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- 05/18/15--17:19: Brush Fire Burns Along Tolland Railroad Tracks
- 05/18/15--14:25: Strange Man Grabs Teen Girl, Offers Her Alcohol: Police
- 05/18/15--13:19: State Police Commissioner to Reverse Dispatch Consolidation
- 05/18/15--17:31: New Haven Police Start Dialogue With City Teens
- 05/18/15--18:10: Waco Shootout Linked to Killing
- 05/18/15--19:22: Feds Order New Britain Gun Maker to Turn Over 100 Firearm Parts
- 05/18/15--19:20: Adopted Sisters Meet for First Time
- 05/18/15--14:21: Waco Biker Melee: Bandidos Gang Described as "Baddest of the Bad"
- 05/18/15--14:47: Obama to Visit New London, Stamford This Week
- 05/18/15--16:40: Oakdale Theatre Could Be in Danger of Closing
- 05/18/15--19:21: Pornography Strewn Across Southington Streets
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- 05/19/15--07:34: Watch: Army Captain Rescues Couple After Fiery Wreck
- 05/19/15--08:47: Police Investigate Crash With Cars, Dump Truck
- 05/19/15--08:59: Ogunquit, Maine, Police Find Missing Woman's Body
- 05/19/15--04:31: Whether CT Gets Another Casino Depends on Bill Vote
- 05/19/15--09:20: Police Seek Double Car Larceny Suspect
- 05/19/15--13:37: Bank Robbery Prompted Shelter-in-Place at Newington Schools
- 05/19/15--09:46: Bishop Verot High School student Co
- 05/19/15--10:34: Route 8 South Reopens in Derby After Crash
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Flames shot into the air on Fox Ridge Lane in Tolland Monday night as a brush fire burned along a railroad line, forcing the company to halt trains in the area, according to the fire department.
Tolland fire officials said crews were called to the scene off South River Road around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Dry conditions caused flames to engulf a pile of railroad ties along a freight line from Massachusetts to Providence.
State police also responded to the scene, according to the Tolland Public Safety department. The fire was out by 8 p.m.
Police and the Tolland fire marshal are investigating to determine the cause of the fire. Anyone with information is asked to call the fire marshal's office at 860-871-3677.
Photo Credit: Tolland Fire Department
A Naugatuck man is facing charges after police say he approached a group of teens he'd never met, grabbed a 15-year-old girl and offered her alcohol, then called her a "pretty girl" and asked to speak with her privately.
Ryan Havican, 39, confronted the group on the Naugatuck Green around 11 p.m. Friday, according to police. The teen told officers Havican asked if she wanted a drink, said "who cares" when she told him she was underage and pressured her to "join him."
Havican put his hand out for the girl to shake it, and when she did, he pulled her toward him and put his hands on her waist and shoulder, according to police. Authorities said Havican squeezed the girl and told her he "didn't want her out late."
As the teen's friend pulled her away, Havican whispered in her ear that he had been in jail before and said she was a "pretty girl," according to police.
The teen was scared, and police said Havican walked away when she started crying. The girl's parents called police after she went home and told them what had happened.
Officers found Havican in the area with a 5-inch blade on him.
Havican was charged with second-degree unlawful restraint, risk of injury to a child, carrying a dangerous weapon and breach of peace. Havican was held on a $10,000 surety bond ahead of his court appearance Monday.
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Naugatuck police have charged Ryan Havican with second-degree unlawful restraint, risk of injury to a child, carrying a dangerous weapon and breach of peace.
The state police commissioner is reversing a long-contested move to consolidate dispatch centers at troops around Connecticut.
Connecticut State Police launched the consolidation effort in April 2012, when the dispatch centers of two troops in western Connecticut – Troop A in Southbury and Troop B in Canaan – were rolled into Troop L in Litchfield.
Other dispatch centers in the state’s Eastern District were consolidated in the fall of 2013.
The consolidated troops also cut back their hours, but Commissioner Dora Schriro reinstated 24-hour coverage at all state police barracks in March 2014 after members of the state police union protested over safety concerns.
Plans to consolidate Central Dispatch troops – Troop H in Hartford, Troop F in Westbrook and Troop I in Bethany – were suspended indefinitely and were never implemented.
