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Kim Smith says she was the victim of voyeurism three years ago at Hammonasset Beach State Park (Shelly Sindland Photography)
Bill Fasula July 24, 2014 at 04:27 pm
It's all about the money.
Fred July 24, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Yes give me money from the state, more regulations, more police. I don't have enough of theseRead More already.
Average Joe July 24, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Freddie, you prefer that creeps like this aren't regulated/policed? “The unfortunate incidentRead More of July 2011 at Hammonasset Beach State Park resulted in a timely and thorough investigation and the dismissal and arrest of two seasonal park employees,” according to the statement.
Photo credit: Orange Police Department
Krista Foster Heard July 21, 2014 at 01:32 am
God Bless , What a tragic loss . How was this K- 9 baby not secure. This K-9 was an officer of theRead More law and has died and hopefully the investigation shows it was no fault of his handler. John people are not laying blame , they simple want to know and are speculating , this is also a financial loss for Orange as well as loosing a trained officer and fur friend.
fatmancarruthers July 21, 2014 at 07:52 am
Whatever you do, dont question a cop's judgment. Theyre always right
Craig Zac July 22, 2014 at 07:46 am
poor dog... that sux. Sorry to hear of its loss. As for the Officer, Im sure they were using the dogRead More to sniff for drugs or something, whatever the case, the dog was only doing what it was trained for and weather or not the Handling officer "Needed" it there really does not matter.
Daisy Wilson July 19, 2014 at 08:44 pm
Its time that we began to bring the illness of hoarding out for open discussion. Too oftn peopleRead More know there's a problem but don't want to get involved.
Guess Who July 22, 2014 at 01:05 pm
if I were there, I'd have shot the bum for murdering an innocent watermelon.
doris cofone July 22, 2014 at 01:53 pm
Nadja Adolf July 22, 2014 at 02:17 pm
OK. I'm originally from eastern Washington state, and I have come to the conclusion that the peopleRead More who live along both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts are crazier than outhouse rodents. The US military eliminated the charge of "silent insolence" because it was too subjective - and stabbing a watermelon is way, way, too subjective. We used to leave a big fat knife stuck in the watermelon so anyone could cut another slice.
Credit: purpleslog, via flickr creative commons
Craig Zac July 16, 2014 at 11:02 am
Quick Mr. Malloy, set up a task force to study whether or not Assault Watermelons should be banned!Read More Get Senator Blumenthal and his ever present ward, Chris Murphy on the "Batty-Blumie" phone and have them meet us at the governors mansion, and have them pick up Ice cream cake on the way, ASAP!!!
dtom July 16, 2014 at 01:21 pm
man: "that watermelon was threatening me." watermelon: "but officer, I wasRead More seedless!!"
Mike Liso July 16, 2014 at 03:51 pm
How stupid is this? If that watermelon was a sign of menacing then the phrase, "Paranoia willRead More destroy you" prevails.
Patch File Photo
Voice of Reason July 14, 2014 at 07:34 pm
Interesting. As they're listed above a quick check of the half dozen Towns/Cities with the highestRead More crime rates are also near the bottom of the list of citizens with pistol permits. New London #166. New Britain #152. Waterbury #153. Bridgeport #158. New Haven #168 and Hartford #169 of 169 Towns in CT. Any correlation?
David Parsons July 14, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Small towns have a larger percentage of people with permits but a far lower number of permits.Read More Canaan has the highest 13.5% and there are a whopping 167 permits. Bridgeport, on the other hand, only has 2.8% that amounts to 4,031 permits.
Shirley B. Backus July 15, 2014 at 11:34 pm
I thought I read somewhere that most armed robberies were committed with guns that were stolen fromRead More homes. If you feel you must own a gun, don't advertise it. That alone could be the reason your home gets broken into! Obvious alarms and locks could make thieves wonder what's so valuable that it needs all that security. Again, don't advertise how secure your home is, and what valuables are inside.
IOU July 14, 2014 at 10:33 am
I never trust crime numbers. The police supply the data and it's in the best interest of the policeRead More if the crime rate is very low. It makes residents feel safe. It gives job security to the police if the residents are led to believe the police are doing a good job. There was an incident in my town a few years ago where a man murdered his wife. But the crime stats said there were no murders. I lost interest in our police stats at that point.
