Thomas Baratta, 49, of 437 Springfield Rd. in Somers, was arrested after a trooper observed him failing to maintain his lane on Route 83 in Somers. The trooper stopped Baratta on Route 190 and he failed several field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested. He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol and failure to drive right and was released on a non-surety bond.
Felix Correa, 20, of 70 Hazel St. in Hartford, was arrested after the Hartford Police Department advised Troop C that it had Correa in custody and that he had an active warrant out of Troop C. A Troop C trooper obtained custody of Correa from the Hartford Police Department and brought him to Troop C for processing. He was arrested and read his written notice of rights, which he signed, and he was subsequently processed according to Troop C policy. Correa was charged with third-degree burglary and fifth-degree larceny for an incident that took place on West Road in Ellington. He was positively identified by his Department of Corrections photos and was given a court date of Feb. 27. At the time of the report, Correa was being held at Troop C with a court set bond of $1,000.
James Cahill, 32, of 41 Whiton St. in Windsor Locks, was arrested after he was found to be creating a disturbance and acting unruly while at a basketball game at Ellington Middle School. He was subsequently arrested and charged with breach of peace.
Nathan Maloney, 18, of 1 Geraldine Dr. South in Ellington, was arrested after state police responded to investigate a complaint of an out of control 18-year-old. Upon arrival, the 18-year-old, Maloney, had fled the scene. It was discovered that he created a disturbance, pushed the victim, and injured him. Maloney was later arrested at the Troop C barracks. He was charged with disorderly conduct: threatening, third-degree assault, and threatening.
Two vehicles were traveling eastbound on Sandy Beach Road in Ellington. A 20-year-old Tolland man looked down for his cigarettes and when he looked up, he saw that he was approaching the rear of the other vehicle, a UPS truck, and could not avoid colliding with the rear of it. Minor injuries were reported by the UPS driver, a 54-year-old Coventry man, and a passenger in the other vehicle, a 20-year-old Ellington man. The Tolland man's vehicle was towed from the scene and he was charged with failure to allow proper distance between vehicles and failure to carry a valid insurance card.
The Ellington Resident State Trooper’s office is investigating a report of a possible violation of a protective order.
A 25-year-old Somers woman was traveling west on Diamond Ledge Road in Stafford when she lost control of her vehicle due to the icy road conditions. As a result, her vehicle rolled down an embankment. The woman sustained minor lacerations, however she declined medical treatment on scene. The vehicle sustained severe damage as a result of the collision.