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Police blotter for Jan. 4

Plainville police reported the following arrests: Fatima Nelson, 43, of 6 Beech Dr., Norwich was arrested Dec. 26 and charged with three counts of second degree harassment. Jason Desanzo, 29, of 18 Mountain View Dr., Plainville was arrested on Dec.…

Town businessman arrested by ICE, deported

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER A Plainville man was arrested by Immigration and Custom Enforcement officers while running errands with his wife on Dec. 7 and was deported on Dec. 27. He was being held at a detention facility in…

Planner heading to newer pastures

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Plainville’s director of planning and economic development Mark DeVoe is leaving the town of Plainville, where he has worked for nearly 19 years. He began charting new waters in his new position as the planning…

State police announce fewer accidents, more violations over New Year’s weekend

MIDDLETOWN—The Connecticut State Police announced that there were 339 accidents in Connecticut throughout New Year’s weekend. There were 54 accidents with injuries, but there were no fatalities handled by state police. The one fatal motor vehicle accident in the state…

Stand-off then arrest at Connecticut Commons last Friday

A report of a handgun being fired at Connecticut Commons last Friday led to a stand-off with a suspect, an arrest, and the ultimate revelation that the handgun was plastic. Police arrested Eduardo Rivera, 44, of New Britain and charged…

Suspect at Connecticut Commons apprehended

Plainville police posted on their Facebook page that the suspect who barricaded himself at Dick’s Sporting Goods at Connecticut Commons on New Britain Avenue earlier Friday afternoon has been apprehended. Police provided no other details, only urging people to stay…

Suspect barricaded at Dick’s on New Britain Ave.

The Plainville Police Department reported around 3:30 p.m on Friday that a suspect is barricaded at Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Connecticut Commons. Police said there is no other information but people are advised to avoid the area. Update: Plainville…

Police blotter for Dec. 28

The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Saturday, Dec. 15 to Wednesday, Dec. 19: Floyd R. Martin, 41, of 4 Elaine Dr., Simsbury, was arrested on Dec. 15 and charged with possession of a controlled substance,…

Update on nails

Police Chief Matthew Catania gave the town council an update at last week’s meeting regarding the screws and nails found in the streets of Plainville. Catania said that even though it seems like “such a simple crime of mischief,” it…

New officer hired

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER During the Monday, Dec. 17, meeting of the Plainville Town Council, residents had an opportunity to witness the swearing in of a new police officer, Justin Barrington. “I’m very grateful for this opportunity, I’ve been…