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Ellington-Somers Police Blotter: June 1-June 7

The following arrest reports, provided by Connecticut State Police, are accurate as of June 8, 2012. Items on this list reflect charges filed, not convictions.

June 1

A 22-year-old Somersville woman was traveling east on Route 190 and then stopped as another vehicle was coming out of a driveway. The vehicle, which was unoccupied, rolled out of the driveway as the driver got out to get the mail. The vehicle rolled into Route 190 and struck the woman's vehicle. No injuries were reported.  

A 62-year-old Enfield man was traveling south on Mountain Road, approaching Camp Road, in Somers and an ATV driven by 15-year-old from Stafford was traveling east on Camp Road. The driver of the ATV failed to stop for a stop sign located on Camp Road at intersection with Mountain Road and ran into the front end of the man's vehicle. The juvenile was thrown from the ATV, sustained minor injuries, and was transported by to Johnson Memorial Hospital. 

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June 2

At 2:19 a.m. on June 2, the Somers Fire Department, along with several other surrounding fire departments, responded to a reported , formally known as the Somersville Mill. Upon arrival, responding firefighters were met with a fast moving fire that engulfed the former 150,000 square foot textile mill building built in 1860. An investigation was conducted by the town of Somers fire marshal's office, with the state fire marshal’s office, and determined that the fire was intentionally set. The property has been posted with the arson tip-line information advising that there is a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for this fire. Anyone with information pertaining to this fire should contact the arson tip-line at 1-800-84ARSON, or Troop C at 860-896-3200. This case remains under investigation by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Troop C, Somers Resident Trooper’s Office, along with detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime Squad Troop C, Somers fire marshal's office and the state fire marshal's office, and the State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit.

June 3

Erik A. Davis, 18, of 88 Chaffee Rd. in Stafford Springs, was arrested for DUI during the course of a motor vehicle stop on Stafford Road by Camp Road in Somers. He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, operation of a motor vehicle by a minor having an elevated blood alcohol content, and unsafe movement of a stopped vehicle. Davis was issued a $500 non-surety bond by Sgt. Ryan and was released on the same on June 3. The vehicle was towed by Bolles. 

June 5

Troopers were dispatched to for a report of found contraband. Subsequent investigation revealed that an inmate fabricated a sharp object out of a pen, tape, and a sharpened piece of steel. The object was found hidden in a wall compartment during routine inspections. This case is currently under investigation.

June 6

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 the court for an incident on Cricket Lane in Somers. Grimsley was charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, and fourth-degree larceny. He was processed and held on an $8,000 bond set by the court. Grimsley was also charged with third-degree burglary and fifth-degree larceny for an incident on Cricket Lane in Somers. He was held on an $8,000 bond set by the court. Grimsley was then turned back over to the state marshals to be presented to the court. 

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