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Recent Crime News
Tuesday Nov 24 | via The Hartford Courant
A Vine Street man faces assault and robbery charges after police say he stabbed a man during a marijuana transaction Nov. 18 on Dorothy Street. Ijeboi Holmes, 30, of Clark Street, was recognized by the man he is accused of stabbing because days earlier the victim tried to sell Holmes a Cadillac Deville, according to an arrest warrant. Comment?
Saturday Nov 21 | via Patch.com
Homicide suspect found in wooded area, bomb threat phoned in, mosque shooting an "isolated incident," support for drive-in theater and more. Forecasters issued early weather predictions for Thanksgiving week and Black Friday 2015. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 18 | via The Hartford Courant
A local resident who was crossing East Main Street after buying a pizza Tuesday was struck by a car and killed, police said. Jack Coursey, 68, was returning to his car about 6 p.m. after leaving Uptown Pizza, 300 East Main St., when he was struck by an eastbound 1997 Honda Accord being driven by Jay Quigley, 35, also of Meriden, polic said. Comment?
Thursday Nov 12 | via The Hartford Courant
Linda S. Bernier, 21, of Echo Lake Road was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Superior Court in Middletown after her Wednesday arrest. She was charged with second-degree sexual assault of a victim 13-15 years old and risk of injury to a minor, police said. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 10 | via The Hartford Courant
A man with autism who stomped a man to death inside an East Hartford Walgreens in August was found not guilty by reason of mental defect after a hearing on Tuesday. Prosecutor Vicki Melchiorre proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Anthony Henry, 24, of Governor Street, was guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the death of Robert Boulay, 58, Hartford Superior Court Judge Julia D. Dewey found. Comment?
Thursday Nov 5 | via The Hartford Courant
Bands of car burglars have been moving through the area, police said Thursday as they warned people to lock their vehicles and remove valuables from them. The thefts are happening overnight and are not limited to any specific part of town, they said. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 4 | via The Hartford Courant
Police are looking for a man with scruffy facial hair after a bank robbery that prompted lockdowns at nearby school and day-care center Wednesday morning. No one was injured during the holdup, which happened about 10:30 a.m. at Webster Bank, 377 Cromwell Ave., police said. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 3 | via The Hartford Courant
Courtney Wilson, left, and Taylor Guerrero pose for a photo in Honolulu on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. The Honolulu Police Department has opened an internal investigation into allegations that an officer wrongfully arrested a vacationing lesbian couple after seeing them kissing in a grocery store. Comment?
Oct 22, 2015 | via The Hartford Courant
A convicted felon known as Mugga was charged Wednesday with weapon and drug offenses after police caught him at Homestead Avenue and Kent Street with a .38-caliber revolver. Mugga, whose real name is Raymond Waller, was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of a controlled substance and violation of probation. Comment?
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