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Lt. Scott P. Custer
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The following releases report arrests and other activity by South Windsor police officers.  This list is not intended to be all inclusive.   Other arrests and incidents may have been reported however, operational considerations may prevent their immediate public release.  A release is not intended to indicate guilt or conviction.  This information is released in accordance with applicable Connecticut General Statutes.  All arrested persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

Friday, January 30, 2015:
South Windsor Police recognized as Top Fundraising team for Special Olympics:
We are proud to announce that the South Windsor Police Department has earned the spot as top fundraising team for the Connecticut Special Olympics for the Fourth consecutive year. Last year South Windsor raised $56,712 through the generosity and hard work of all the volunteers at events such as the Tip-A-Cop at the Red Onion Restaurant, the Haunted Torch Walk & Fall Fest and the Penguin Plunge.  These events were organized by our own Agent Ron Littell who continues to challenge himself and others to raise funds for this great organization.  Kudos to Ron and all our community and business supporters!

                                       Freezin’ For a Reason in Ellington
Hundreds will get wet for Special Olympics Connecticut ~ Are you ready to take the plunge?
On March 21, 2015 brave souls with warm hearts will once again be heating up the chilly winter waters to participate in the second annual Penguin Plunge. The Penguin Plunge will be held at Crystal Lake on Route 140 in the town of Ellington. Registration on the day of the Plunge will be at 10am-11:45am, and the penguins will take the plunge at 12 noon. To register, join a team, make donations, or volunteer please visit www.soct.org. All event proceeds benefit Special Olympics Connecticut.
The South Windsor Police Dept. is the event organizer. We are hoping to recruit 100 “penguins” from schools, businesses and civic groups to “take the plunge” and support Special Olympics Connecticut, which provides year round sports training and competition opportunities for over 8,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Last year with this type of event, a Tip a Cop Fund raiser and the Haunted Torch Walk, South Windsor Police Department was the top law enforcement agency in the state raising $56,712 for the Special Olympics. This was only successful with the help of the community and co-workers.

Additional information is available from Agent Ron Littell at Ronald.littell@southwindsor.org

P201401734 Failure to Appear in the Second degree:
On Thursday, January 29, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Pamela Macon, age 53, of 42 Columbia Road, Windsor, CT on a re-arrest warrant. She was charged with Failure in the Second degree and was later released on $150.00 surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on February 19, 2015.  Macon’s charge stems from a missed court date from a June 2014 shoplifting arrest.

P201500240 Larceny in the Fourth degree:
On Thursday, January 29, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Darrell Kennedy, age 42 of 26 Three Mile Road, Glastonbury, CT.  He was charged with Larceny in the Fourth degree and was later released on $2000.00 non-surety bond. Kennedy is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on February 19, 2015.

Community Charity event: “Bundles of Love baby item collection”:
The South Windsor Police Department and South Windsor Youth & Family Services are collaborating to collect baby items throughout the month of February. We seek to collect items for families in need to supply them with essentials such a diapers, wipes, ointments, lotions,  bath soap, bottles crib sheets, pacifiers, infant toys and related supplies. 
The collected items will be donated to South Windsor residents and area shelters. Collection bins will be located at Police Headquarters, 151 Sand Hill Road, as well as the Community Center on Nevers Road and at Town Hall.
Additional information is available from Liz Langevin, Youth and Family Services Coordinator at 860-648-6361 ext. 331 or at elizabeth.langevin@southwindsor.org

Snowstorm Clean-up- FIRE HYDRANTS:
We ask that residents help the Fire Department out by keeping fire hydrants clear.  In an emergency, every second counts.  By keeping a 3 foot buffer area clear around the hydrants in your neighborhood you are helping firefighters get to a water supply quickly.

Thursday, January 29, 2015:
P201402883 Larceny in the Third degree/Larceny in Fourth degree:
On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Roger Rothe, age 22, of 35 Miriam Drive, Vernon, CT on two arrest warrants. He was charged with Larceny in the Third degree and Larceny in the Fourth degree.  Rothe was held on $3,000.00 surety bond and will be presented at Manchester Superior Court on Thursday, January 29th. Rothe’s charges stem from a September 2014 larceny complaint at a Woodland Drive home.  Rothe pawned stolen construction tools at an East Hartford pawn shop.  Investigators recovered the stolen items and later obtained arrest warrants for Rothe which were served Wednesday.

