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Recent Crime News
Saturday Feb 6 | via The Hartford Courant
A man's leg was severed after he was hit and pinned between two cars in the area of 772 Broad St. Friday night, police said. Benjamin Ariza, 35, suffered a severed left leg and injuries to his right leg, police said. Comment?
Friday Feb 5 | via The Hartford Courant
A man who ripped a custom-made gold chain and a medallion featuring the Disney character Scrooge McDuck from a dying man's neck, then sold it at an Albany Avenue shop, was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison and 10 years of special parole. Lorenza Christian, 24, faced decades in prison, but his defense attorney, Robert Pickering, negotiated a plea agreement down from murder to first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. Comment?
Thursday Feb 4 | via The Hartford Courant
At a Los Solidos gang member's sentencing to a long prison term for two murders Thursday, Prosecutor Robin Krawczyk talked about the way street gangs portray themselves, and then the reality of life in a street gang. They talk about "brotherhood and respect for each other, a code of honor," Krawczyk said during Angel Carrasquillo's sentencing in Superior Court in Hartford. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 2 | via The Hartford Courant
A judge has rejected a Vernon man's effort to be admitted to a pretrial program that after a period of probation would allow the criminal charges against him to be dismissed. Adam Gryszkiewicz, 57, and his wife Teresa Gryszkiewicz, 59, were charged last April with first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny and six counts each of second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny after police say they embezzled more than $160,000 from an elderly woman for whom they were caring. Comment?
Jan 4, 2016 | via The Hartford Courant
In this Dec. 11, 2015 photo, Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe poses for a photo in his office in Newtown, Conn. Kehoe is retiring Jan. 6, 2016, after 37 years with the town police department. Comment?
Jan 3, 2016 | via The Hartford Courant
A 23-year-old man already accused of providing liquor to minors and sexually assaulting two young girls is due in court Jan. 19 to face additional charges, state police said. Marc Caldon of Sunset Ridge in Stafford posted $50,000 after his arrest Dec. 28 on charges of delivering liquor to minors and fourth-degree sexual assault. Comment?
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