Schriro launched a review of the consolidation plan at the end of January 2014.
She announced Monday that all troops will handle their own dispatch calls beginning in fiscal year 2016. Troops L and C, whose dispatch centers currently take calls for neighboring troops, will once again take only their own calls. They will, however, be available to help other troops in the event of an extenuating circumstance.
“Our State Police Troops are critical to the communities they serve and this plan will yield optimal operational efficiencies at every troop,” Schriro said in a statement Monday. “These adjustments, coupled with the previous improvements that we put into place, will significantly enhance our dispatch operations. The Troops, their towns, local leaders and our stakeholders all contributed to the development of this plan.”
Schriro said it comes as the state implements a next-generation 911 system that's set to be completed in the fall.
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District managers from the New Haven Police Department met with students at Wilbur Cross High School on Monday to have an honest discussion about tensions between residents and law enforcement officers across the country.
"I think what happened in Baltimore and around larger cities around this country, is we forget about our youth. We tend to believe based on stereotyping that our kids aren't doing the right things. But that's not what this is all about," said Lt. Herbert Sharp.
Sharp said it's about building bridges and bringing the police department to the teens to let them know officers care. They met with high school students over pizza on Monday.
"We wanted to meet the kids in a different forum; we want them to know we are people. We want to establish a relationship with them, as well as they might want to with us. We want to make it a little more comfortable," said Lt. Sam Brown.
Brown said many residents only see officers when something is wrong, but he hopes Monday's conversation can help change that perception.
"I think it's very good that the police reach out to the community and get to know them so it isn't seen as two sides facing off against each other. We can truly be united as a community," said Wilbur Cross High School student Jonathan Hayward.
"They're really putting out effort, showing that they really care. It's cool," said fellow student Marquis Jagne.
The district managers hope to have similar events at all schools in New Haven.
The shootout in Waco that killed nine motorcycle gang members had its origins in violence that erupted in the weeks before Christmas, with a beating at a Toys for Tots event in Wise County and a murder in Fort Worth, according to law enforcement sources.
The backdrop is a growing turf battle between the Bandidos — which has controlled drug trafficking routes in Texas for years — and the Cossacks, a lesser-known biker gang that has been gaining power by aligning itself with Bandido rivals, the sources said.
On Dec. 13, 10 Bandidos burst into Gator’s bar in Fort Worth and "without saying a word, started punching and attacking people," according to a police affidavit.
They then opened fire, killing one motorcycle club member, Geoff Brady of Arlington, and injuring three others, police said.
Three gang members were arrested on murder charges. They are out of jail on $100,000 bond each.
Exactly one week earlier, on Dec. 6, other Bandidos members beat a rival biker at a Toys for Tots event in Decatur, police said. The victim declined to press charges and no arrests were made.
Law enforcement sources say the two incidents and now the Waco shootout highlight a growing fight for control of those drug trafficking routes in Texas.
Groups pay a "tax" to the Bandidos for permission to operate freely without trouble, experts say, but the Cossacks are refusing to pay the Bandidos and are aligning themselves with other biker gangs, including the Bandidos’ largest rival, the Hell’s Angels.
"Like any criminal organization, it's about money, it's about control, it's about a lifestyle,” said former North Texas FBI agent Gil Torrez. "You know, be it La Cosa Nostra, or be it motorcycle gangs, if they are a criminal organization, sooner or later, they have to be dealt with."
The Texas Department of Public Safety profiled the Bandidos in an unclassified Texas Gang Threat Assessment just last year.
It identifies the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang as a criminal enterprise, right behind the Bloods and the Crips street gangs.
"Although these gangs vary in size and structure, they are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime across urban, suburban and rural areas of Texas," the report said.
Following the Fort Worth murder, the Bandidos and Cossacks have been involved in at least a dozen violent attacks across North Texas involving hammers, chains and guns, experts said. In some cases, rival gang members have tried to literally run each other off highways.
Now, with the high-profile shootout in Waco, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are gearing up to crack down.
"Law enforcement has got to be on high alert,” Torrez said. “I'm sure they're beating the bricks and doing what they can to develop human intelligence and try to defend against this."