Community Charity event: “Bundles of Love baby item collection”:
The South Windsor Police Department and South Windsor Youth & Family Services are collaborating to collect baby items throughout the month of February. We seek to collect items for families in need to supply them with essentials such a diapers, wipes, ointments, lotions,  bath soap, bottles crib sheets, pacifiers, infant toys and related supplies. 
The collected items will be donated to South Windsor residents and area shelters. Collection bins will be located at Police Headquarters, 151 Sand Hill Road, as well as the Community Center on Nevers Road and at Town Hall.
Additional information is available from Liz Langevin, Youth and Family Services Coordinator at 860-648-6361 ext. 331 or at elizabeth.langevin@southwindsor.org

Snowstorm Clean-up- FIRE HYDRANTS:
We ask that residents help the Fire Department out by keeping fire hydrants clear.  In an emergency, every second counts.  By keeping a 3 foot buffer area clear around the hydrants in your neighborhood you are helping firefighters get to a water supply quickly.

Monday, January 26, 2015:
Trash and Recycling Information - Storm Related:
Due to the forecasted storm, Town Offices and the Police Records office will be closed on Tuesday, January 27th. There will be no collection of refuse or recyclables on Tuesday, January 27th or Wednesday, January 28th. These services will commence on Thursday, January 29th and continue throughout Saturday, January 31st on a delayed schedule. Scrap metal collection will be on Wednesday, February 4th.

Saturday, January 24, 2015:
P201402288 Larceny in the Sixth degree:
On Friday, January 23, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Rhonda Koromanian, age 52, of 235 Main Street, East Hartford, CT on an arrest warrant. She was charged with Larceny in the Sixth degree and was later released on $10,000.00 surety bond.  Koromanian is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on February 5, 2015.Koromanian’s charge stems from an August 2014 larceny complaint from a Buckland Road retail store.  Koromanian had been seen on surveillance footage stealing and returning $400.00 worth of paint for a cash refund. She was identified and an arrest warrant was later obtained and served Friday.

P201403842 Larceny in the Sixth degree/Criminal Trespass in the First degree:
On Friday, January 23, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Donald Palmer, age 20, of 17 Regan St. Vernon, CT at Manchester Superior Court on an arrest warrant.   He was charged with Larceny in the Sixth degree and Criminal Trespass in the First degree. Palmer was held on $5000.00 surety bond and was presented later Friday morning at court.
Palmer’s charges stem from a December 2014 shoplifting case at a Buckland Road retail store.  He was observed on video surveillance concealing trading cards and leaving the store.  Officers were able to identify him from the video and later obtained an arrest warrant, which was served on Friday at court.

Friday, January 23, 2015:
P201403397 Larceny in the Third degree/Identity Theft:
On Thursday, January 22, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Jason McManus, age 26, of 505 Quarrybrook Drive, South Windsor, CT on an arrest warrant.    He was charged with Larceny in the Third degree, Identity Theft and Illegal Use of a Credit Card. McManus was held on $6500.00 surety bond and was presented later Thursday morning at Manchester Superior Court.
McManus’ charges stem from a November 2014 complaint from a family member that he’s stolen their credit card and taken cash advances on it.  Investigators later confirmed that McManus had in fact use the card illegally and an arrest warrant was obtained.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015:
P201500185 Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol:
On Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at about 5:00 p.m. South Windsor Police responded to a two car motor vehicle accident at Chapel Road and John Fitch Blvd. During the course of the investigation officers suspected that one of the operators was under the influence of alcohol.  Following a series of roadside sobriety tests officers arrested the man, Tod Johnston, age 35, of 135 Starr St. Norwich, CT.   He was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and Failure to Obey Control Signal.  Johnston was later released on $1000.00 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on February 2, 2015.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015:
P201500166 Evading Responsibility/Failure to Drive in Proper Lane:
On Sunday, January 18, 2015 at about 11:00 p.m. South Windsor Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at a Leah Lane home.  A vehicle had left the roadway and hit a shed on the property.  The operator had fled the scene on foot.  Officers later located the evading operator at his home and took him into custody.  Officers arrested Jared Lee, age 31, of 20 Worchester Rd, Vernon, CT.  He was charged with Evading Responsibility and Failure to Drive in Proper Lane.   Lee was later released on $1000.00 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on February 2, 2015.

