Daily Blotter – Feb. 13

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

Railroad Workers Find Man’s Body
Workers of the Providence and Worchester Railroad found a man's body near Paper Mill Road on the Sprague town line at 10:59 a.m. Friday. The circumstances of the death are unknown and his death is considered suspicious because of the remote location where the body was discovered, police said. There is no indication of criminal activity. State Police are awaiting autopsy results. 

Students Busted for Pot at High School

Two Madison high school students were arrested, accused of having pot they intended to sell. Madison Police Department went to Daniel Hand High School on Feb. 12 after school officials said they found the students with marijuana.

Police arrested three 17-year-old Daniel Hand High School students. Two were charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana due to the quantity and method of packaging along with other pertinent information. One was charged with possession of marijuana.

Police are withholding their names are being withheld due to their ages.

Man Found Near Pump House Was Shot

The man found dead near a Danbury reservoir was shot multiple times during a homicide, the medical examiner says. The man's body was found Tuesday afternoon near the Padanaram Reservoir pump house. His identity hasn't been confirmed yet.

Teen Accused of Larcenies at Farmington High School

Mark J. Doyle, 18, of Bristol, is accused of being one of three teens behind a string of larcenies at Farmington High School. He is accused of stealing and pawning iPods, cell phones and cash. He was charged with fourth-degree larceny and held on a $5,000 bond.

Mayor Looks to Retailers for Help in War on Drugs

Torrington's mayor wants to crack down on drugs by getting stores to stop selling drug paraphernalia. Mayor Ryan Bingham doesn't want to pass any new laws. Instead, he's asking store owners to voluntarily stop selling items. Bingham fears with the economy worsening, drug use may be on the rise. He says a rise in drug use could lead to a rise in crime.

Ansonia Educators Lose Jobs for Strip Searches

An Ansonia teacher and principal at Pine Academy involved in strip searches of four male students will not return to their posts. Patricia Nicolari and John Pollins will remain on administrative leave until the end of the year, at which time they will resign. The strip searches happened in December after $70 was stolen from a teacher. The money was never found.

New Haven Murder Suspect Arrested

A man arrested in connection with one of three shootings in New Haven will face a judge today. Maurice Ross, 25, faces murder charges in the death of his girlfriend, Shalanda Joyner.  She was shot and killed Tuesday night in her Woolsey Street apartment .  Ross is being held on $2.5 dollars bond.

Waterbury Police Search for Fugitives

Waterbury police are looking for Frederick Bonds, 21, of Waterbury. He is accused of first-degree assault and second-degree assault from an incident in October 2008.  They are also looking for Shan Freeman, 18. He is charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit assault from an incident in May 2008. If you see him, call the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 203-410-9026.

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