Police & Fire
The latest on local crime and public safety.
Manchester police say they were out looking for a robber and found him hiding in a closet.
A home invasion was reported to state police as armed people were in a home in Columbia.
David Billings, a 30-year veteran of Manchester Fire/Rescue/EMS and formerly the assistant chief, has just been named chief of the town department.
A 32-year-old Ellington man was fatally injured in Sunday's motorcycle crash in Mansfield Depot, according to reports.
State police haven't yet released the name of the motorcyclist who died Saturday in a crash in Mansfield Depot.
A 24-year-old man stabbed Sunday required surgery at Hartford Hospital.
The victim was a female junior volunteer firefighter.
A Manchester man and woman were charged with selling drugs, and a shotgun, BMW and pickup truck were seized Wednesday, according to reports.
Safwaan Dalal, 18, of Manchester was reportedly in critical condition following a car crash at about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Shelton Johnson was treated for second- and third-degree burns, but he died Sunday from his injuries.
Law enforcement will be conducting a checkpoint on Buckland Hills Drive.
The suspect reportedly tossed a lit sparkler through an open window which caused the deadly fire.
The suspect stole an unknown amount of money, and no one was hurt.
The event will take place May 17 at the South Windsor Fire Headquarters.
After two Hartford-area residents reportedly sped out of the Manchester Inn parking lot while police conducted surveillance, the two were arrested on drug and motor vehicle charges.