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Drunk, Machete-Carrying Driver Among Duo Nabbed In Tolland County Traffic Stop, Police Say Drunk, Machete-Carrying Driver Among Duo Nabbed In Tolland County Traffic Stop, Police Say
Drunk, Machete-Carrying Driver Among Duo Nabbed In Tolland County Traffic Stop, Police Say A suspected drunk driver was among two men reportedly carrying machetes who were arrested following a highway traffic stop in Connecticut, police said. Connecticut State Police said parkgoers in Tolland County called 911 at around 3 p.m. Monday, July 15, about two men seen carrying machetes and stumbling in a wooded area in Columbia, near Recreation Fields on Hennequin Road. The men then drove off and witnesses provided troopers with a description of their vehicle. Police spotted them a short time later allegedly driving recklessly on Middletown Road (Route 66) and pulled them over. Durin…
Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In CT, Police Say Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In CT, Police Say
Man Driving Without Tire Nabbed For Drunk Driving In CT, Police Say A Fairfield County man was nabbed for alleged drunk driving after he was stopped for driving without a tire, with his hazard lights on. Stamford resident Edvin Palma, age 48, was charged on Sunday, June 9, on Noroton Avenue in Darien. According to Sgt. Mauricio Vigil of the Darien Police patrol officers spotted Palma driving a Honda Pilot northbound on Noroton Avenue with hazard lights on and emitting a loud thumping noise. During a traffic stop, the Pilot was found with extensive damage, including a missing front tire and a heavily damaged front rim, Vigil said. Palma also had&n…
Arrest Made In Trooper's Hit-Run Death In Southington Arrest Made In Trooper's Hit-Run Death In Southington
Arrest Made In Trooper's Hit-Run Death In Southington A 44-year-old Connecticut man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of Trooper Aaron Pelletier, who was killed while making a traffic stop. Related: New Update: Trooper ID’d As Victim In Southington I-84 Crash The incident occurred in Hartford County around 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, on I-84 in Southington. According to the Connecticut State Police, Alex Oyola-Sanchez, age 44, of Hartford, was charged with manslaughter/motor vehicle, among other charges, moments after the fatal crash when his vehicle sustained a tire failure on I-84 in Farmington. He is being held on a $5 mill…
39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries 39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries
39-Year-Old Hits CT State Police Cruiser, Flips On I-84, Causing Injuries A Connecticut man allegedly crashed into a state police cruiser during a traffic stop on I-84, causing injuries. The New Haven County crash happened on Friday, May 17 in the town of Middlebury. According to Connecticut State Police, a trooper had pulled over a Hyundai at around 11:15 p.m. on the right shoulder of I-84 East just past the South Street Bridge overpass. While the car had its emergency lights on, a 39-year-old man driving a Toyota RAV4 on I-84 crashed into the driver’s side of the police car. He then reportedly hit the rear end of the Hyundai before flipping on its roof an…
CT Woman Caught With Narcotics In Car Door Handle After Driving Erratically: Police CT Woman Caught With Narcotics In Car Door Handle After Driving Erratically: Police
CT Woman Caught With Narcotics In Car Door Handle After Driving Erratically: Police A Connecticut woman faces narcotics charges after authorities discovered drugs in her car during a traffic stop in New London County, police said.  The arrest resulted from an incident that happened on Thursday, July 6 just before 4:30 p.m., when a state trooper stationed on River Road in Lisbon saw a car failing to maintain its lane while driving north, according to state police.  The trooper then pulled the vehicle over on School Street in Griswold and saw several indicators of criminal activity happening on the car's passenger side, police said.  After this, the trooper t…
Waterbury Police Officer Fired For 'Unacceptable' Conduct Waterbury Police Officer Fired For 'Unacceptable' Conduct
Waterbury Police Officer Fired For 'Unacceptable' Conduct A Connecticut police officer was fired for "unacceptable" conduct during a traffic stop while he was directing traffic. The incident took place in New Haven County in Waterbury on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the intersection of Thomaston Avenue and Homer Street. During the stop, Officer James Hinkle was directing traffic due to a mechanical failure of the traffic lights at the intersection, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. While directing traffic, a vehicle proceeded through the intersection. Hinkle provided commands to the vehicle to stop and struck the driver's side of the vehicle…
Driver Found To Have Active Warrant During Traffic Stop In CT, Police Say Driver Found To Have Active Warrant During Traffic Stop In CT, Police Say