John Q. Public July 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm
The more police officers a town has per person, the more 'crime' gets reported!
Ken Anderson July 15, 2014 at 09:22 am
Whoever compiled this shouldn't be taken seriously. They've got five different Hartfords demarcatedRead More (all with the same stats though--?) and yet they forgot at least one whole town. I'm not going to say which one--that's their job, but if I had to remark on the State of Union, I'd just say "very, very swollen." C'mon, if they're going to offer stats like this at least get the flipping map right! Sheesh.
Cpl. Jessie Peterson of the Highland Village Police Department only lasted 30 minutes in quickly-rising temperatures of the car before he had to get out and recover.
Ron Drew July 16, 2014 at 09:03 am
Cars have alerts when you do not have your seat belt clicked. Why not alerts if the seat belt isRead More clicked in the back seat and the door is opened to alert the parent? If the door is closed without the seat belt un-click the horn would blow until un-clicked. Hows that for a new invention car manufacturers?
Igor July 16, 2014 at 11:09 am
How about people just pay attention to what they are doing? It's not not just with children. TheyRead More drive, walk the same way. With their heads up their butts. Why should it fall on the auto makers (thus increasing the cost to the consumer) to do what the parents should be doing?
Dylan Anthony July 17, 2014 at 02:25 pm
was the title pun seriously necessary?
J. Michael Farren, a former New Canaan resident and former White House lawyer (2010 press pool photo)
Bill Payer July 13, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Hey David, "Dou-Bag", what does Bush and Bin Laden have to do with a personal criminalRead More case? Besides, Bin Laden is dead and nothing has changed. The occupant in the W.H. will be on trial soon as well, don't worry!
Amy S. July 19, 2014 at 01:18 pm
not if he is playing golf.
do cons ever work? July 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Have you ever noticed that when tragedy strikes this country the Republican presidents are always onRead More vacation and the Democratic presidents are always in the White House? Funny. Even with Katrina, the war criminal was in Crawford on his month-long (5th) vacation.
Chinook and Cheyenne. Photo provided by CT Department of Agriculture
Dana July 13, 2014 at 06:12 pm
It's unlikely they will put the horses down if their only issue is a lack of groceries. However,Read More they have obviously been starved on and off for at LEAST a few years if it was first reported in 2011. Like most mammals, this kind of malnutrition can destroy the internal organs. Horses a especially subseptable. I hope the court denies any appeal she makes, because what ever her issue is, she obviously either won't or can't properly care for them.
BARBARA July 14, 2014 at 10:52 am
It says nothing about putting them down. Hopefully they will be fed and cared for then put up forRead More adoption. Poor horses at the mercy of an unfit human to take care of them !
nana of 5 July 21, 2014 at 11:22 am
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE !!!!!! Why have them if you can't care for them
Middlebury firefighters battled a blaze at 725 Breakneck Hill Rd. in Middlebury, that began on Thursday, July 3. A cause is under investigation. Credit: Ricky kulmann @Rickbryce
Rich B July 9, 2014 at 09:55 am
Of course Janesky is now denying spray foam was involved in the fire. Has anyone ever seen a houseRead More without gasoline burn so fast and hot? This is what the insurance industry has to say about spray foam insulation... https://www.federated.ca/files/pdfs/57-en-Polyurethanesolidgasoline.pdf Janesky's company has a financial stake in denying these facts. So who fed the police officer on scene "spontaneous combustion"? See Janesky's stake for yourself! http://www.drenergysaver.com/insulation/spray-foam-insulation.html
socrates July 9, 2014 at 08:07 pm
Something is very wrong here
Michael Mott, 34 of 411 Chestnut Hill Road (Credit: New Haven Police Department)
1 July 8, 2014 at 11:25 pm
A few lessons here. 1) mind your business or you may get punched in the face. 2) always have aRead More backup credit card in your own name. Especially if you are unfortunate enough to marry a spendthrift. 3) don't punch a person in the face where you just tried using a credit card - the cops can track you down that way.
Bert Marchael July 9, 2014 at 06:54 am
After looking at the picture of Mott, I doubt he could read, let alone read anything McCann wrote.Read More As they say, "No good Deed goes unpunished."
