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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Serious Motorcycle Crash In Tolland

Serious Motorcycle Crash In Tolland

The motorcyclist suffered a serious head injury.
2 AM Call to State Police: People with Weapons in My Columbia Home

2 AM Call to State Police: People with Weapons in My Columbia Home

A home invasion was reported to state police as armed people were in a home in Columbia.
Police Release Name of Man Killed Sunday in Mansfield Motorcycle Crash

Police Release Name of Man Killed Sunday in Mansfield Motorcycle Crash

A 32-year-old Ellington man was fatally injured in Sunday's motorcycle crash in Mansfield Depot, according to reports.
Motorcycle Rider Killed in Mansfield Depot Crash

Motorcycle Rider Killed in Mansfield Depot Crash

State police haven't yet released the name of the motorcyclist who died Saturday in a crash in Mansfield Depot.
Man Stabbed Sunday at Vernon Pines Apartments

Man Stabbed Sunday at Vernon Pines Apartments

A 24-year-old man stabbed Sunday required surgery at Hartford Hospital.
Cops: Manchester Raid Results in $20K in Narcotics & Shotgun, Arrest of 2

Cops: Manchester Raid Results in $20K in Narcotics & Shotgun, Arrest of 2

A Manchester man and woman were charged with selling drugs, and a shotgun, BMW and pickup truck were seized Wednesday, according to reports.
Former CT Fire Chief Headed To Prison for Sex With a Minor

Former CT Fire Chief Headed To Prison for Sex With a Minor

The victim was a female junior volunteer firefighter.
Police Start Putting a Narrative Together on Thursday's I-84 Crash in Tolland

Police Start Putting a Narrative Together on Thursday's I-84 Crash in Tolland

A car goes off the highway, then returns to it and veers across it, plunging down an embankment, injuring all four occupants and closing lanes on I-84 for several hours.
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.
Tolland Man Charged with Stealing Signs in Rhode Island

Tolland Man Charged with Stealing Signs in Rhode Island

A 24-year-old Tolland man was one of two charged with boyish vandalism at a school in Rhode Island.
IRS Says Don't Wire $$ to Callers Claiming to Be Tax Man

IRS Says Don't Wire $$ to Callers Claiming to Be Tax Man

IRS official: "[W]e do not and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer."
'Peanut Butter Bandit' Charged with Child Porn Possession

'Peanut Butter Bandit' Charged with Child Porn Possession

The Tolland man with a history of sexual assaults and violent crimes was among 18 suspects arrested in a statewide "arrest warrant sweep."
11 Tips to Lower the Chances You'll be Burglarized

11 Tips to Lower the Chances You'll be Burglarized

And another tip from police: Never intervene yourself, contact the police.
12 Tips to Avoid Burglars

12 Tips to Avoid Burglars

Most important: never intervene yourself, contact the police.
Vernon Woman Arrested After Embezzlement Complaint

Vernon Woman Arrested After Embezzlement Complaint

The woman worked for a local dentist who reached out to police after money reportedly went missing, South Windsor police said.
Police Arrest Suspect in Stafford Subway Robbery

Police Arrest Suspect in Stafford Subway Robbery

Stafford resident Charles Perkins was taken into custody Tuesday evening.
Police Trying to Connect Recent Gas Station Incidents

Police Trying to Connect Recent Gas Station Incidents

Similar incidents took place in Vernon and South Windsor on Saturday, police said. State police are also comparing recent crimes.
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.