• Wallingford November 23, 2022 7:03 pm

    Arrest Warrant Details Allegations of Abuse at Wallingford Daycare

    There are new and disturbing details about what police say happened to several children at a daycare in Wallingford. It’s all in the arrest warrant for Brenda Fornal and her boyfriend Grant Freer. The pair were arrested Tuesday. Fornal faces several felony charges, including nine counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of sexual assault...

  • Wallingford November 22, 2022 11:30 pm

    Before Home Daycare Provider Arrest, Inspections Raised Troubling Allegations

    A home daycare provider is facing charges after Wallingford Police say nine children were abused. On Tuesday, police say they arrested the daycare owner, Brenda Fornal. Investigators say nine children were verbally and physically abused at the home daycare on Ridgetop Road. The 61-year-old is facing nine counts of risk of injury to a child, as well as voyeurism with…

  • Wallingford November 22, 2022 6:14 pm

    Wallingford Home Daycare Owner Charged With Abusing Children

    A Wallingford home daycare owner is accused of physically and verbally abusing nine children in her care.

  • Wallingford November 22, 2022 6:15 pm

    Wallingford Daycare Owner Charged With Abusing Several Children: Police

    A Wallingford daycare owner and her boyfriend have been arrested for allegedly abusing nine children in their care, police said. Authorities said 61-year-old Brenda Fornal and 66-year-old Grant Freer were arrested on a warrant. They’re both facing risk of injury charges for an incident that was reported to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) on Aug. 28. Detectives said…

  • Wallingford September 21, 2022 6:56 pm

    Police Look for Man Accused of Stealing Puppy in Wallingford

    Police are looking for a person that’s accused of stealing a puppy from All Pets Club in Wallingford. The incident happened on Aug. 29. Police said the puppy was reported stolen over a week later on Sept. 9. A man with long dreadlocks, wearing a white short sleeve shirt, was seen on surveillance video ducking his head while bypassing store…

  • Wallingford September 16, 2022 4:23 pm

    Police Search For Pickup Involved in Wallingford Hit-and-Run

    Editor’s Note (Sept. 16, 2022, 4:15 p.m. ET): Wallingford police released Ring camera video of a truck they said was involved in the hit-and-run, but now say the truck in the video was not the one suspected of hitting the children. Two people were taken to the hospital after being hit by a pickup truck in Wallingford Wednesday evening, police…

  • Wallingford June 20, 2022 4:12 pm

    Man Dies After Being Hit by Car While Crossing Street in Wallingford

    A man that was crossing the street in an electric wheelchair was struck and killed by a vehicle, police said. Officials said they responded to the area of South Main Street and Cedar Street at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Responding officers said a minivan struck a person crossing the street. Authorities said the minivan was traveling southbound on South…

  • Wallingford June 13, 2022 5:56 pm

    Police Arrest Man Accused of Vandalizing Veterans Memorial in Wallingford Park

    Police have arrested a man accused of vandalizing Veterans Memorial in a Wallingford park last week. The memorial in Dutton Park was vandalized on both June 8 and 9, according to police. Photos posted on Facebook showed a swastika and profanity spray-painted on the memorial. A second photo showed the word “Die” written on the memorial in spray paint. On…

  • Wallingford May 17, 2022 4:45 pm

    One Dead After Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer in Wallingford

    A person has died after a car crash involving a tractor-trailer that happened early Tuesday morning, police said. The crash occurred on South Colony Road, also known as Route 5, at its intersection with South Elm Street at approximately 4:40 a.m. Responding officers said the car involved in the crash was severely damaged and the driver was trapped inside. When…

  • Wallingford May 6, 2022 4:15 pm

    Armed Carjackings Happen in the Same Area of Wallingford in Two Days

    Wallingford Police are investigating after a few armed carjackings happened on the same street in the past two days. Officials said the first carjacking happened on Monday night in the area of 191 South Turnpike Rd. A man had has car taken by two passengers that he previously picked up in a different town while working for Uber. He wasn’t…