Bobbie July 9, 2014 at 11:23 am
Judging a book by its cover? We know nothing about Mr. Mott. And by what you wrote, Bert, I knowRead More that you are an uptight snob.
L.A. July 14, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Back seated or front seated car seat.... my question is: how in the WORLD can these parents goRead More hours, and hours throughtout the day without thinking about their baby??? Don't they think about their child like: what is he/she doing right now, is he sleeping or playing with his friends, is he eating right now? Is he ok????etc...). Don't they call each other (mom/dad) to ask how the daycare drop off went??? My God!!! I think they should have the same punishment.
Ron Drew July 16, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Rita is correct in her response but what I am saying is to be consistent. New Haven should notRead More arrest a parent for accidentally leaving a child in the car and Ridgefield not arrest. Also Igor indicated not to put the burden on the car makers. Yet they now have computer chips to stop the car before it hits something and beeps at the driver if they move across the center line. All these are good things so how about something that helps solve this problem.
johndoe July 17, 2014 at 02:46 pm
OK. so what is the verdict??? why is it taking so F***** long to convict a father who killed hisRead More baby!
chuck July 13, 2014 at 06:37 am
Wonder how many of these people were already breaking the law by being here illegally. Remember...CTRead More passes out driver's licenses to people here illegally like popcorn at the movies. What a joke.
Robert Lederhilger July 14, 2014 at 05:36 pm
JYD July 14, 2014 at 11:44 pm
For all those patting the state police on the back, keep in mind that numbers were down about 30%Read More compared to 2013. And based on my observations, it wasn't because drivers were suddenly obeying traffic laws. Definitely less of a police presence on the roads this time around.
An officer talks to a driver during a DWI Checkpoint in East Haven, CT. (Credit: versageek, Flickr creative commons)
Thomas Paine July 10, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Igor - It is the rare human being who does not do what you describe. >>> Porter - My pointRead More is that those who complain about profiling point to disproportionate stops/arrests/etc compared to representation in the general population rather than looking at historical data on incidents, etc. Such people will ignore that the white stops are nearly equal to their representation; they will point to the black stops being higher than their population representation and yet ignore that that cohort is more likely than the others to be violators. In traffic stops, particularly on highways, LEOs stop those who violate or act suspiciously, not those who fit a certain profile. As has been pointed out by others, rarely is the race of a driver known until they are pulled over.
John Desota July 17, 2014 at 11:44 pm
Get them monkeys!
Craig Zac July 22, 2014 at 08:02 am
I dunno, are cops here in CT really that bored that they can go out and just pick on minorities?Read More also, what about when a cop is taking radar on the side of the road and some car speeds by, does the cop have time to sit and go, was he black? Hispanic? white? ... I think that if you get pulled over, its for a reason, speeding, failing to stop at a red light or stop sign, or maybe some of these people being pulled over are in the inner cities and the cops know them or who they are and suspect them of something? (I know its wrong to assume someone is guilty of something that you don't have proof of but...) maybe some cops are targeting blacks and Hispanics... what id like to know is, are these people also getting fined or ticketed for anything or are they being let go with a warning?
Firefighters remain on scene Friday, July 4, at 725 Breakneck Hill Road in Middlebury, after battling a fire overnight. Credit: Jaimie Cura
DaymanvsNightman July 4, 2014 at 10:35 am
My thoughts go out to Larry Janesky and his family.
Voice of Reason July 4, 2014 at 10:43 am
Glad to hear everyone got out okay (including pets). House is destroyed.
Catherine Gay July 4, 2014 at 04:17 pm
another job well done by hard working MVFD - glad no one was injured
Patch file photo
Molly Woonsocket July 2, 2014 at 07:00 am
No trial? What? I bet if a couple of kids came pointing to you and said "There he is, heRead More exposed himself to us" you would want a trial....I agree they are the worst of the worst but come on dude, what the hell are you thinking?
chuck July 2, 2014 at 09:01 pm
Yeah...I know...he's gonna get a trial. I'm just being a little over the top, but my frustrationRead More with the proliferation of these freaks has reached a new level. If caught and then found guilty, he should be castrated and imprisoned like I said. Sick of these molesters hovering around our playgrounds and ball fields.
