Ellington-Somers Police Blotter: June 29-July 5

The following arrest reports, provided by Connecticut State Police, are accurate as of July 6, 2012. Items on this list reflect charges filed, not convictions.

June 29

A 63-year-old Ellington man was traveling eastbound on Upper Butcher Road in Ellington as a 31-year-old Ellington woman was attempting to pull out of a private driveway to travel westbound on Upper Butcher Road. The woman had limited visibility due to high vegetation and a curve, and began to pull out into the eastbound lane. The man saw the woman pulling into his lane and attempted to avoid the vehicle. However, his motorcycle struck the vehicle, resulting in a loss of control of his motorcycle. The man had minor scrapes to his arms and legs and was transported by to Rockville General Hospital. The woman was charged with failure to grant right of way from a private driveway.

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George Owen, 42, of 762 Old Colony Rd. in Meriden, was transported from 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 the charge of fugitive from justice. Owen 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. 

June 30

Michael W. Rivera, 20, of 360 Springfield Rd. in Somers, was spotted by a trooper running radar on Route 190 in Somers traveling 50 miles per hour in a posted 35 mile per hour zone. Rivera was stopped on School Street and was given several field sobriety tests which he failed. He was transported to Troop C where he refused a breath test. Rivera was issued a Rockville Superior Court date of July 11 after being held at Troop C for several hours. He was charged with failure to carry license, traveling unreasonably fast/fast for conditions, and operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol.

July 1

David G. Lingua, 68, of 135 Tripp Rd. in Ellington, was arrested by the Vernon Police Department for DWI. A File 5 check revealed that Sgt. Patrick Sweeney of the held an active arrest warrant for Lingua for DWI and failure to drive in established lane. Lingua was arrested at the Vernon Police Department without incident. He was transported to Troop C, processed, and later released on a $500 non-surety bond. Lingua is scheduled to appear at Rockville Superior Court on July 17.

Nicholas E. Hastillo, 32, of 100 Tripp Rd. in Ellington, was stopped in Willington for a traffic violation and was subsequently arrested. He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, narcotics kept only in original container, illegal possession of a narcotic, and carrying a firearm while under the influence of liquor/drug. Hastillo was transported to Troop C where he was processed and issued a court date of July 11. He is currently being held on a $5,000 non-surety bond.  

July 2

Henry Aberle, 87, of 175 Mountain Rd. in Ellington, was charged after members of the Ellington Resident Trooper’s Office responded to Mountain Road for a report of an erratic operation of a motor vehicle. Upon conducting a motor vehicle stop, the vehicle was found to have a misused registration. Aberle was in possession of a kitchen knife. After refusing repeated directives to drop the knife, a physical altercation ensued and Aberle assaulted one police officer and was taken into custody. He was arrested and transported to Troop C where he was processed. He was charged with interfering with an officer, assault on public safety personnel, and disorderly conduct.

July 5

Bruce E. Lockyer, 56, of 20 Battle St. in Somers, was observed operating his vehicle erratically on Route 190 in Somers. Upon further investigation, it was learned that he was under the influence and was subsequently taken into custody without incident. He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol.


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