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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Gun Store Owners Plead Guilty to Violating Firearms Laws

Gun Store Owners Plead Guilty to Violating Firearms Laws

According to federal officials, the BMG gun store had several firearms, including machine guns and guns with silencers, without changing the registration.
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
Who Had the Most DUIs in CT This Holiday Season?

Who Had the Most DUIs in CT This Holiday Season?

The ranking is based on arrests per capita.
Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

'Cell tower dumps’ are causing Americans to ponder their basic rights of privacy.
FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA issues new guidelines for first responders of mass attacks.
What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

A look at ‘dabbing,’ a new trend in marijuana consumption.
‘The Knockout Game': Real Threat or Viral Legend?

‘The Knockout Game': Real Threat or Viral Legend?

Facebook feeds and cable networks are full of coverage of innocent people being sucker punched. But there’s not much evidence of this “game” sweeping the nation.
World’s 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon Is Here

World’s 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon Is Here

The force will be strong on Twitter for the 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon.
Car Flips Over in Middlefield, DEEP Responds to Crash Scene

Car Flips Over in Middlefield, DEEP Responds to Crash Scene

Police say a woman was treated for minor injuries after losing control of her vehicle along Route 147, a crash that caused a fuel spill along the Coginchaug River.
Route 1 Closed in Branford at Amtrak Bridge Oct. 6-7

Route 1 Closed in Branford at Amtrak Bridge Oct. 6-7

Local alternate routes suggested.
Is Graffiti On IGA Isolated Problem or Indicative of the State of Central Plaza?

Is Graffiti On IGA Isolated Problem or Indicative of the State of Central Plaza?

One reader calls Patch’s attention to “inappropriate” graffiti on the empty IGA building and other vacant properties in the plaza. What should be done?
VIDEO: Firefighters Parade Highlights

VIDEO: Firefighters Parade Highlights

Patch was there to watch the grand finale of the Connecticut State Fire Association’s convention.
Daytime Robber Arrested for Rash of Burglaries Including Funeral Incidents

Daytime Robber Arrested for Rash of Burglaries Including Funeral Incidents

Yesterday's robbery suspect responsible for area daytime home robberies.
Accused Dog Killer May Enter Plea Agreement

Accused Dog Killer May Enter Plea Agreement

22-year-old Alex Wullaert withdrew his request for accelerated rehabilitation Thursday; Judge orders him to abstain from having a dog for duration of hearings.
New Haven Lawyer Arrested After Bringing Loaded Gun Into Dark Knight Screening

New Haven Lawyer Arrested After Bringing Loaded Gun Into Dark Knight Screening

46-year-old Sung H. Hwang maintains he had a right to bring a loaded gun into a movie theater. No one was injured during the incident.
Update: Child Dies After Fall from Construction Equipment in Branford

Update: Child Dies After Fall from Construction Equipment in Branford

Branford Police reported that a two-and-half-year-old child fell from construction equipment last night, succumbing to life-threatening injuries to his head and face.
OMG PD: Body in a UHaul, Car Crashes into Home and More

OMG PD: Body in a UHaul, Car Crashes into Home and More

A roundup of some of the more "interesting" police reports.
OMG PD: Stolen Groceries, Brazen Robbery and More

OMG PD: Stolen Groceries, Brazen Robbery and More

Some of the more "interesting" police reports this week.