  • Wallingford April 11, 2022 9:55 pm

    Woman Arrested After Domestic Dispute in Wallingford

    A woman from Wallingford has been arrested following a domestic dispute incident that occurred on Saturday. According to the Wallingford Police Department, officers responded to a Wallingford home around 1:30 p.m. and learned that a 31-year-old woman fled the scene with a child after assaulting another woman inside of the home. According to police, officers learned that the woman engaged…

  • police pursuit April 2, 2022 7:34 pm

    Meriden Teen Arrested After Pursuit With Police Stemming From Domestic Dispute

    A teen was arrested after being accused of assaulting and driving off with a woman in Meriden, police said. Meriden police responded to what appeared to be a domestic violence incident. When officers got to the scene, they said an 18-year-old allegedly threatened a woman with a firearm, assaulted her, and then drove off with the woman inside his car….

  • Wallingford March 30, 2022 11:15 pm

    Music Instructor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student in Wallingford

    Police have arrested a Wallingford music teacher accused of sexually assaulting one of his students.

  • wallingford police February 23, 2022 6:38 pm

    Wallingford Police Officer Taken to Hospital After Motor Vehicle Collision

    A Wallingford police officer was taken to the hospital after a vehicle slammed into his police cruiser, trapping him inside. According to police, on Tuesday around 9:15 p.m. Officer Justin Bussell was assisting a disabled tractor-trailer located on Route 68 in the area of Barnes Road. Officer Bussell was parked behind the tractor-trailer in a fully-marked police cruiser with its…

  • Wallingford January 24, 2022 6:29 pm

    Police Arrest Suspected ‘Peeping Tom' in Wallingford

    Wallingford Police have arrested a “peeping tom” accused of looking into people’s windows. Officials said 40-year-old Craige Stephens, of New Britain, was arrested on a warrant on Jan. 19. Police said they’ve received numerous reports of voyeurism in town. In July of 2021, officers responded to the area of Clifton Street for the report of a person looking inside...

  • catalytic converter thefts December 14, 2021 11:23 pm

    Wallingford Sees Increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts

    Wallingford’s North Plains Industrial Road is filled with traffic and businesses. And this year, it’s become a prime target for thieves.

  • Catalytic Converters December 14, 2021 11:24 pm

    Wallingford Sees Increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts

    Wallingford’s North Plains Industrial Road is filled with traffic and businesses. And this year, it’s become a prime target for thieves. “We get businesses on the street getting hit every single day. We, our own business, has been hit a couple of times now,” said Plaza Service Center manager Nick Clark. Clark said stealing a catalytic converter from a...

  • Wallingford May 10, 2021 5:02 pm

    Wallingford Man Arrested After Pouring Accelerant in Multi-Family Home With Kids: Police

    A man was arrested after being accused of pouring accelerant in a multi-family home with children inside in Wallingford, according to police. Police responded to the home on East Street on Mother’s Day at approximately 6:45 p.m. for a report of a gas leak. Fire officials determined that the source of the gas smell was not from a natural...

  • Wallingford October 10, 2020 9:54 pm

    Highway Reopened After Car Fire on I-91 in Wallingford

    Interstate 91 has reopened following a car fire that closed all lanes of traffic on the northbound side of the highway, according to the Department of Transportation. The highway was closed between exits 13 and 14, the DOT said. The left lane of traffic was also closed between exits 14 and 13 on the southbound side on I-91, according to…

  • Wallingford July 29, 2020 5:09 am

    1 Dead, 4 Injured After Crash in Wallingford

    One person has died and four other people are injured after a crash in Wallingford on Tuesday night. Officers were called to two-car crash at the intersection of Route 68 and North Main Street Extension around 7:40 p.m. According to police, a man from Madison was driving a Jeep east on Route 68 when he and a Honda CR-V traveling…

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