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Kim Smith says she was the victim of voyeurism three years ago at Hammonasset Beach State Park (Shelly Sindland Photography)
Tmc July 24, 2014 at 10:21 pm
Pretty sure whomever recorded her bod shut off the playback in 2 seconds and smashed the cam with aRead More hammer.
Casey Penders July 24, 2014 at 10:54 pm
This happened 3 years ago and was thought to have been taken care of. Now 3 years later - on JulyRead More 5, 2014 this has happened again. Obviously there are still policies/procedures that need to put in place. Imagine if this was you with your 2 young girls - quite a tramatic situation.
Ca Pen July 24, 2014 at 11:01 pm
This happened 3 years ago and was thought to have been taken care of. Now 3 years later - on July 5,Read More 2014 this has happened again. Obviously there are still policies/procedures that need to put in place. Imagine if this was you with your 2 young girls - quite a tramatic situation.
Inpanh Thammavongsa. Photo Credit: Monroe Police
Igor July 24, 2014 at 03:08 pm
This could be hard to prove. Another case of he said/she said.
Aaron Boyd July 24, 2014 at 07:41 pm
Post updated at 7:40 p.m. Thursday with the accused's correct age.
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.
NHPROEQUIP July 24, 2014 at 04:16 pm
Very sorry to read this story. Hate to see equipment fail, it can be life threatening. Prayers outRead More for the victim.
Tom Coon July 16, 2014 at 11:38 am
which town line there are 2 of them and both have areas with rocks.
Ginny Curbow July 16, 2014 at 03:10 pm
I assume near twin pines. Been an on going problem no one cares to address
Lauren Monaco July 16, 2014 at 06:34 pm
Does injury to my car count!? I drove into that and I busted my right front tire and rim! There wasRead More a huge concrete of a bolder that took me by surprise as I was in the right lane turning that bend! Now my wheel isn't correctly the same!
George Kenyon July 16, 2014 at 03:38 pm
Eddy, new hires have a year under statute to become certified by the state. Criteria must be metRead More before one is eligible. There are also other certifications needed EMD etc. Which only the civilian dispatchers at the 911 center hold.
Tom Coon July 16, 2014 at 04:03 pm
if I am correct they have up to a year to become state certified under the sec 28-30. As for beingRead More EMT most towns are backing away from that due to the fact that being a emt does not give you an advantage. Everyone is trained to provide EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) which is pre arrival instructions. These are card sets that they must be followed in order to be covered if something were to go wrong.
kevin morann July 23, 2014 at 01:39 pm
Are the police officers certified to be dispatchers ??
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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
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.
Priscilla Purse July 5, 2014 at 02:04 pm
We got one of these pieces of junk stuck IN our mailbox. Not one bit frightened, though.
Opening Shot July 5, 2014 at 02:28 pm
Paranoia is the new black.
Bruce July 5, 2014 at 03:11 pm
How about just throwing out the flyer and getting on with your life.
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?
Sue July 4, 2014 at 11:55 am
As if the recent, tragic story in the news isn't enough of a reminder of what happens when you leaveRead More a child in a sweltering hot car...isn't this "parenting 101" up there with don't let your children play on the highway?? I just heard her reason on the news and that was the child didn't want to go into the store... Really?? The child is 3, you pick them up and take them into the store... Is this woman all there? If her husband has any sense he'll divorce her and take custody.
CM July 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm
You're not supposed to play on the highway ??
Ellen R Majewski July 9, 2014 at 09:13 am
Joseph Maturo Jr.
Richard Poulton July 3, 2014 at 04:05 pm
I agree Norm, very vague reporting on someones part. In re-reading the NHR I see that any newRead More recruit to be a PO must sign a contractual agreement to remain a EHPD for 3 yrs, which is NOT a residency clause. If the New PO decides to leave to another PD the town is re-imbursed for the towns cost to conduct certain exams and back ground checks. Not required to re-imburse the amount spent to send to P.A. I think this is good. You join the department to be part of the town, not to get a little expierence and then jump to another PD. Maybe the Patch reporter and Lips can get togther and check their notes.
Peter T. Cianelli July 3, 2014 at 04:19 pm
This Connecticut Police Union official's statement is one of the many reasons why the taxpayers allRead More over the Country can no longer support these Public Unions.....if our town pays to train these officers then they should be required to sign the agreement to stay in our town ....
Brian McCready July 4, 2014 at 10:48 am
My apologies for mixing up the residency requirement aspect. I corrected the story to make it clearRead More East Haven is asking the officers pledge to remain with the department for three years. There is no residency requirement. The error was mine.
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