Driver Found To Have Active Warrant During Traffic Stop In CT, Police Say A Fairfield County man was found to have an active court-issued warrant during a traffic stop last week, police reported. An officer saw a vehicle traveling west on Post Road in Darien without a front license plate at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Darien Police Department said. Police said the driver, identified as 41-year-old Gerardo Prisco-Garcia, of Norwalk, was found to have a warrant related to an incident out of Norwalk. He was processed for a charge of second-degree failure to appear and released on 10 percent of his $15,000 bond, authorities reported. Prisco-Garcia is due…
Erratic Driving Traffic Stop In Enfield Leads To Discovery Of Stolen Handgun, Police Say Erratic Driving Traffic Stop In Enfield Leads To Discovery Of Stolen Handgun, Police Say
Erratic Driving Traffic Stop In Enfield Leads To Discovery Of Stolen Handgun, Police Say A 51-year-old man is facing charges after police said he was found in possession of a stolen handgun during a traffic stop in Connecticut. Troopers in Hartford County received a report of an erratic vehicle on I-91 southbound near Exit 46 in Enfield at about 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, according to Connecticut State Police. Police were told that the vehicle traveled off the Exit 44 ramp and stopped on the right shoulder, according to the report. Responding troopers requested the driver's license and other motor vehicle information, and the driver refused to provide it, police said.  …
CT Police Sgt. Fired For Off-Duty Traffic Stop In Which She Allegedly Harassed Woman CT Police Sgt. Fired For Off-Duty Traffic Stop In Which She Allegedly Harassed Woman
CT Police Sgt. Fired For Off-Duty Traffic Stop In Which She Allegedly Harassed Woman A Connecticut police sergeant has been fired from her job after allegedly making a traffic stop while off-duty in a road-rage type of incident. New Haven Police Chief Karl Jacobson recommended on Friday, Aug. 26, the termination of Sgt. Shayna Kendall after an internal affairs investigation was completed and was found to have violated numerous department policies.  The investigation was reviewed by the Civilian Review Board who agreed with Jacobson’s recommendation and it ultimately went in front of the Board of Police Commissioners on Thursday, Aug. 25, who voted to terminate Kendall.…
More Than 600 Bags Of Heroin Seized During Enfield Traffic Stop More Than 600 Bags Of Heroin Seized During Enfield Traffic Stop
More Than 600 Bags Of Heroin Seized During Enfield Traffic Stop A traffic stop in Connecticut led to the discovery of more than 600 bags of heroin. Officers in Hartford County reported that the drugs were discovered overnight between Sunday, June 26, and Monday, June 27 in the town of Enfield, near the Massachusetts border. The Enfield Police Department said in addition to the heroin, officers also discovered six grams of cocaine and $2,000 during the traffic stop. "Kudos to the midnight shift for getting these dangerous drugs off our streets," the police department said.
Police: Man Caught With Cocaine After Being Pulled Over In Connecticut Police: Man Caught With Cocaine After Being Pulled Over In Connecticut
Police: Man Caught With Cocaine After Being Pulled Over In Connecticut A Northern Westchester man was charged after police said he was found in possession of cocaine during a traffic stop in Connecticut. An officer in Fairfield County pulled a vehicle over on New Norwalk Road in New Canaan after seeing that the driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt at about 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, according to the New Canaan Police Department. During the traffic stop, police found that the driver, identified as 36-year-old Liandro Cardenas Avalos, of Pound Ridge, was in possession of cocaine, authorities said.  He was arrested and charged with possession of …
Man From Region Charged After Police Discover Loaded Firearm In Fanny Pack Man From Region Charged After Police Discover Loaded Firearm In Fanny Pack
Man From Region Charged After Police Discover Loaded Firearm In Fanny Pack A Western Mass man has been charged after police discovered a loaded large-capacity firearm in a fanny pack during a traffic stop. Hampden County resident Anthony Gonzalez, age 19, of Springfield, was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 23, by Springfield Police during a traffic stop. According to Ryan Walsh, spokesman for the Springfield Police, Gonzalez was arrested after detectives received information that he was in possession of a firearm.  The weapon seized.Springfield Police Department  Detectives located a car Gonzalez was traveling in and conducted a traffic stop on the 400 block of Bay …
Wanted Man Nabbed With Firearms After BMW Stopped In Region Wanted Man Nabbed With Firearms After BMW Stopped In Region