Dave G July 3, 2014 at 06:40 am
He's a sick man
OpportunistWatch July 3, 2014 at 09:14 am
Search Google: Rabbi Porn New York....... this case is nothing compared to the ring of childRead More molesters the feds caught last week raping little children. The Rabbi came from Israel.
Husein Ahmetovic. Photo: West Hartford Police.
Bob Kirk July 2, 2014 at 09:56 am
Igor July 4, 2014 at 10:23 am
I love how people try ti justify doing stupid shit. I don't think wearing a normal skirt or dressRead More can be seen as revealing. These women were covered, not nude, not in a bikini. Just going about their business. There's no justification for what this guy did. Castration is a bit harsh though. Although if he's married his wife could think of something even more devastating.
John Desota July 17, 2014 at 11:46 pm
Need alittle up skirt action ...
chuck June 20, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Yeah...glad she's OK. Word was when she came out she was flushed....
Webster June 22, 2014 at 09:07 am
When a any media outlet, in this case the Southbury Patch has to resort to reporting that a womanRead More gets stuck in a bus bathroom, you know that either they are desperate for news OR the publication is a "rag."
Diana June 25, 2014 at 10:53 am
LTR - you never did respond with an answer - have you NEVER, not once, driven over the posted speedRead More limits (and even 1 mph over is technically over and illegal)? Have you NEVER played with a sparkler for the 4th of July? Do you smoke and if so, did you start in school (that's illegal too) I'm just curious. Since you are looking at this in black and white, so will I. :-) Actually - no need to respond - I'm sure someone as perfect as you has never done anything of the sort LOL :-) And no, you can't say it's different, because it's not. Illegal is illegal, period, according to you.
Diana June 25, 2014 at 03:42 pm
LTR - actually, contrary to what you perceive, I have quite an active and fulfilling life, am wellRead More educated and work full time in a management position. I also have compassion, something that too many people these days are lacking. I received no answers to the questions I presented to you and suppose I never will. Oh well. So be it. Enjoy the rest of your day. I know I will. :-) Cheers. "I have concluded that there must be something wrong with you, and you have no life other than to post endlessly, most of which I have not bothered to read or respond to. Suffice it to say, you are wrong and so are the parents, and their child is dead because of that."
Craig Zac June 30, 2014 at 08:56 am
were these two kids that died riding on ATV's wearing any protective gear? what was the causes ofRead More their deaths? going down an embankment is not a cause for certain death in a lot of cases... when these things happen its usually due to Booze, inexperienced riders, rider error in not knowing the terrain or going too fast for the terrain and not wearing a helmet. I have the list of official reports of 2500 people killed while riding on the old 3 wheelers back in the 1980s and 99.9% of these deaths were due to the operator NOT wearing a helmet, the rest were mostly driver error, going to fast, riding with a passenger, and not knowing the terrain (like the one guy who shot up a hill as fast as he could go but didn't realize there was a 20 foot straight drop on the other side) but none of the deaths were due to the machine being unstable or just deciding to crash or flip for no reason.
Convicted murderer Luis Rodriguez
Kevin June 21, 2014 at 08:49 am
He should get the chair.
BJ June 23, 2014 at 09:07 am
You can download the episode at piratebay.org.
JTTPW June 23, 2014 at 05:37 pm
BJ: Thanks for the point of grammar, and a special thanks to your sons, for their service. OOH RAH !Read More :)
brutus June 20, 2014 at 10:06 am
1.6 miles? I wouldn't call that a chase. I would call that a case of an older woman who couldn'tRead More hear or see any sirens for a couple of minutes.
Crystal Wood June 20, 2014 at 10:42 am
If you read the full article from the Republican-American, she wasnt an innocent old lady. She wasRead More driving under suspension, had an unregistered car and was passing people in the breakdown lane. We should all be thankful she didn't hit and hurt anyone.
chuck June 20, 2014 at 09:46 pm
Another Patch disaster. Lead headline has Southbury spelled wrong. Anybody have a clue? Isn't anyoneRead More at Patch embarrassed?? Aside from that, it appears nothing but prison will stop Granny. She's going to drive no matter what they do to her. That's obvious.
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