Motor Vehicle Accidents- Sunday rain/ice conditions:
South Windsor Police responded to numerous accidents on Sunday morning, January 18th along John Fitch Blvd (Route 5).   The roadway conditions changed to ice at about 10:00 a.m and 7 motor vehicle accidents occurred on Route 5 between 10:00 a.m and 11:00 a.m.  Most of the accidents involved property damage only but at least 2 operators were transported to hospitals for minor injuries. 
  Route 5 is a state road and is maintained by State D.O.T. crews. The challenging weather conditions on Sunday stretched the State resources thin and we were fortunate that our town highway crews were able to salt the roadway to make it safe for emergency vehicles and tow trucks to respond to the crashes.  
  Kudos to our South Windsor Public Works staff who came in early Sunday morning to treat the town roads, and came back in Sunday night to treat them a second time due to the heavy rainfall.  Their efforts made it safe for travel and for the police, fire and medical crews to respond to calls for service.

Thursday, January 15, 2015:
P201500121 Motor Vehicle Accident- Thursday a.m.:
On Thursday, January 15, 2015 at about 7:50 a.m. South Windsor Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Buckland Road at Deming St.  Two vehicles collided in the intersection.  One of the operators was transported to Hartford Hospital for evaluation of injuries that were believed to be non-life threatening.
The roadway was cleared at 8:30 a.m.  Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is requested to contact Ofc. Stephen Hoover of the Traffic Unit at 860-644-2551.

P201500117 Motor Vehicle Accident – Ellington Road (Rt. 74):
On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 South Windsor police responded to a single car motor vehicle accident on Ellington Road (Rt. 74) at the Ellington town line.  At about 1:30 pm a black Honda left the roadway and struck a tree. The male operator was transported to Hartford hospital for evaluation of injuries. The road was closed until about 4:30 pm while traffic officers investigated the crash.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is requested to contact Ofc. Stephen Hoover of the Traffic Unit at 860-644-2551. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015:
P201500083 Criminal Violation of a Protective Order:
On Friday, January 9, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Corey Birch, age 20, of 102 Wetherell St., Manchester, CT.  Birch came to headquarters in the company of a woman who he was prohibited from seeing due to a Protective Order.   He was charged with Criminal Violation of a Protective Order and was released on a $5000.00 non-surety bond.  Birch was released to the custody of the Manchester Police Department which held an arrest warrant for him. Birch was scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on Monday, January 12, 2015.

Friday, January 9, 2015:
P201401000 Disorderly Conduct :
On Thursday, January 8, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Christopher Rosa, age 42, of 775 Chapel Road, South Windsor on an arrest warrant.  He was charged with Disorderly Conduct and was later released on $5000.00 non-surety bond. Rosa is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on Friday January 9, 2015.

P201402810  Failure to Appear in the Second degree:
On Thursday, January 8, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Rene Cardona, age 25, of 123 Hampton St. Hartford, CT on a re-arrest warrant.  He was charged with Failure to Appear in the Second degree and was later released on $5,000.00 surety bond. Cardona is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on January 22, 2015.

Thursday , January 8, 2015:
P201303138 Failure to Appear in the Second degree:
On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Regina Cochran, age 40, of 90 Ledgecrest Ave, New Britain, CT on a re-arrest warrant.  She was charged with Failure to Appear in the Second degree and was later released on $10,000.00 surety bond. Cochran is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on January 15, 2015. Cochran’s charge stems from a missed court date for a 2013 Larceny arrest.

 Warming Center Information:
1. South Windsor Community Center

150 Nevers Road

South Windsor

Monday through Friday 8 AM to 10 PM

Handicapped accessible

No pets allowed

Not just residents

Citizens should bring with them: reading materials, money for vending machine if they wish

Contact: Andrea Cofrancesco, 860-648-6361


2. South Windsor Public Library

1550 Sullivan Ave

South Windsor

Handicapped accessible

No pets

Sunday 1-4:30

Monday through Thursday 9-9

Saturday  and Sunday  9-4:30

Contact: 860-644-1541

Not a shelter, open to the public

            Other resources:
           
Alternate warming centers can be found at www.211ct.org and typing "WARMING" into the search  box,
            or by dialing 2-1-1.   