To prevent trouble, some North Texas bar owners are now posting signs which prohibit customers from entering with motorcycle club "cuts, colors or support T-shirts."
Others have similar dress codes.
"We don't allow any of the colors, the back patches, the knifes, the chains — anything like that," said Brandon Murdoch, with Chill Sports Bar & Grill in Grapevine. "We have plenty of people that ride motorcycles that come in here, we even have a designated motorcycle parking, but none of the '1 per-centers' as they like to call themselves."
"If you bend for one or two, then five or six are going to show up, and it can be pretty intimidating for a bar owner," added Murdoch.
NBC 5's Kevin Cokely contributed to this report.
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Geoff Brady, left, and clockwise on the right, Nicholas Povendo, Howard Baker and Robert Stover.
Federal authorities investigating a local gun manufacturer have confiscated more than 100 assault rifle parts from a New Britain facility after finding some 3,000 without serial numbers, which can be illegal, according to a complaint filed in federal court.
According to the complaint, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "discovered numerous violations of federal firearms laws and regulations" while carrying out a compliance check at Stag Arms in New Britain in July and August of 2014.
About 3,000 firearm receivers stored at 119 John Downey Drive in New Britain did not have serial numbers, the complaint alleges. At least 136 parts at 515 John Downey Drive, Stag Arms' other facility, lacked serial numbers and may have been blank for a matter of years.
Federal law requires all firearms to be stamped with serial numbers at the time they are manufactured. Without serial numbers, guns can't legally be moved from the facility where they're made.
According to the complaint, Stag Arms manufactured the parts at 119 John Downey Drive and transferred dozens to 515 John Downey Drive while they were still blank.
The owner of Stag Arms told authorities the parts lacked serial numbers because the employee tasked with stamping them was on vacation, according to the complaint. Agents went back a week later to find the serial numbers were still missing.
The ATF returned in September and confiscated some 100 parts, according to the document. Federal authorities have now issued an order compelling Stag to forfeit the confiscated guns.
A pair of sisters adopted into different families were raised thousands of miles apart and lived entirely separate lives — until a chance encounter led them to the same non-fiction writing class at Columbia University two years ago.
Katy Olson, 34, and Lizzie Valverde, 35, were adopted and raised by separate families three decades ago — Olson in Florida and Iowa, and Valverde in New Jersey, according to The New York Times.
But two years ago, they wound up sitting in the same writing class at Columbia. On the first day, as students shared some stories about growing up, they realized their connection.
"It hit me, all the pieces just collided -- kind of like a big ah-ha kind of moment," said Olson, who had been looking for her sister for years. "I was like, 'Whoa!'"
The reunion was truly against the odds: Valverde had registered for the class on the last possible day, and then only made it to the first class with a minute to spare because of traffic.
After the class, Olson approached Valverde and asking questions about her personal life, they told The Times.
"I think we're sisters," she told Valverde.
Valverde, who never knew she had a biological sister, asked, shocked, "Is this real life?"
This week, as Valverde got ready for graduation, the two women spent time with their biological mother as a group for the first time.
"It was awesome," said Leslie Parker, the women's biological mother, told NBC 4 New York. "Like we'd never been apart, in a way."
Parker had both daughters while she was a teenager in Tampa, Florida.
"I was not in a position to raise them," she told the Times.
"They're brilliant, beautiful young women," she added. "In them, I see what I had the potential to be. They're both living what I always wanted to be."
"It's nice to have a happy ending every now and again," said Valverde.
One of the motorcycle gangs involved in the shootout that left nine people dead in Central Texas over the weekend presents a growing criminal threat to U.S. law enforcement by trafficking cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, federal authorities say.
The Bandidos Motorcycle Club is a highly organized criminal organization whose members use the gang for drug and weapons trafficking and other violent crimes, according to the Department of Justice.
“They have a history of not just violence, but shootings in public places,” Julian Sher, the author of a number of books on biker gangs, told NBCNews.com.
“They relish their brutal pedigree,” said Sher, who is also a senior producer on CBC’s “The Fifth Estate.” “Among the bad guys, they are the baddest of the bad. They flout their violence which is often why they are the center of so much of it.”
