Police & Fire
The latest on local crime and public safety.
The motorcyclist suffered a serious head injury.
A home invasion was reported to state police as armed people were in a home in Columbia.
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.
A Manchester man and woman were charged with selling drugs, and a shotgun, BMW and pickup truck were seized Wednesday, according to reports.
The victim was a female junior volunteer firefighter.
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.
The suspect reportedly tossed a lit sparkler through an open window which caused the deadly fire.
A 24-year-old Tolland man was one of two charged with boyish vandalism at a school in Rhode Island.
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."
The Tolland man with a history of sexual assaults and violent crimes was among 18 suspects arrested in a statewide "arrest warrant sweep."
And another tip from police: Never intervene yourself, contact the police.
Most important: never intervene yourself, contact the police.
The woman worked for a local dentist who reached out to police after money reportedly went missing, South Windsor police said.
Stafford resident Charles Perkins was taken into custody Tuesday evening.
Similar incidents took place in Vernon and South Windsor on Saturday, police said. State police are also comparing recent crimes.
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.