Torrington arrests for Jan. 17, 2018 – The Register Citizen

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BREACH OF PEACE: Peter S. Plourde, 59, of 613 South Main St., first-floor apartment, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 15 and charged with second-degree breach of peace. He was given $500 bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 16.
BREACH OF PEACE: Ashley Fiorillo, 28, of 163 Funston Ave., Torrington, was arrested Jan. 14 and charged with second-degree breach of peace. She was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 16.
BREACH OF PEACE: Paola Joaquin-Esmurdoce, 25, of 236 Birchwood Drive, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 15 and charged with second-degree breach of peace. She was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 16.
DUI: Randy Decker, 41, of 26 Starks Hill Road, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 14 and charged with illegally operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs. He was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 22. He was also arrested Jan. 15, charged with disorderly conduct, and released on a $500 surety bond for a Jan. 16 court appearance in Torrington.

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Torrington arrests for Jan. 15, 2018 – The Register Citizen

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LARCENY: Trevor H. Zygmunt, 30, 98 Main St., Torrington, was arrested on two warrants stemming from Oct. 5, 2016, and charged with two counts of sixth-degree larceny. He was given $2,500 combined bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 22.
PROTECTIVE ORDER: Cathleen M. Reichenberg, 54, 1070 Pothier Road, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 2 and charged with violation of a protective order. She was released on a $1,000 court-set surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 16.

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Torrington police blotter | Republican-American

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BARTHOLOMEW L. NERI, 39, 196 Hoffman St., Torrington, sale of illegal drugs, Jan. 10. Released on $2,500 non-surety bond for appearance Jan. 22 in Torrington Superior Court.
JAMIESON A. REYNOLDS, 30, 28 Sharon Ave., Torrington, illegal possession of narcotics, possession of less than one half ounce of marijuana, Jan. 10.
SAMUEL GATES, 33, 109 Palmer Bridge Road, Torrington, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of narcotics, school zone violation, interfering with police, simple trespass, Jan. 14.

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Torrington arrests for Jan. 12, 2018 – The Register Citizen

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CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Shawna M. Marston, 33, of 89 Pearl St., Torrington, was arrested on a warrant stemming from Dec. 17 and charged with second-degree criminal mischief. She was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 16.
FAILURE TO APPEAR: Thomas McCracken, 30, of no certain address, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 8 and charged with first-degree failure to appear. He was held in lieu of a $2,500 court-set surety bond.
DUI: Cody W. O’Kelly, 30, of 79 Judson St., Woodbury, was arrested Jan. 9 and charged with illegally operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and a speeding infraction. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 22.
FAILURE TO APPEAR: Melissa M. Baresi, 29, of 124 Lincoln Ave., Apartment 2, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 10 and charged with second-degree failure to appear. She was given $500 bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 29. Baresi was also arrested Jan. 10, charged with illegally operating a motor vehicle under suspension, use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 22.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Jacob M. Reynolds, 18, of 42 Dorothy Drive, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 10 and charged with speeding, delivery of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance or more than a half-ounce of marijuana and sale of a controlled substance. He was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 22.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: Steven M. Lehoux, 27, of 130 Pearl St., Torrington, was arrested Jan. 8 and charged with illegal possession of narcotic, sale of certain illegal drugs, use of drug paraphernalia, possession in a school zone and improper turn/stop – signal lamp. He was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 22.
DUI: William J. O’Connor, 60, of 119 Tioga St., Torrington, was arrested Jan. 7 and charged with illegally operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs. He was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 16.
CRIMINAL TRESPASSING: Chantel E. Regis, 28, of 121 Birden St., Torrington, was arrested Jan. 11 and charged with second-degree breach of peace, third-degree criminal mischief and first-degree criminal trespassing. She was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 11.
ASSAULT: John W. Rosenbeck, 51, of 46 Pleasant St., Torrington, was arrested Jan. 4 and charged with second-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault, and second-degree threatening. He was held in lieu of a $1,0000 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 11.
VIOLATION OF PROBATION: Brandon Driscoll, 22, of 49 Pulver St., Torrington, was arrested Jan. 10 and charged with violation of probation. He was held in lieu of a $30,000 court-set surety or cash bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 11.
PROTECTIVE ORDER: Jordan H. DeAngelo, 26, of 249 Litchfield St., Torrington, was arrested Jan. 10 and charged with violation of a protective order – threatening/harassment/assault and first-degree criminal trespassing. He was held in lieu of a $500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 11.
ROBBERY: David P. Garceau, 38, of 127 Turner Ave., first-floor apartment, Torrington, was arrested on a warrant stemming Sept. 18 and charged with attempt to commit first-degree robbery. He was held in lieu of a $200,000 court-set bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 22.
CRIMNAL MISCHIEF: Trevor L. Hines, 32, of 279 South Main St., Apartment 7, Winchester, was arrested Dec. 28 and charged with second-degree breach of peace and second-degree criminal mischief. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 12.