At least five rival gangs met at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on Sunday on turf and other issues, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told The Associated Press. All nine of those killed were members of the Bandidos or another of the gangs, the Cossacks. At least another 18 were wounded.
Formed in the 1960s, the Bandidos gang is as dangerous as the Bloods, the Crips, and the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety says.
It has up to 2,500 members in the United States and in 13 other countries and is expanding in the areas it is most active in — the Pacific, Southeastern, Southwestern and West Central regions of the United States, the Department of Justice says.
It is one of the largest of what the Department of Justice calls outlaw motorcycle gangs, more than 300 of which operate in the United States. The Bandidos as well as the Hells Angels, Mongols, Outlaws and Sons of Silence conduct most of the criminal activity linked to these gangs, particularly cross-border drug smuggling, the department says. Because they are international gangs they are able to coordinate drug-smuggling operations with major international trafficking organizations, it says.
The Bandidos and the Cossacks got into a confrontation in another restaurant parking lot in 2013 in Abilene, according to police. A Bandidos president and another gang member were charged with aggravated assault after two members of the Cossacks were stabbed, Abilene police said.
The Cossacks were formed in 1969 in Texas, taking its name from the famed Russian horsemen, according to “The One Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite.” Its motto: “We take care of our own.”
Sher said that the Bandidos had been involved in shootings in Australia and had been part of the “Great Nordic War” in Europe with the Hell’s Angels. A cycle of wars in Quebec left 120 dead.
“They call themselves outlaws or Bandidos,” Sher told NBCNews.com. “They relish that. It’s important that people realize they are not fun-loving rascals. They are violent killers who have murdered innocent people.”
This photo shows a line of men being questioned after deadly violence in Waco on May 17, 2015.
President Barack Obama will visit Connecticut this week.
The president will be the keynote speaker at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement in New London on Wednesday, May 20, according to the White House.
He will then travel to Stamford to attend a Democratic National Committee event, the White House announced Monday.
Air Force One will both arrive at and depart from Stamford.
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President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Salvation Army, Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center May 18, 2015 in Camden, New Jersey.
The fate of Wallingford’s Oakdale Theatre is in the hands of city leaders in light of several complaints about loud noise during concerts.
Theater officials say they’re hopeful about finding a solution.
The theater has been issued a cease-and-desist order by the town of Wallingford, which requires the Oakdale to stop hosting concerts in the dome and imposes a "no noise" condition.
Theater officials and the city plan to meet next week to discuss what happens next.
The Oakdale Theatre has hosted concerts and other performances since 1957, but some neighbors say the noise has lately become louder.
"Their regular concerts that end at 10:30 p.m. are fine. It’s when they play that electronic dance music during the week until like 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. That’s loud," said Leo Mariconda, who lives near the theater.
He said some nights get so loud, he feels the front of his house shake.
Attorney Joan Molloy, who represents the Oakdale, said there are no immediate plans to close the theater, but is concerned about how to operate the theater with the noise restriction. Molloy said the Oakdale may have no choice to but to close down.
In a letter to the town council, President Jim Koplik said: "We are committed to maintain in place the improvements already implemented while we pursue a broader, more effective remedy. The best available known remedies will cost at least $1.2 million. We are seeking a way to fund that through a state grant."
Colby Callahan, who lives nearby, hopes the town and the theater come to an agreement.
"[For] people to prosper locally, that’d be nice, you know? You shut down something big like that, you’re taking away business from a lot of people. That’s unfortunate," said Callahan.
Callahan said he has not experienced any noise issues.
Town officials did not return requests for comment Monday.
That meeting with the zoning board will take place next week May 27.
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Police in Southington are investigating after someone scattered nearly two dozen pornographic photos and a DVD around city streets earlier this month.
Southington police said someone left 20 magazine photos and one DVD at 19 different locations around town. Residents complained of pornographic images on their lawns and streets May 5.
"It's a little disturbing, disheartening. I grew up in this town, and it's always been a relatively low-key town, small town, no problems like this, nothing graphic like this being show, especially around kids, especially around here," said Southington resident Kevin Pistilli.
The following areas have been affected:
"Children shouldn't be exposed to this kind of stuff," said Pistilli. "No matter how you put it, it's kind of unacceptable."
