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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Update: 12-Year-Old Enfield Boy Has Been Found

Update: 12-Year-Old Enfield Boy Has Been Found

The boy was found hours after he was reported missing.
Enfield Police Officer Seen on Video Hitting Suspect

Enfield Police Officer Seen on Video Hitting Suspect

A police cruiser dash cam video obtained by The Courant shows an Enfield police officer striking
Malloy Signs New Law That Expands Use of Interlocking Devices in DUI Cases

Malloy Signs New Law That Expands Use of Interlocking Devices in DUI Cases

Governor signs bipartisan bill in Fairfield that requires installation of ignition locks after first drunk driving offense.
Man Shot with Stun Gun, Arrested While Trying to Push Past Security at Bradley Airport

Man Shot with Stun Gun, Arrested While Trying to Push Past Security at Bradley Airport

The man allegedly walked past TSA officers and approached the full-body scanner with no intention of stopping.
Driver Faces DWI Charge in Enfield

Driver Faces DWI Charge in Enfield

The Enfield Police Department made the arrest on Aug. 5.
Assault, Violation of Protective Order -- Arrests in Enfield

Assault, Violation of Protective Order -- Arrests in Enfield

Arrests as reported by Enfield Police for July 31 — Aug. 1, 2014.
House Fire Caused by Lightning Strike Displaces 2 Enfield Families

House Fire Caused by Lightning Strike Displaces 2 Enfield Families

The severe weather Sunday evening is blamed for a fire and trees falling on homes in Enfield.
Report: State's Attorney Refuses To Sign Arrest Warrant for Enfield Police Officer

Report: State's Attorney Refuses To Sign Arrest Warrant for Enfield Police Officer

The officer was accused of beating a suspect who was reportedly resisting arrest in April.
Suffield Family's Home Destroyed in Overnight Fire

Suffield Family's Home Destroyed in Overnight Fire

Firefighters from Enfield, Southwick and Windsor Locks helped the Suffield Fire Department battle the blaze.
Man Used Enfield Address in FEMA Fraud Following 2011 MA Tornado

Man Used Enfield Address in FEMA Fraud Following 2011 MA Tornado

Robbie Rossi, 42, allegedly received more than $12,000 in fraudulently obtained disaster relief funds.
Southington Teen Faces Manslaughter Charge in Fatal Fire

Southington Teen Faces Manslaughter Charge in Fatal Fire

The suspect reportedly tossed a lit sparkler through an open window which caused the deadly fire.
Enfield Family Suspects House Fire May Have Been Caused by E-Cigarette

Enfield Family Suspects House Fire May Have Been Caused by E-Cigarette

Blaze started in basement of house on Campania Road.
‘Ecstatic’ Enfield Police Officer and his Pooch Sniff Out a Win at National Canine Trials

‘Ecstatic’ Enfield Police Officer and his Pooch Sniff Out a Win at National Canine Trials

This is the first year Officer Chris Dufresne and German Shepherd Bruin competed.
Gillepsie Takes Back Board Seat

Gillepsie Takes Back Board Seat

The appointment ends months of controversy over his empty seat.
Police: South Windsor Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Child

Police: South Windsor Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Child

Michael Cole was charged with first-degree sexual assault, first-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree strangulation and risk of injury to a minor.
Enfield Target Fire Under Investigation as Arson

Enfield Target Fire Under Investigation as Arson

Target is expected to open its doors for business Tuesday.
Animal Importer Arrested in Madison Faces Slew of Cruelty Charges

Animal Importer Arrested in Madison Faces Slew of Cruelty Charges

Donna Lee Carswell, 64, of Grovetown, GA was arrested and accused by the state Department of Agriculture of placing sick animals into adoptions in Connecticut and Rhode Island.