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Ellington-Somers Police Blotter: April 6-April 12

The following arrest reports, provided by Connecticut State Police, are accurate as of April 13, 2012. Items on this list reflect charges filed, not convictions.

April 7

Bonnie R. Gill, 51, of 14 Florence Ave. in Ellington, was charged after state police and Ellington officers responded to the victim’s residence for a domestic violence complaint. As a result of this investigation, Gill was arrested and transported to Troop C where she was processed and released on a $1,000 non-surety bond. Gill was charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault.

Salvatore E. Secondo, 27, of 43 Bebbington Rd. in Ashford, turned himself in at Troop C on a Rockville Superior Court arrest warrant. Secondo was arrested and released on a bond pending a court date of April 25. He was charged with second-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace: threatening for an incident on West Road in Ellington. 

April 8

A 22-year-old Manchester man was traveling westbound on Crystal Lake Road (Route 140) approximately two tenths of a mile from Pinnacle Road in Ellington. He lost control, swerved off the right shoulder and struck a wire rope guardrail and six wooden posts before rolling over down an embankment. The man and three passengers were injured. The operator and two passengers - a 20-year-old East Hartford man, and a 13-year-old Ellington boy - were transported to St. Francis Hospital via for non-life threatening injuries. One passenger - a 20-year-old Vernon man - was transported, prior to state police arrival, by his father to Rockville General Hospital. The vehicle was towed by . 

April 9

A homeowner on Ellington Avenue contacted police after hearing steps on a rear porch and then discovering that there was an attempt to gain entry into the residence by cutting the screen on the exterior storm door. The suspect fled without gaining entry into the residence. A k-9 search of the area revealed that the suspect had fled the vicinity. This case remains under investigation.

April 11

Louis H. Auger, 46, of 60 Pineridge Rd. in Torrington, and Janice R. Moreau, 63, of 33 Birchwood Dr. in Torrington, have been charged after on Feb. 3, Troop C was contacted by in Somers who explained that they had intercepted a letter to an inmate with some narcotic medical strips inside. The letter addressed to inmate Louis Auger was sent by a Janice R. Moreau of Torrington. Three orange strips, that were believed to be the drug Suboxone, were found inside this letter. On April 11, Moreau and Auger turned themselves in at Troop C on active arrest warrants. Moreau was charged with conspiracy to commit unauthorized delivery to a correctional institution, unauthorized delivery to a correctional institution, illegal sale of a controlled substance, and conspiracy to commit illegal sale of a controlled substance. She was held on a $20,000 bond and transported to Rockville Superior Court for presentment. Auger was charged with conspiracy to commit unauthorized delivery to a correctional institution, criminal attempt to illegal sale of a controlled substance, and conspiracy to commit illegal sale of a controlled substance. He was held on a $20,000 bond and transported to Rockville Superior Court for presentment.

Ian Grimsley, 26, of 51 Cook Hill Rd. in Windsor, was transported from Hartford Correctional Center to Rockville Superior Court so that an active arrest warrant could be served. He was placed under arrest on an active arrest warrant issued by Rockville Superior Court - for an incident on Colorado Drive in Somers - for the charge of second-degree burglary. Grimsley was processed and held on a $5,000 bond set by the court. He was then turned back over to the state marshals to be presented to the court.

James J. Levasseur, 30, of 53 Ward St. Apt. 3 in Vernon, was transported from Hartford Correctional Center to Rockville Superior Court so that several active arrest warrants could be served.

  • Levasseur was placed under arrest for third-degree burglary into a motor vehicle (2 counts), sixth-degree larceny (2 counts), and tampering with a motor vehicle (2 counts) for an incident on Jobs Hill Road in Ellington. He was processed and held on a $2,000 bond set by the court. Levasseur was then turned back over to the state marshals to be presented to the court.
  • Levasseur was placed under arrest for third-degree burglary into a motor vehicle (3 counts), fourth-degree larceny, and tampering with a motor vehicle (3 counts) for an incident on Somers Road in Ellington. He was processed and held on a $2,000 bond set by the court. Levasseur was then turned back over to the state marshals to be presented to the court.
  • Levasseur was placed under arrest for third-degree burglary into a motor vehicle (2 counts), fourth-degree larceny, and tampering with a motor vehicle (2 counts) for an incident on West Road in Ellington. He was processed and held on a $2,000 bond set by the court. Levasseur was then turned back over to the state marshals to be presented to the court.
  • Levasseur was placed under arrest for third-degree burglary into a motor vehicle, sixth-degree larceny, and tampering with a motor vehicle for an incident on Field Road in Somers. He was processed and held on a $2,000 bond set by the court. Levasseur was then turned back over to the state marshals to be presented to the court.
  • Levasseur was placed under arrest for third-degree burglary into a motor vehicle (4 counts), third-degree larceny, tampering with a motor vehicle (4 counts), and criminal trespass for an incident on Egypt Road in Somers. He was processed and held on a $2,000 bond set by the court. Levasseur was then turned back over to the state marshals to be presented to the court.

April 12

Wayne Porcello, 55, of 129 Springfield Rd. in Somers, was stopped for motor vehicle violations on West Stafford Road in Stafford. Subsequent investigation revealed that Porcello was driving under the influence. He was arrested and processed without incident.

Joshua Laprade, 33, of 43 Madison Ave. in Bridgeport, was transported from Osborn Correctional Institution to Rockville Superior Court so that an active arrest warrant could be served. He was placed under arrest on an active arrest warrant issued by Rockville Superior Court for the charge of fugitive from justice. Laprade was processed and held on a $50,000 bond set by the court. He was then turned back over to the state marshals to be presented to the court.

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