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Torrington police blotter | Republican-American

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Torrington police recently filed the following charges:
WILLIAM J. O’CONNOR, 60, 119 Tioga St., Torrington, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Jan. 7. Released on $1,500 non-surety for appearance Jan. 16 in Torrington Superior Court.
STEVEN M. LEHOUX, 27, 130 Pearl St., Torrington, illegal possession of narcotics, sale of certain illegal drugs, use of drug paraphernalia, school zone violation, improper turn, Jan. 8. Released on $2,500 non-surety bond for appearance Jan. 22 in Torrington Superior Court.
JACOB M. REYNOLDS, 18, 42 Dorothy Drive, Torrington, speeding, delivery of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, Jan. 10. Released on $1,500 non-surety bond for appearance Jan. 22 in Torrington Superior Court.
JORDAN H. DEANGELO, 26, 249 Litchfield St., Torrington, violation of a protection order, first-degree criminal trespass, Jan. 10. Held on $500 surety bond for appearance Jan. 11 in Torrington Superior Court.
BRANDON DRISCOLL, 22, 49 Pulver St., third floor, Torrington, violation of probation, Jan. 10. Held on $30,000 court-set surety bond for appearance Jan. 11 in Torrington Superior Court.
MELISSA M. BARESI, 29, 124 Lincoln Ave., Apt. 2, Torrington, driving with a suspended license, use of drug paraphernalia, possession of a control substance or more than a half ounce of marijuana, Jan. 10. Released on a promise to appear Jan. 22 in Torrington Superior Court.
JOHN W. ROSENBECK, 51, 46 Pleasant St., Torrington, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, Jan. 4. Held on $1,000 surety bond for appearance Jan. 11 in Torrington Superior Court.
CHANTEL E. REGIS, 28, 121 Birden St., Torrington, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespass, Jan. 11. Released on $1,500 non-surety bond for appearance Jan. 11 in Torrington Superior Court.

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Torrington police blotter | Republican-American

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SHAWNA M. MARSTON, 33, 89 Pearl St., Torringtonm second-degree criminal mischief, Dec. 17. 2017. Released on $500 non-surety bond for appearance Jan. 16 in Torrington Superior Court.
NATASHA GONZALEZ, 34, 267 Litchfield St., Torrington, second-degree breach of peace, Jan. 3. Released on a promise to appear for appearance Jan. 16 in Torrington Superior Court.
TANNER PREATO, 19, 20 Alexandria Dr., Barkhamsted, first-degree threatening, second-degree harassment, Jan. 7. Held on $7,500 surety bond for appearance Jan. 8 in Torrington Superior Court.
DEONTE JENKINS, 23, 123 Winthrop St., Torrington, interfering with or resisting an officer, Dec. 31, 2017. Released on a $2,500 surety bond for appearance Jan. 8 in Torrington Superior Court.
TY KITTLE, 28, 65 Patterson St., Torrington, sale of a controlled substance, possession of hallucinogens, use of drug paraphernalia, controlled substances within 1,500 feet of a school, reckless driving, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, traffic control signals, operating a motor vehicle without a license, disobeying an officers signal, Dec. 31, 2017. Released on a $10,000 surety bond for appearance Jan. 8 in Torrington Superior Court.
MAGGIE M. STOVALL, 24, 94 Washington Ave., Torrington, failure to obey stop sign, illegal operation of motor vehicle under suspension, illegal operation of motor vehicle without minimum insurance, improper use of marker, license or registration, Jan. 6. Issued a misdemeanor summons for appearance Jan. 16 in Torrington Superior Court.