Southington police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 860-621-0101 or submit an anonymous tip by calling 860-276-1234.
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Homeowners on several streets in Southington found pornographic pictures and DVDs strewn on their front lawns on Monday.
An off-duty Army captain is being hailed as a hero after he and other neighbors helped rescue three people from a fiery crash on a country highway in Chatham County, North Carolina.
Capt. Steve Voglezon was on his way to the mall with his girlfriend when he saw two wrecked cars after a head-on-collision, with one vehicle, a Chrysler SUV, engulfed in flames in the middle of the road.
He used a fire extinguisher to break the windows of the other car nearby, an Acura sedan, and rescued William Thompson, 67 and his wife Kathleen, 63.
"They were trapped in there," Everett Bacon, a neighbor who had grabbed several fire extinguishers from his home and battled the flames, told NBC affiliate WNCN. "The windows were up. The doors were locked."
John Spurrell, another neighbor who lives nearby, helped rescue the other driver from his burning Chrysler SUV before grabbing his cell phone to start recording the scene.
The Thompsons and the other driver, Mark Ricketts, 59, were transported to UNC Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Ricketts was charged with traveling left of center, WNCN reported.
Spurrell called Capt. Voglezon "a real hero," though the servicemember said he was just doing his job.
"We have a calling to do whatever we we're called to do," Capt. Voglezon said. "Today I was called to be there at that spot at that time."
Photo Credit: Courtesy of John Spurrell for WNCN
Three people are seriously injured in an explosive, fiery head-on crash and some are calling the off-duty Army Captain who helped rescue them a hero.
East Windsor police are investigating a crash involving two cars and a dump truck on Tuesday morning.
Police said the crash happened at Windsorville Road and Apothecaries Hall Road at 8:20 a.m. and they determined that a one car crossed the center line and hit the other head-on, pushing it into a dump truck.
East Windsor Ambulance Association transported both drivers to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Broad Brook Fire Department responded and assisted with traffic and scene safety.
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Police are investigating a crash in East Windsor.
Police in Ogunquit, Maine, have found the body of a missing 43-year-old Connecticut woman who had been reported as missing since Saturday night.
Kristen Daigle, who's from Vernon, Connecticut and was vacationing in the area, was last seen Saturday evening by a group of friends.
According to necn affiliate WCSH, police found her body Monday night. Police believe her death appears to be a suicide.
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Lawmakers faced with protecting existing state casino jobs while also fighting off competition from outside the state will be voting on a bill soon that is designed to satisfy both.
The new bill would limit the number of new casinos that Connecticut tribes could open from three to one. Initially the tribes were setting out to collaborate on opening three smaller casinos in the state in response to a casino slated to open in Springfield, Massachusetts in 2017, which could draw Connecticut patrons who live closer to it than Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun.
The bill also outlines the process the tribes would have to go through to open another casino.
Municipalities would have to make a proposal to the tribes. Even if they reach an agreement, the General Assembly would have the final say.
However, the bill doesn't list proposed locations, however East Windsor and East Hartford officials have expressed interest. If the bill is passed approving one new casino, the question remains where it will be.
The process is expected to take at least 10 months.
With the Springfield casino a couple years from opening, supporters say the time to act is now. That's why the hope is to add a casino on the I-91 corridor.
Lawmakers could vote on the bill as soon as this week.
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Farmington police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect tied a license plate theft and purse smash and grab targeting two different cars parked at golf courses in town on Sunday.
The man police are looking for is between 35 and 45 years old and is suspected of car larcenies that happened 19 minutes apart, police said.
The investigation began after a Connecticut license plate, 7AKKJ2, was stolen from a car parked at Westwoods Golf Course in Farmington on Sunday at about 3:59 p.m.
Then at 4:18 p.m. on Sunday police received a call from Tunxis Plantation Golf Course on Town Farm Road in Farmington reporting that an unknown man smashed a car window and stole a purse left on the front seat, police said.
The man was driving a red Nissan Sentra that had a sun roof and the stolen license plate was on the back of the car, police said. The car has damage on the right rear bumper and the back tire appears to be a spare, according to police.
The man was captured on gas station surveillance footage and police are looking for him.