Wanted Man Nabbed With Firearms After BMW Stopped In Region A routine traffic stop for a driver with expired license plates in a BMW led to the arrest of a wanted man in Western Massachusetts, state police announced. Shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, troopers on patrol in Hampden County were on patrol on Route 91 in Springfield when they spotted a gray BMW X3 with expired license plates, prompting a traffic stop. During the subsequent stop, police said that the driver, Chicopee resident James Douchette, age 42, informed troopers that he did not have a license when asked for one, and it was confirmed that his license was suspended. According …
Driver Jumps Out Of Stolen Car, Causing Crash In Region, Police Say Driver Jumps Out Of Stolen Car, Causing Crash In Region, Police Say
Driver Jumps Out Of Stolen Car, Causing Crash In Region, Police Say A man driving an alleged stolen vehicle in Western Massachusetts jumped out of the still-moving car when police attempted a traffic stop. The incident took place on Saturday, Jan. 15, when Springfield Police located a stolen vehicle on Bicentennial Highway. According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, officers located the stolen vehicle driving near Bicentennial Highway and attempted a traffic stop.  During the stop, the driver jumped out of the still-moving vehicle, causing the car to crash, police said. A 17-year-old passenger stayed in the vehicle. A search for the dri…
Man With Invalid Plate Nabbed With Illegal Firearm In Region, Police Say Man With Invalid Plate Nabbed With Illegal Firearm In Region, Police Say
Man With Invalid Plate Nabbed With Illegal Firearm In Region, Police Say A man is facing charges after police said a traffic stop led to the discovery of a firearm and ammunition in Western Massachusetts. Troopers were patrolling Route 91 in Springfield at about midnight on Thursday, Dec. 23, when they saw a black BMW sedan near Exit 8 with a Vermont paper temporary license plate that wasn't valid, according to Massachusetts State Police. The troopers pulled the BMW over after exiting Route 91 and turning onto Noble Street, police said. The driver, identified as 32-year-old Fatiah Garland, of Springfield, exited the BMW because it was going to be towed fro…
Duo Nabbed For Armed Robbery In Region Duo Nabbed For Armed Robbery In Region
Duo Nabbed For Armed Robbery In Region Two Western Massachusetts men were arrested after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint at an area car wash. The incident took place in Hampden County around 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, when Springfield Police responded to a car wash on the 1300 block of Boston Road for a report of a disturbance.  A man at the car wash told officers he was the victim of an armed robbery where his phone was stolen and a firearm was shown by two suspects, police said.    The victim was not injured. While speaking with the victim, officers spotted the suspect's vehicle leaving and conducted a…
Two Charged After Large-Capacity Firearm Seized In Western Mass Two Charged After Large-Capacity Firearm Seized In Western Mass
Two Charged After Large-Capacity Firearm Seized In Western Mass Two Western Mass men were arrested after police seized a large-capacity firearm during a traffic stop. Hampden County residents Jalen Ramos, age 21, of West Springfield, and Jomar Esteras, age 21, of Springfield were both arrested at about 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, according to the Springfield Police Department.  Investigators had been conducting an investigation with Ramos as the suspect for weeks, police said.  Officers located Ramos on Saturday and conducted a traffic stop he was riding in stopped at a gas station at the intersection of Bay Street and Berkshire Avenue. Auth…
Three People, Including Juvenile, Nabbed On Gun Charges During Western Mass Stop, Police Say Three People, Including Juvenile, Nabbed On Gun Charges During Western Mass Stop, Police Say
Three People, Including Juvenile, Nabbed On Gun Charges During Western Mass Stop, Police Say Three Western Massachusetts residents, including a juvenile, have been arrested on gun charges after police allegedly found a firearm, stun gun, and shell casings during a traffic stop. The incident took place around 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 30, when an alert was sent to officers of a suspect vehicle heading east on Boston Road, in Springfield. During the stop, officers immediately spotted a firearm, which later determined to be a BB gun, on the car's floor, said Ryan Walsh, spokesman for the Springfield Police. A further search of the vehicle turned up a loaded high capacity firearm, a …
Police Seize Narcotics After Enfield Traffic Stop Police Seize Narcotics After Enfield Traffic Stop
Police Seize Narcotics After Enfield Traffic Stop Police in Connecticut seized a host of drugs after stopping a driver for blowing through a stop sign over the weekend. Officers from the Enfield Police Department stopped a motorist - whose name has not been released - overnight on Friday, June 4, after being caught failing to stop at a stop sign. During the subsequent traffic stop, it was determined that the driver was in possession of illegal drugs. Investigators seized: Over 17.1 grams of THC “dabs;” Methamphetamine pills; Hallucinogenic mushrooms; Crystal meth; Ecstasy; LSD; Marijuana. The drugs were packaged for individual sale, w…