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Torrington arrests for Jan. 8, 2018 – The Register Citizen

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RECKLESS BURNING: Terrano G. Mullings, 21, of 95 Clarence St., first apartment, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 7 and charged with reckless burning and second-degree reckless endangerment. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 16.
UNSUPERVISED CHILD: Mariya H. Racheva, 27, of 44 Birdsall St., Apartment 2, Winsted, was arrested Jan. 7 and charged with unsupervised child under 12 in public place/motor vehicle. She was released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 16.
BREACH OF PEACE: Natasha Gonzalez, 34, of 267 Litchfield St., Torrington, was arrested Jan. 3 and charged with second-degree breach of peace. She was released on a promise to appear and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 16.

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Consumer Watch: Rising rent | WTNH Connecticut News

What doesn’t get mentioned is how can a tenant convince a landlord not to raise their rent? – Be prompt with your rent payment. Don’t make the landlord come begging for it. – Be respectful of the property and other tenants. – Don’t waste a landlord’s time complaining about things that are out of landlord’s control. (my house is at 63 degrees, don’t bitch because your heat works hard to get to 70 in subzero temps.) Bottom line is “don’t be a dick”. Then a landlord would be pleased to cater to a good tenant.
Any more suggestions?

(CNN) — A new study finds that millions of Americans can’t afford their rent .
It’s the focus of political promises and slogans. The rent is just too high.
According to a new study, millions of Americans can’t afford their rent.
A Harvard report found that almost 21 million people were considered burdened by their rent in 2016. This means more than 30% of income is dedicated to housing and utilities.
Some are in even worse shape.
25% of renters pay more than half of their income for housing.
Losing such a big chunk of your check can impact your savings and force tough spending decisions down the road like deciding weather to pay rent or pay for food.
There is some good news.
An improving economy and rising paychecks have helped ease the burden for some renters.
However, affluent renters combined with high building and land costs are driving the prices up.
You may be able to lower payments. Try to switch providers every year and call your cable company to see if you can negotiate a lower rate. If that doesn’t work, cut the cord and switch to a streaming service.
Also, consider getting a roommate. The new person could help you cut costs in half.
If you are a good renter, haggle with your landlord. Try to talk the company out of raising your rent when it comes time to renew.
If an appliance breaks, ask your landlord about getting credit on your next rent statement, especially if you have to spend money while you wait for that appliance to get fixed.
The bottom line is that it doesn’t hurt to have a conversation. It may just help keep your costs down.

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Torrington arrests for Jan. 5, 2017 – The Register Citizen

