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Ellington-Somers Police Blotter: Feb. 3-Feb. 9

The following arrest reports, provided by Connecticut State Police, are accurate as of Feb. 10, 2012. Items on this list reflect charges filed, not convictions.

Ellington-Somers Police Blotter: Feb. 3-Feb. 9

Editor's Note: This arrest was filed late and therefore did not make it into the Jan. 27-Feb. 2 police blotter. 

Feb. 2

On Feb. 2, an assault occurred in the town of Somers. The victim received minor injuries. This case is actively being investigated. 

Feb. 3

The is investigating burglaries into motor vehicles at . Anyone with information is asked to contact State Trooper Jacob Bissaillon at 860-875-1522. 

Feb. 4

Carey A. Thayer, 41, of 8 Hillcrest Dr. in Stafford Springs, was arrested after Troop C received information of an erratic operator traveling westbound into the town of Somers. The trooper located the vehicle after observing erratic operation and initiated a motor vehicle stop. The operator, Thayer, was found to be under influence of alcohol after failing several field sobriety tests. Also in the vehicle at the time she was operating under the influence was her 15-year-old son. Thayer was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, failure to drive right/at slow speed, and risk of injury to a child.

Richard H. Chillson, 28, of 79 Daro Dr. in Enfield, was pulled over for fail to obey a stop sign on Blue Ridge Dr. in Somers and this traffic stop led to the in-custody arrest of Chillson. He was additionally charged with operating a motor vehicle when the registration is suspended and driving under the influence of alcohol. Chillson was released on a $500 non-surety bond with a court date of Feb. 22. 

Feb. 5

A 79-year-old Ellington man was traveling on the roadway leading to the front entrance to the and in Ellington. The man dozed off momentarily and subsequently in the area of the Dollar Tree Store. There were no injuries. 

Shannon Santaniello, 22, of 122 Watchaug Rd. in Somers, was traveling eastbound along Route 190 in Stafford approximately a half-mile west of Johnson Memorial Hospital. At this time, she struck a wire rope guard rail located along the south roadway edge. This caused Santaniello to lose control of the vehicle and the vehicle departed the south side of the roadway, coming to rest in a wooded area adjacent to the roadway. There were no injuries as a result of the collision. The vehicle was towed from the scene by . A subsequent investigation, which included administration of the standardized field sobriety tests, revealed that Santaniello was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. She was subsequently placed into custody and transported to Troop C where she was processed in accordance with state police procedure. Santaniello was later released on a $500 non-surety bond. 

Feb. 7

During the evening hours between Feb. 6 and approximately 8 a.m. on Feb. 7, a locked barn on Upper Butcher Road in Ellington was forcibly entered and two Stihl chainsaws were taken. 

John Barber, 49, was transported from to Rockville Superior Court so that an active arrest warrant for the accused could be served. A trooper placed Barber under arrest on an active arrest warrant issued by Rockville Superior Court for the charge of fugitive from justice. Barber was processed and held on a $50,000 bond set by the court. He was then turned back over to the state marshals to be presented to the court.

Feb. 8

Jeremy W. Dubiel, 26, of 34 Pine Knob Rd. in Somers, was arrested after a trooper was assigned to investigate a reported suspicious motor vehicle parked on Bobolink Road in Somers. Upon arrival at the scene, the suspicious vehicle was located. The trooper conducted a face to face interview with the operator/owner, Dubiel, who was then subject to an in-custody arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Dubiel was released on a $500 non-surety bond with a court date of Feb. 22.

Feb. 9

James S. Folger, 18, of 35 White Oak Rd. in Somers, was arrested at Troop C in Tolland on a Rockville Superior Court arrest warrant. On Aug. 17, 2011, the accused had stolen the victim’s credit card at the drive-through window in Enfield where he was employed. The victim was a customer at the time of the theft. The accused later used that card during five separate transactions in two stores, the Food Bag Citgo in Enfield (559 Hazard Ave.) and the Somers . The total purchase of items for the entire theft was under $100. Folger forged the victim’s signature during most of these purchases. He was charged with credit card theft, two counts of sixth-degree larceny, five counts of illegal use of a credit card, criminal impersonation, and four counts of third-degree forgery. Folger was released on a $750 bond with a court date of Feb. 22.

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