South Windsor Police Briefs

By Christian Mysliwiec - Staff Writer
South Windsor - posted Fri., Nov. 9, 2012
Gregory Burnham was charged with assault in the third degree and criminal violation of protective order. Photo courtesy of SWPD. - Contributed Photo

Domestic Dispute

On Monday, Nov. 5, at about 11:30 p.m. South Windsor police were notified of a domestic dispute that had occurred at a Troy Road home. The female victim had sought treatment at an area hospital for facial injuries.

“We were notified of the domestic by Manchester police. They had contacted the victim, who was at Manchester Hospital seeking treatment,” said SWPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Scott Custer.

The woman had been hit with her own laundry basket. While Custer said there were no broken bones, the victim had facial injuries, which included swelling and bleeding. “Once Manchester police determined that it occurred in South Windsor, they contacted South Windsor police,” said Custer.

Officers responded to the home on Troy Road and located the male suspect, Gregory Burnham, age 50, of 141 Troy Road, South Windsor. At the home, officers attempted to take Burnham into custody, and he became verbally abusive and began kicking at officers. Officers “dry stunned” him with their Taser electronic control device to subdue him. A Taser can be used in two ways: two darts can be shot into the victim, conducting the shock, or officers can remove the darts and apply the shock directly, which is called a dry stun. “After that, he became more cooperative,” said Custer.

Burnham was charged with assault in the third degree and criminal violation of protective order.  Burnham was held on a $10,000 surety bond and ordered to appear in Manchester Superior Court on Tuesday, Nov. 6.


Overnight Parking Ban

Residents are reminded that no vehicles shall be parked on the public streets of the town overnight for the period from Nov. 15 to April 15. Any vehicle parked continuously between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. during this period shall be deemed to have been parked overnight, and the owner may be subject to a fine.


Snow/Ice Storms

No vehicle shall be parked on the public streets of the town during a snow or ice storm that has been in progress one hour, and continuing for a period of 24 hours after the storm has ended.  Residents’ cooperation in keeping the roads free of parked vehicles allows the Public Works crews to clear and sand roadways in a timely and efficient manner, making travel safer for everyone.


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