Wednesday, January 7, 2015:
Warming Centers- South Windsor and elsewhere:
With the arrival of sustained sub-freezing weather, the South Windsor Community Center on Nevers Road and the South Windsor Library on Sullivan avenue may be used as warming centers during regular hours.
Additional resources and shelter information is always available 24 hours a day by calling the Infoline at 2-1-1.
Please share this with friends and neighbors that may need assistance, and we ask that people bring pets inside.


P201402995 Conspiracy to Commit Robbery in the First degree:
On Tuesday, January 6, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Joseph Dennis, age 32, of 43 Thomas St., Vernon, CT on an arrest warrant at Manchester Superior Court.  He was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery in the First degree and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the Sixth degree.  Dennis was held at court on $195,000.00 surety bond and was presented later Tuesday morning.
Dennis’ charges are a result of a September 2014 robbery investigation at an Oakland Road convenience store.  Dennis and another man, John Papin, were later identified as being responsible for the knifepoint robbery of several hundred dollars.  South Windsor investigators worked with detectives from other towns that experienced similar crimes and developed Dennis as a suspect.  The subsequent investigation led to investigators obtaining arrest warrants for Dennis.  Papin was arrested in early December.

P201402864   Larceny in the Sixth degree: 
On Monday, January 5, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Nicole Dibattista, age 32 of 158 Old Farm Road, Newington, CT on an arrest warrant.  She was charged with Larceny in the Sixth degree and later released on $2500.00 surety bond. Dibattista is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on January 15, 2015. Dibattista’s charge stems from a September 2014 complaint from a Sullivan Avenue store owner that she’d stolen 191.00 from the cash register when she was working there.  The investigating officer later obtained an arrest warrant for Dibattista which was served Monday evening.

Monday, January 5, 2015:
P201403119  Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol:
On Friday, January 2, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Joshua Spagna, age 25, of 571 Graham Road, South Windsor, CT on an arrest warrant.  He was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and Failure to Drive in Proper Lane.  Spagna was later released on a $5000.00 surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on January 12, 2015. Spagna’s charges stem from an October 2014 motor vehicle accident in the 400 block of Graham Road.  Spagna struck a utility pole and was later transported to a hospital for evaluation.  Officers obtained a search warrant for his medical records which found that his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. Officers obtained an arrest warrant which was served Friday.

P201403748 Larceny in the First degree:
On Monday, January 05, 2015 South Windsor Police arrested Michael Randall, age 52, of 31 High St. East Hartford, CT on an arrest warrant.  He was charged with Larceny in the First degree and was held on $70,000.00 surety bond. He will be presented at Manchester Superior Court later on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014:
P201403877 Criminal Violation of Restraining Order:
On Tuesday, December 30, 2014 South Windsor Police arrested Michael Fusco, age 60, of 189 Taylor St. Vernon, CT on an arrest warrant.    He was charged with Criminal Violation of a Restraining Order and was held on a $50,000.00 surety bond. Fusco will be presented at Manchester Superior Court on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
Fusco’s charge stems from an incident earlier this month in which he made several phone calls to a woman in South Windsor in violation of a Restraining Order.  An arrest warrant was later obtained and served on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014:
P201403910 Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol:
On Saturday, December 27, 2014 at about 2:00 a.m. South Windsor Police officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Oakland Road in the 500 block.  A woman had driven off the road and struck a tree.  The woman was not injured and officers suspected the woman was under the influence of alcohol.  Following a series of roadside sobriety tests officers arrested the woman, Ashley Gonzalez, age 21, of 967 Asylum Ave. Hartford, CT.  She was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, No Insurance, and Failure to Drive in Proper Lane.  Gonzalez was later released on a $500.00 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on January 5, 2015.

P201403919 Breach of Peace:
On Saturday, December 27, 2014 South Windsor Police officers were dispatched to a welfare check at a St. Marc Circle condominium.  A resident reported a woman was yelling for help.  Officers learned that two men had each brandished knives during an argument over the woman.  The woman and her male acquaintance fled prior to police arrival.  The investigating officers arrested one of the involved parties, Darel Cooper, age 56, of R8 St. Marc Circle, South Windsor, CT. He was charged with Breach of Peace and Threatening.  Cooper was later released on $2500.00 non-surety bond and was scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on December 29, 2014. 

