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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.
Jon Crickmore July 20, 2014 at 07:19 am
My son lived in one of the units destroyed by the fire. His mother woke up smelling smoke and calledRead More 911. 15 min later she called 911 again because the fire dept still had not gotten there. When they finally arrived the fire hydrants didn't work and they had to drag a house back to the entrance of the condominium complex to get water. By then everything was destroyed. It a disgrace that residents have to depend on an all volunteer fire dept to save their lives. The town has some questions to answer. Maybe they will do something when someone dies. I urge all involved to file suit against the town and who ever is responsible for testing these fire hydrants.
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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
Photo courtesy of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Facebook Page.
brian kelly July 13, 2014 at 12:29 am
i guarantee you, at this very moment. that poor defenseless bear is in a taxidermy shop beingRead More stuffed. and will end up in that cops family room. where his kids will play with it. big man!
Patricia Caruthers July 13, 2014 at 08:56 pm
Was this REALLY the only way to handle this situation???? Could they have not tranquilized the bearRead More and relocated him to a safer place??? Is the Bear really the animal here?????
Winston W July 14, 2014 at 12:02 am
I am a hunter and have no problem shooting an animal for meat. Although everyone may not agree withRead More this lifestyle, I think we can all agree that the DEEP's actions as of the past several years including shooting moose and black bears in situations where they can EASILY be tranquilized and relocated can be summed up as... a disgrace. Our tax dollars pay wildlife officials to do their job correctly, not use a bullet because it's cheaper and everyone will be home in time for dinner. Whoever is in charge of making these decisions in the field needs to ease up on the law enforcement training and go back to school to learn to be a proper wildlife technician and do the right thing. And people pleassssse... if you have a problem with a wild animal on your property, call a nuisance wildlife control operator. NOT your local Police, they have no wildlife training and will most likely shoot an animal that can easily be relocated!
Bert Marchael July 10, 2014 at 08:56 pm
Similar scam involving the IRS. Caller Id will say Washington DC or even IRS and demand money.Read More Remember the IRS only contacts you through the mail.
Corrine July 11, 2014 at 08:39 am
Yay for the store clerk who informed the couple!!
Bert Marchael July 9, 2014 at 06:48 am
I wonder if he is an illegal, I mean undocumented person living here. I also wonder if he wasRead More collecting welfare instead looking for legal employment.
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kernelpanic July 8, 2014 at 04:52 pm
I was at the pool and the pool staff did a fantastic job. And the police and EMTs worked quicklyRead More and effectively as well when they arrived. I do think it's important to note that police officer did not arrive for approximately 10 minutes (full disclosure - I was not monitoring the clock) and the EMT arrived several minutes later, followed shortly by a second ambulance. I was under the impression that South Windsor was working to improve emergency medical service response. Although this was a fantastic outcome, I believe faster emergency response is in order. If this woman required care beyond what the pool staff could provide, I'm not sure if the outcome would have been favorable.
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!
Fred July 7, 2014 at 05:03 pm
The millions in taxes for these wonderful magnet schools are really paying off. Kids are so muchRead More smarter in these safe and wonderful facilities that promote such higher learning. I also can't wait till Mary Jane is legal and then the cops won't have to bother with these pesky arrests. You know, as they apply to kids, just like the cigarette, alcohol, and cell phone laws everyone ignores...
Fred July 7, 2014 at 05:08 pm
The millions in taxes for these wonderful magnet schools are really paying off. Kids are so muchRead More smarter in these safe and wonderful facilities that promote such higher learning. I also can't wait till Mary Jane is legal and then the cops won't have to bother with these pesky arrests. You know, as they apply to kids, just like the cigarette, alcohol, and cell phone laws everyone ignores. Not to get off track but is anyone doing the math as to how much is costs society when the concerts come to town? The amount of ER trips is staggering for kids who get drunk and high. Figure $2000 on average per concert goer who goes to the ER to sleep. Ask the ER staff how much they like working when these concerts are held. The Comcast should be required to hire a medical team with 200 beds and basic monitoring to allow the folks to sleep it off right on site rather than the needless ER visits. They can triage the bad ones and transport them...
Webster July 8, 2014 at 09:14 am
Get your facts straight. Marijuana is NOT SENDING kids to the ER at concerts- Ecstasy/Molly is. IRead More agree that Marijuana should be legalized, regulated and taxed the same way as alcohol, but Marijuana doesn't belong on school grounds in any form legal or not. Just as Alcohol or cigarettes don't belong on a school campus.
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
Great job CT STATE POLICE!
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?
Debbie Tremonte July 10, 2014 at 09:43 am
In this case, I am guessing that the mental issues are probably a result of not being able to beRead More with her children. The courts and DCF have screwed up "rules" when it comes to cases like this. This woman is clearly just trying to see her kids and the "system" being in charge is creating problems for her and her kids. I am sure that they probably haven't even had her medically checked for mental problems and are labeling her unfairly as a result of taking her children. It was bad judgement on her part to take her kids to Maine but if she was going to harm them, she had plenty of time and opportunity to do so then. Too often this state makes up its own rules & regulations on stuff like this and our Department of Children & Families is and has been for quite some time, worthless.
john a July 18, 2014 at 07:11 am
the woman has mental health issues because the father was granted primary custody afterRead More she and her ex-husband divorced , in case nobody knew ct doesnt award primary custody to fathers unless mother really has issues and protective orders are in place because of all the violent and deadly actions people have done , and the courts do take them very seriously , my daughter knows both parties and i,ve met the husband and seems like a regular joe ,nice guy cares about & for his boys , but on the other hand because shes a female the courts wont be as hard on her as they would if it was the other way around , sad thing is the children are & will be in the middle until she get the help thats needed
Catherine & Dennis July 18, 2014 at 08:40 am
Again I did not say this woman has mental issues.i have no idea if she does any more than the testRead More of you do. I commented on a situation I was close to and did have knowledge However the judge has reasons for his rulings. Before throwing comments to others about being ignorant and rude be sure you READ and COMPREHEND before throwing your own stones ok?
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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
idiot
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 ...
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