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East Haven Cops Arrest Six for Car Theft Attempt

The incident took place Saturday evening at Ernie and Sons garage.

Update at 9 a.m. on Monday

The East Haven Police Department press release regarding this incident has been added to the gallery that accompanies this article.

Original Story

East Haven Police nabbed six individuals in what appeared to be an organized attempted car theft.

According to the New Haven Register, the latest incident took place at 8 p.m. Saturday when the suspects attempted to break into Ernie and Sons garage.

The article said four of the suspects were minors. Police found them in possession of drugs, burglary tools and a stolen car.

Lise Cavallaro February 20, 2012 at 04:01 PM
The NH Register is hardly progressive literature.
Richard Poulton February 20, 2012 at 04:03 PM
How dare you compare what is presented on that video as happening in East Haven. Show me one photo of a "beat-up" person, or night sticks being used on "grounded" persons. Let the DOJ present one such photo at trial. You know what, they can't. Show one medical report of injuries inflicted, they can't. Granted there maybe incidents that were wrong but your suggestion that this is happening in EH is out of line.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) February 20, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Trinity: The Facebook link is not relevant, and I have now removed it. I removed a similar post on another article thread earlier this morning. Please understand it can take some time to go through all of the comments on the articles. And with this article about an arrest, and not the DOJ report and/or indictments, anything not pertaining to this incident has been — and will be — removed.
Bob Fawkes February 20, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Good job by the EHPD in apprehending these young punks. Give credit where credit is due.
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Baloney, Julie. You are obviously allowing your agenda to affect your good judgement. This site clearly favors the police to the point of deleting relevant articles and allowing abusers free reign. Both sides need to be clearly presented. A police state envionment brought on the holocaust. Engaging in a power stuggle with good folks who are posting valid information is childish and ego centered.
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Why are you posting information about the arrests of private citizens on this site? What gives? Did Michelle steal your sweetheart?
Julie Weisberg (Editor) February 20, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Trinity: If you would like to share your perspective regarding the DOJ's ongoing investigation into the EHPD, the more appropriate place would be the articles — and there are several — on East Haven Patch that directly relate to the investigation, as well as the overall issue of alleged racial profiling and mistreatment of Latino residents. For example, this article here about the indictments last month http://patch.com/A-qwtZ would certainly be a comment thread where California's posts or your comments would be appropriate. Just FYI.
Luigi (the original) February 20, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Who is Michelle and what does she got to do with this tread?
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 04:53 PM
I am not prepared to gloss over the horrid incidents of abuse perpetrated by th EHPD. These guys are embarrassed. They should be embarrassed. The sunlight of truth is the best disinfectant. This site is digressing into a Stepford wife mentality where progrssive thought and free speech are shot down by those who wish to encourage totalitarianism and deny truth. I thought you folks were better than that. I know Ariana Huffington is.
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Luigi, check out the OMG! Thread. The poor woman got a dwi for driving a car with two flat tires.
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Julie, you strategically hide or bury those threads as soon as any meanigfull debate takes place. That sort of behavior points to police favoritism.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) February 20, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Trinity: No one strategically hides or buries any posts on any topic at any time on EHP — ever. In fact, articles that garner a large amount of discussion among readers will usually be pinned to the homepage for often days at a time. Once the discussion on that post begins to wane, it will be unpinned and allowed to filter down through our news feed, as commenting attention moves to other more recent posts, and then one of those articles will most likely be pinned as well. And so on as the cycle continues. Hopefully, that clears up any confusion.. Also, any future comments on commenting and how the site is moderated, should go on this article the homepage here (http://patch.com/A-mK9B) as it specifically addresses the issue. Thanks!
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 05:34 PM
The answer to this conundrum is to front or two of the EHPD abuse threads and keep them at the top of the site. When folks have to do a web search to find a thread they are less likely participate. Perhaps that is why you bury them.
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Julie that is not true and you know it. I have seen very active threads get burried or shut down. Please dont be dishonest.
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Lol! Are you directing me to yet another burried thread. Perhaps Huffington post needs to hear about your bias.
Richard Poulton February 20, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Julie, you are not going to win with this person. Do what you have too do.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) February 20, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Trinity: The commenting article was republished and lead this morning's newsletter. It is also currently pinned to the top of the homepage, and it has garnered some new discussion as well... and so, any future comments on this thread that do not relate directly to the incident and arrests will be removed. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 05:50 PM
All of the prominent theads on this site are geared twards smoothing over the hurt feelings of the police. There is virtually no activity on these threads, yet they remain in prominint positions. This is innapropriate and dishonest.
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I agree Richard, Julie will not win. The DOJ will win. The FBI will win. They always win This site seeks to portray a biased, untrue perspective in reference to the EHPD. I know from personal experience that the majority of folks in Ct. do not approve of the priorities and agenda of their local police departments.
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Luigi, I addressed the relevancy issue a couple of posts back. Despite the cordial tone of my post it was deleted. Perhaps if Julie had not deleted my post you could more easily connect the dots.
Luigi (the original) February 20, 2012 at 06:08 PM
You can say whatever you like, and honey coat it til the bees fly home. There is ZERO relevance in your comparison. Show me some actual East Haven photos or stop.
Trinity February 20, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Luigi, I am not going to argue with you. I made my point, Julie deleted the post, until she restores it, this topic is moot.
Bob Fawkes February 20, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Trinity, Long term and meaningful social and political change was never accomplished on a public forum. Who "butters the bread"? What are the real goals behind websites such as The Patch? These are questions we, the people, need to be asking ourselves. More than anything, these websites tend to work in tandum with the existing system. The only thing that seems to be happening here now is the good old "Divide and conquer". You yourself, are beginning to sound like provacateur.
Becki Pastor February 21, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Not sure if you are on FB or not but we have a page that addresses many of the issues you raise in a much more detailed way along with our desire to have Mayor Maturo resign. Check it out if you wish....we only ask that people be respectful, any comments that contain personal attacks or profanity will be deleted. https://www.facebook.com/pages/East-Haven-Taxpayers-Calling-For-Mayor-Maturo-to-Resign/300367823343829
Julie Weisberg (Editor) February 21, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Becki: In an effort to keep this article thread on topic, I'm going to ask that you post your comment about the FB page on our Open Topic Thread here http://patch.com/A-qYQ2, as I'm now in the process of going through and removing the posts that do not relate to the arrest this article specifically addresses. Also, just so you know, we did do an article a few weeks ago that highlighted your FB page, as well as the site supporting Mayor Maturo (http://patch.com/A-qz4). Just FYI.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) February 21, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Everyone: For those who participated in this discussion, I want you to know that I'm leaving my exchange with Trinity up on this thread, even though there is no direct link to article's subject matter, to keep things as transparent as possible. Any other comments that did not relate to that or the arrests have been removed.
Trinity February 21, 2012 at 03:23 AM
I agree, Jacobo. This flood of online activity will not last long. Duty calls. However, it is important to me to re-establish an online presence.
Bob Fawkes February 21, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Resist much, obey little. (Whit Whitman)
Bob Fawkes February 21, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Walt Whitman; typo
Secretariat February 22, 2012 at 06:45 AM
For those of you wishing to know about your civil rights when stopped by the police, click on the link below. http://toxiccops.com/category/your-rights

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