P201402127 Larceny in the Sixth degree:
On Monday, December 29, 2014 South Windsor Police officers arrested Jose Pedraza, age 46, of 25 Mill St. Manchester, CT on an arrest warrant. He was charged with Larceny in the Sixth degree and was later released on $1000.00 surety bond.  Pedraza is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on January 8, 2015. Pedraza’s charge stems from a July 2014 complaint that he’d stolen a bike from an acquaintance on Main Street and pawned it at an East Hartford pawn shop.  Officers retrieved the stolen bike from the pawn broker and later obtained an arrest warrant for Pedraza, which was served Monday.

P201402086 Larceny in the Fifth degree/Issuing a Bad Check:
On Monday, December 29, 2014 South Windsor Police officers arrested Peter Sohn, age 39, of 8 Charing Road, South Windsor, CT on an arrest warrant.  He was charged with Issuing a Bad Check (22 counts) and Larceny in the Fifth degree. Sohn was later released on a $2500.00 surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on January 8, 2015.      

Tuesday, December 23, 2014:
P201403866 Breach of Peace/Interfering with an Emergency Call:  
On Sunday, December 21, 2014 South Windsor Police responded to a domestic dispute at a Beldon Road home.  A man had struggled with family members and broke a cell phone as a resident attempted to call 911.  The man fled in a relative’s car.  Officers attempted to locate the man unsuccessfully Sunday evening, then obtained an arrest warrant which was served Monday afternoon. Officers arrested Justin Oliva, age 28, of 115 Beldon Road, South Windsor on the arrest warrant.  He was charged with Breach of Peace, Criminal Mischief in the Third degree, and Interference with an Emergency Call. 
Oliva was held on $25,000.00 surety bond and will be presented Tuesday morning at Manchester Superior Court.  

P201403870 Request for Witnesses- Motor Vehicle Accident:
On Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 8:28 PM, the South Windsor Police Department, Fire Department, and the Ambulance Service of Manchester responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Oakland Rd (Rt. 30) and Felt Rd.  Responding officers located a four vehicle crash with one vehicle rolled over.  Three patients were transported to area hospitals via ambulance.  The South Windsor Police Traffic Unit is investigating the incident.  Anyone with information that may assist in the case is asked to contact Officer LaPorte at 860-644-2551.

P201403843 Evading Responsibility/Failure to Drive in Proper Lane: 
On Thursday, December 18, 2014 South Windsor Police were notified that a vehicle had struck a mailbox and street sign on Ellington Road, and left the scene.  Officers were notified of the evading vehicles description and later located the operator at her Ellington home.  Officers arrested the woman, Rachael Allinson, age 23 of 159 Pinney St. Ellington, CT.  She was charged Evading Responsibility and Failure to Drive in Proper Lane.  Allinson was later released on $500.00 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on January 5, 2015. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014:
P201403809  Failure to Appear in the Second degree (2 counts):
On Tuesday, December 16, 2014 South Windsor Police arrested Alexander Martinez, age 42, of 50 Darlene Drive, South Windsor on two re-arrest warrants.   He was charged with Failure to Appear in the Second degree (two counts) and was later released on $5000.00 surety bond.  Martinez is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on January 5, 2015.

Monday, December 15, 2014:
P201403772 Evading Responsibility-Motor Vehicle Accident:
On Friday, December 12, 2014 at about 6:00 p.m. South Windsor Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Ellington Road near Kupchunos Drive.  One of the vehicles left the scene and officers located the evading vehicle a short time later.  Officers arrested the operator, Tyler Smith, age 28, of 1008 Sandstone Drive, South Windsor, CT.  He was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle while License is Suspended, Evading Responsibility, and Failure to Drive a Reasonable Distance Apart.   Smith was later released on $1000.00 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on December 22, 2014.

Overnight Parking Ban:
Residents are reminded that no vehicles shall be parked on the public streets of the town overnight for the period from November 15 to April 15. Any vehicle parked continuously between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during this period shall be deemed to have been parked overnight, and the owner may be subject to a fine.
Snow/Ice Storms:  No vehicle shall be parked on the public streets of the town during a snow or ice storm that has been in progress one hour and continuing for a period of 24 hours after the storm has ended.   Residents’ cooperation in keeping the roads free of parked vehicles allows the Public Works crews to clear and sand roadways in a timely and efficient manner, making travel safer for everyone.