Police ask anyone with information to call 860-675-2400. Anonymous tips can be made at 860-675-2483.
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Police issued shelter-in-place orders at two schools in Newington while they searched for an armed bank robber early Tuesday afternoon.
It started around noon Tuesday when a man with a handgun and a bandanna over his face held up the Dutch Point Credit Union at 465 Willard Avenue in Newington. Police said the man got away with an unknown amount of money and got into a waiting, dark-colored Mercedes SUV in a nearby parking lot.
Since the bank is located near two schools – Newington High School and Martin Kellogg Middle School – authorities issued shelter-in-place orders on both campuses while police looked for the suspect. The orders were lifted after police determined the robber had left the area, according to police.
Police are still searching for the perpetrator, who is described as man with blue eyes. Police said he was wearing a khaki-colored hat, dark bandanna, blue-and-gray plaid jacket, black pants, blue sneakers and latex gloves.
The getaway car was last seen driving westbound on Alumni Road.
Police are investigating. Anyone with information is urged to call Newington police detectives at 860-666-8445 and refer to case number I20151662.
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Police are investigating a bank robbery in Newington that led to shelter-in-place orders for two schools.
For a southwest Florida teen, getting a diploma is just part of what he's celebrating this season.
Bishop Verot High School student Connor Gregory is graduating with 14 years of perfect attendance that span back to pre-K, NBC affiliate WBBH reported.
Brenda Gregory said her son was recognized early on for perfect attendance in elementary school. By fourth grade, he saw it as a challenge and decided he wanted to keep the streak going.
His family encouraged him, even when it meant sacrificing creature comforts like family trips or the occasional sick day. Connor rarely got sick, he told WBBH
He had a close call in second grade three days after Hurricane Charley hit. The family did not have power yet, but received a call that school was still on.
"I told the kids, don't shower [and] put your clothes on. We're leaving," his fater Scott Gregory told WBBH.
Connor, a math and science whiz, is headed to Florida State University in the fall.
Asked whether he'll try to keep up that perfect record in undergrad and beyond, Connor said, "I think we'll have to see about that."
Connor has attended more than 2,500 consecutive days of school over the course of his education.
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Route 8 South in Derby has reopened after a single-car crash just after the exit 17 off-ramp, according to state police.
Traffic was diverted off the highway at exit 17 southbound and immediately back on by the on southbound ramp, but the state highway has since reopened.
No information was immediately available on injuries sustained or the circumstances of the crash.
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The Naugatuck Police Department announced on Facebook that they are offering a free bed and breakfast service this weekend, but it's not a conventional special you'd want to take them up on.
Why not? Because you'll only get it if you're arrested on drunken driving charges and are staying in police lock-up.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Naugatuck police quipped about a bed and breakfast weekend special at the department in efforts to discourage driving while intoxicated.
"Not enough stress in your life? Tired of that pesky job? Can’t stand all that responsibility that goes along with having a drivers [sic] license? How about giving all your friends (…and enemies) something to talk about? ….well we have a deal for you!! … This weekend - and This weekend only – The Naugatuck B&B is offering a free cinderblock view suite to anyone that operates their motorized vehicle intoxicated up Route 63 (South Main Street) at High Street during the hours of 6:30 PM and 2:30 am," the police department's Facebook post said. "That’s right – I said FREE!!! … This deal includes free meals, a very comfortable steal (sic) bed and were also throwing in our patented 'All you can use Toilet Paper special.'"
Continuing with its sarcasm, the Facebook post goes on to say that the offer comes with a warning and a disclaimer that there might be a cost to you.
"Now – there is a chance you can incur some costs, such as lawyer fees, lost time or even termination of work, embarrassment and possible loss of trust from family and friends, but listen – this deal is much too good to pass up for those that like to drink and then get behind the wheel!!" the police department warns.
Reading between the lines? All joking aside, don't drink and drive.
"This deal is not going to last long," police said. "Well, actually, it never ends,… but still - don’t say we didn’t warn you!!! … This weekend, the NPD B&B will be rockin’!!! …. Hope we don’t see you!!"
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The Naugatuck Police Department announced on Facebook that they are offering a free bed and breakfast special this weekend, but it's not a conventional special you'd want to take them up on.