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SALE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Dawn M. McGowan, 59, of 68 Wilson Ave., Apartment 313, Torrington, was arrested Dec, 19 and charged with use of drug paraphernalia, possession in a school zone, possession of a controlled substance – one-half to four ounces of marijuana, and sale of controlled substance. She was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 4.
HARASSMENT: Michael A. Soto, 26, of 34 North Elm St., first apartment, Torrington, was arrested on a warrant stemming from Nov. 16 and charged with second-degree harassment and second-degree threatening. He was given $1,500 bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 16.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: David W. Lequire, 44, of no certain address, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 3 and charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer/resisting arrest. He was held in lieu of $2,500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 4.
FAILURE TO APPEAR: Spencer J. Daniel, 25, of 112 Michael Road, New London, was arrested Dec. 30 and charged with second-degree failure to appear. He was given $1,500 bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 10.
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CRIMINAL TRESPASSING: Luis A. Justiniano, 47, of 31 Scoville St., first apartment, Torrington, was arrested Dec. 30 and charged with violation of a protective order — threatening/harassment/assault and first-degree criminal trespassing. He was held in lieu of a $1,000 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
BREACH OF PEACE: Joseph M. Wilt, 35, of 37 Winthrop St., second apartment, Torrington, was arrested Dec. 30 and charged with breach of peace. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
BREACH OF PEACE: Brooke A. Richardson, 32, of 37 Winthrop St., second apartment, Torrington, was arrested Dec. 30 and charged with breach of peace. She was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
ASSAULT: Jonna Monterio, 50, of 177 Mount Pleasant Terrrace, Torrington, was arrested Dec. 30 and charged with breach of peace, third-degree assault, and third-degree criminal mischief. She was given $2,500 bond.
FAILURE TO APPEAR: Richard Bohner, 45, of no certain address, Torrington, was arrested Dec. 30 and charged with two counts of failure to appear and two counts of sixth-degree larceny. He was held in lieu of $6,000 combined bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
ATTEMPT TO COMMIT BURGLARY: Jonathan Billingham, 33, of 614 Prospect St., first apartment, Torrington, was arrested Dec. 31 and charged with breach of peace, second-degree threatening, third-degree criminal mischief, and attempt to commit first-degree burglary. He was held in lieu of $2,500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
DUI: John Bridges, 47, of 69 Sunrise Drive, Torrington, was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with illegally operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and illegally operating a motor vehicle under suspension. He was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 8.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Michael W. Dunkling, 25, of 680 Prospect St., Torrington, was arrested Dec. 31 and charged with disorderly conduct. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 8.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Brenda Berg, 48, of no certain address, Torrington, was arrested Dec. 30 and charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer/resisting arrest. She was released on a $1,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 8.
INTERFERING WITH OFFICER: Melquawn Jamison, 19, of 133 Bunker Hill Road, Waterbury, was arrested Dec. 31 and charged with interfering with an officer/resisting arrest. He was held in lieu of a $5,000 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
SALE OF CERTAIN ILLEGAL DRUGS: Damon L. Spencer, 41, of 212 East Pearl St., Torrington, was arrested Dec. 31 and charged with use of drug paraphernalia, and, on a warrant stemming from Aug. 21, sale of certain illegal drugs. He was held in lieu of a $151,000 combined surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 8.
SEXUAL ASSAULT: Andrew Baker, 37, of 82 Pythian Ave., Torrington, was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with second-degree breach of peace, fourth-degree sexual assault, and second-degree unlawful restraint. He was released on a police-set $1,500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
POSSESSION: Joshua Sanford, 26, of 187 Doman Drive, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with breach of peace and possession of drug paraphernalia in a school zone. He was released on a police-set $500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
ASSAULT: Matthew Williams, 28, of 33 Johnson St., Torrington, was arrested Dec. 30 and charged with breach of peace and third-degree assault. He was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 8.
BURGLARY: Terry W. Sherman, 47, of 20A Isaiah Smith Lane North, Morris, was arrested Nov. 2 and charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny. He was released on a $2,500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 8.
BREACH OF PEACE: Christopher McCarthy, 32, of no certain address, was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with breach of peace. He was given a $2,500 surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
RISK OF INJURY TO CHILD: Frederick E. Jury, 64, of 195 Wadhams Ave., Torrington, was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with breach of peace and risk of injury to child. He was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 2.
BREACH OF PEACE: Margaret McDonagh, 48, of 236 Winsted Road, Torrington, was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with breach of peace. She was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
CRIMINAL TRESPASSING: Dean Lebrecht, 33, of 9 Deer Run Trail, Sherman, was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with breach of peace, first-degree criminal trespassing, and violation of a protective order. He was held in lieu of a $5,000 police-set surety bond and scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Torrington Jan. 2.
EVADING RESPONSIBILITY: Emmarosa Leger, 25, of 279 Grantville Road, Winchester, was arrested Dec. 30 and charged with evading responsibility — motor vehicle. She was released on $0 bond and scheduled to appear in court Jan. 8.

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Columbus proposes landlord registry ordinance – Connecticut Post

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A proposed ordinance that would create a city landlord registry in south-central Indiana is facing opposition from property owners.
The Columbus ordinance would require any individual who rents out a property to provide the city with updated contact information and pay a fee.
Councilor Elaine Wagner told WXIN-TV that the city can’t always reach property owners when there are code violations, fires or crime. She said the city resorts to sending about 1,000 certified letters per year that cost up to $10 each.
“At seven to 10 dollars a pop, we don’t always get information back, we don’t always get a response, and so that’s a burden on the city,” Wagner said.
If the City Council approves the ordinance, Columbus would join a growing list of Indiana cities requiring such registries.
Columbus has become the second-most transient city in the state, according to Wagner and Robin Hilber, a community development projects coordinator. They said about half of downtown properties were once owner-occupied, but the number has declined to between 20 percent and 30 percent. Hilber said the ordinance would help meet changing needs.
Local landlord Susan Thayer Fye said the registry is additional paperwork with no real benefit. She fears it will drive away potential investors.
Fye said the local landlord association can help with contacting property owners if there is an issue. She said most property owners would prefer to track down landlords than add to their heavy load of government-mandated paperwork.
Wagner acknowledged the concern.
“But after the ordinance is passed and after it’s established, I think that people will see that it’s more helpful than it is harmful,” Wagner said.
If the ordinance is approved, property owners would have 60 days to register their rental properties or face a fine.
The first ordinance reading is scheduled for Jan. 16 2018.

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