting up a Christmas tree with her children and later stalking her, according to police. He was also charged with violating a protective order. Hamden Police responded to a Franklin Road resi
Documents shed light on Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza's tortured mind
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting.
Lane reopens following I-84 crash in Southington
SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) - Several vehicles were involved in a crash that's slowing traffic on Interstate 84 east in Southington. However, state police report that the highway was cleared shortly after 8 a.m.
Silver Alert issued for elderly Hartford woman with Alzheimer's
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - A Silver Alert has been issued for an elderly woman missing from Hartford late Sunday afternoon. According to officials, 84-year-old Christina Garcia has been reported as missing.