A GPS tracking system located inside the ankle monitor worn by Todd Boucino, who was taken into custody by Windsor Police with the assistance of a SWAT team Thursday morning, enabled the department to obtain a warrant fo the Windsor resident's arrest, Windsor Police Cpt. Tom LePore said.
Boucino wore the ankle monitor as a condition of his federal probation, said LePore.
According to LePore, WPD investigated a domestic disturbance at Boucino's residence above Tast of India Wed., Oct. 19.
"Overnight, we received a call from a neighbor indicating that their may be a disturbance. [Boucino] was not supposed to be there," said LePore.
Using GPS coordinates provided by the ankle monitor worn by Boucino, the department was "able to ascertain... that he was in the building," LePore said.
When Windsor Police arrived at the apartment Thursday, they were not allowed entry to the door, said LePore.
Given the lack of response at the door and what Windsor Police called "Boucino's volatile history," a SWAT team was dispatched to assist in his arrest.
"Use of a SWAT team sounds aggressive, but a lot of times the presence of a SWAT team makes a person think twice and surrender," said LePore.
Occasionally, LePore added, there are individuals that will stay holed up inside a building and resist SWAT's presence. "That was obviously not the case," he said.
Boucino surrendered peacefully, Windsor police reported Thursday.
Boucino was charged in 2010 with second-degree robbery, second-degree larceny, unlawful restraint and thrid-degree assault; charges associated with what was reported to be his involvement in a robbery scheme that ended in a fatal car crash, killing Connecticut State Trooper First Class Kenneth Hall, according to Courant.com.
At the time of his 2010 arrest, Boucino was also wanted by the U.S. Marshals "because he has violated the terms of his probation for a federal conviction for bank robbery," Courant.com reported in 2010.