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    A two-vehicle crash in Connecticut claimed the lives of two young people including an 18-year-old high school senior and a 15-year-old. The Hartford County crash, between a motorcycle and an SUV, took place in Glastonbury around 7 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 25 on Hebron Avenue. According to Capt. Mark Catania, of the Glastonbury Police, the department responded to the area near the Exit 2 on-ramp after another driver reported the crash. When officers arrived they found a serious crash between a motorcycle and an SUV with numerous injuries, police said. The motorcyclist, identified as Gordon "Mac" Southby, age 18, of Glastonbury, a senior at Glastonbury High School, and a 15-year-old rear seat passenger in the SUV were transported to an area hospital for treatment, police said. Southby died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The 15-year-old died later Sunday night, Catania said. Police said all other occupants of the SUV were hospitalized for observation. Identification of the 15-year-old passenger has not been released to allow the family time to provide notification, Catania said. The crash is under investigation.  Anyone with...
    A Connecticut police officer was injured along with several others during a head-on crash with a vehicle that allegedly crossed the center line on a busy roadway. The crash took place in Hartford County around 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 in Glastonbury on Hebron Avenue. An investigation found that a Ford Fusion was traveling west on Hebron Avenue crossed the center line just west of Hawthorne Mead Drive, sideswiped a Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling in the opposite direction, and then struck a Glastonbury Police cruiser head-on, said Lt. Corey Davis, of the Glastonbury Police. The Jeep then struck a fourth vehicle.  The driver of the Ford Fusion was transported to Hartford Hospital, the operator of the Jeep was transported to St. Francis Hospital, and the officer was also transported to Hartford Hospital.  The operator of the fourth vehicle was uninjured. All injured parties suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Davis said. The cause and contributing factors to the crash are still under investigation.  Any witnesses are asked to contact Sgt. Pagliughi at 860-652-4254.
    Seen her? A Silver Alert has been issued for a 15-year-old teen in Connecticut who has not been seen in several days. In Hartford County, the Glastonbury Police Department issued a Silver Alert for Amaree Felicier, who left her home on Sunday, Dec. 19, and has not been seen since. When she was last seen, police said that Felicier was wearing blue jeans and a black-colored long-sleeved shirt. No other descriptive information has been provided by police. Anyone with information regarding Felicier's whereabouts or who recognizes her has been asked to contact the Glastonbury Police Department by calling (860) 633-8301 and referencing case number “2100022827.”  Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A longtime police officer in Connecticut died suddenly at the age of 54, leaving his police department in mourning.  The Glastonbury Police Department announced the sudden death of Officer Francis Perrone who died Sunday, Aug. 29 at home, said Captain Mark Catania.  Perrone served with the Glastonbury Police Department since September 2013, and at the time of his passing was assigned to the Patrol Division, Catania said. He came to the Glastonbury Police Department with a plethora of experience, after serving with the City of Hartford Police Department for over 20 years.  Perrone retired from the Hartford Police Department holding the rank of Sergeant.  "He was very involved in the tactical team, firearms training, and community policing," Catania said. "Officer Perrone had a passion for law enforcement and was extremely proud to serve the communities of Hartford and Glastonbury." He was also known to have a keen sense of humor and was approachable to all who encountered him.  "Officer Perrone enjoyed the interaction with the community and treated his brother and sister officers as if they were his family, the Captain said. Perrone was married with two children.
    Police have identified a suspect in the repeated vandalism of a soldier’s memorial. Glastonbury Police said, over the last three weeks, officers received multiple reports of vandalism to the Sgt. David Coullard memorial. Coullard was a Marine Corps sniper and Glastonbury, Connecticut native. He was killed in action in Iraq, 2005. The Coullard memorial is located on Belle Woods Drive in a peaceful alcove surrounded by trees with a bench and a brick walkway. The memorial itself is made of stone and a metal plaque.  Following an investigation, police said they have identified a 14-year-old Glastonbury boy who is responsible for damage made to the memorial on multiple occasions. The Marine Corps League has replaced Sgt. Coullard’s memorial - they did so after each incident, police said. Officers said they anticipate restitution for the vandalism. Due to the juvenile status of the suspect, he will not be identified by the police. 
    The popular swimming spot, Cotton Hollow in Glastonbury, has been shut down indefinitely due to safety concerns. On Monday, July 20, Glastonbury Police said Cotton Hollow has seen a “significant increase” in use recently and emergency personnel has been called to the area to save cliff jumpers, police said. Police were also critical of the extra trash thrown around the natural spot. “Of particular concern is broken glass along the trails and possibly in the water,” said Police Chief Marshall S. Porter in a statement. Porter said that before reopening Cotton Hollow, the town should investigate whether swimming and cliff jumping is safe there as well as the level of risk people are taking to go down a trail with steep drop-offs that may have been made worse by the increase in traffic. Once these issues are addressed, Porter said he would like to see Cotton Hollow open again. The area will be monitored for compliance with the ban, he said. Photos of Cotton Hollow posted to local Facebook pages noted the parking lot has been full lately. This kicked...
    A Hartford woman and her one-year-old son were injured in a drive-by shooting in Glastonbury July 16. At around 10 a.m. that day police responded to a report of a drive-by shooting at Homewood Suites Hotel, 65 Glastonbury Blvd. A dark SUV, with at least two men inside, drive into the back parking lot and discharged a handgun in the direction of the 23-year-old woman and her son, police said. The victims were visiting people at the hotel when the shooting happened. They were treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Police said the drive-by was not a random act. “Our investigation leads us to believe this was not a random act, but instead a targeted assault on someone who was in the area at the time,” police said in a Facebook statement. “Therefore, we don’t believe there is an ongoing threat to the Glastonbury public.” The matter is under investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is being asked to call police at (860) 652-4260.
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman and her 1-year-old child were shot in the parking lot of a hotel in Connecticut, where they were visiting residents, police said. On Thursday morning, a man fired a handgun out of an SUV, hitting both the woman, 23, and her son, who was in a stroller, Glastonbury police said. Police said they were treated at a nearby hospital, and their wounds were not life-threatening. Police believe that the shooting was targeted, but that the woman and her child may not have been the intended victims. “We’re trying to identify witnesses who may have information,” Lt. Corey Davis told the Hartford Courant. Glastonbury is a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut, where the woman and her son live. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Connecticut
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