Man, Woman Nabbed With 1,000-Plus Packets Of Heroin In Western Mass Traffic Stop, Police Say Man, Woman Nabbed With 1,000-Plus Packets Of Heroin In Western Mass Traffic Stop, Police Say
Man, Woman Nabbed With 1,000-Plus Packets Of Heroin In Western Mass Traffic Stop, Police Say A man and woman were busted for allegedly trafficking drugs following a routine traffic stop in Western Massachusetts that resulted in the discovery of more than 1,000 packets of heroin, according to authorities. The arrests took place around 12:20 a.m. on Friday, May 7, when Trooper Tyler Hersom was on patrol on Route 91 in Whatley, said the Massachusetts State Police. While traveling northbound, Hersom’s attention was drawn to a blue Chevy Equinox veering in and out of its lane. It was then that Hersom initiated a traffic stop, according to police. During the stop, Hersom noticed the pas…
Police Seize Thousands Of Bags Of Heroin, $16K In Cash, Rifles In Western Mass Bust Police Seize Thousands Of Bags Of Heroin, $16K In Cash, Rifles In Western Mass Bust
Police Seize Thousands Of Bags Of Heroin, $16K In Cash, Rifles In Western Mass Bust Two men are facing charges in Western Massachusetts after being busted with drugs and illegal weapons following an investigation into heroin distribution, police said. Springfield Police Narcotics detectives were conducting a heroin distribution investigation on Wednesday, April 14 when they saw a suspect, Jeffrey Cipriani, leave his area home, where he was followed to the residence of the investigation’s target, Efrain Morales Jr., in Feeding Hills. According to police, the two met in an open garage while counting heroin half-packs (50 bags) that Cipriani took with him as he left the home…
Wanted CT Man Nabbed Following Wild Pursuit, Police Say Wanted CT Man Nabbed Following Wild Pursuit, Police Say
Wanted CT Man Nabbed Following Wild Pursuit, Police Say Police in Connecticut eventually caught-up to a wanted motorist after the man’s getaway vehicle suffered a flat tire. The incident began just after 11:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26, in New Haven, in the area of Howard Avenue and Spring Street in the Hill neighborhood, when members of the New Haven Police Department spotted a man with an active warrant for fleeing from police, said Captain Anthony Duff. During a previous encounter, motorist Brian Pendergrass, age 25, of the Fair Haven neighborhood in New Haven, fled officers by driving his vehicle at officers and then driving away at a high r…
Wanted Hartford Man With Gun, Narcotics Nabbed In Western Mass, Police Say Wanted Hartford Man With Gun, Narcotics Nabbed In Western Mass, Police Say
Wanted Hartford Man With Gun, Narcotics Nabbed In Western Mass, Police Say A wanted Connecticut man was allegedly nabbed with guns and drugs during a traffic stop by Massachusetts State Police. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, March 23 Trooper David Marra, assigned to State Police in Springfield, was on patrol traveling on Route 91 northbound in Longmeadow.  As he was passing Mile Marker 1 he observed a black Mercedes sedan, with a defective headlight, pass his cruiser and stopped the vehicle, state police said. After the vehicle came to a stop, the driver was identified as Delroy Gouldbourne, age 32, of Hartford. During a computer check of Gouldbourne's …
Traffic Stop Results In Charges For CT Woman Accused Of Dealing Drugs Traffic Stop Results In Charges For CT Woman Accused Of Dealing Drugs
Traffic Stop Results In Charges For CT Woman Accused Of Dealing Drugs A 33-year-old woman accused of dealing drugs was arrested during a traffic stop on I-684 in Putnam County. Fairfield County resident Stephanie Deleon, of Danbury, was arrested around 8:25 p.m., Monday, March 8, after troopers conducted a traffic stop of a 2016 Ford Explorer for a traffic violation in the town of Southeast, said Trooper AJ Hicks.  An investigation determined Deleon, was in possession of approximately 10.5 grams of MDMA, and 4.1 grams of cocaine, Hicks said. Deleon was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and two counts of crimi…
West Hartford Man Nabbed For ID/Credit Card Theft, Drugs, Police Say West Hartford Man Nabbed For ID/Credit Card Theft, Drugs, Police Say
West Hartford Man Nabbed For ID/Credit Card Theft, Drugs, Police Say A man driving with a suspended registration was allegedly busted for identity theft and numerous other crimes in Fairfield County during a traffic stop. Karon Golding, age 23, of West Hartford, was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 14, driving a 2007 Acura TSC by Wilton Police, following a traffic stop, Wilton Police said. During the stop, officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana and a search of the vehicle turned up: A plastic sandwich bag containing a marijuana-like substance located in the center console. A large heavy-duty plastic bag containing a marijuana-like substance located in the …