South Windsor police activity
By Christian Mysliwiec - Staff Writer
South Windsor - posted Fri., Mar. 15, 2013
Several incidents of shoplifting were recently reported by the South Windsor Police Department, in addition to a variety of motor vehicle violations:
Interfering with an officer/Operating with suspended license
South Windsor police arrested Lakisha Bonds, 31, of 53 Imlay St., in Hartford, on Thursday, March 7. A warrant had been issued for her arrest stemming from an incident that occurred in November 2012. An officer working a plainclothes assignment at Evergreen Walk attempted to stop her as she was backing out of a handicapped parking spot. Officers wanted to interview her after employees at the Gap store notified police that they suspected Bonds had shoplifted items. When the officer identified himself to Bonds, she backed out and drove off, and officers were unable to locate her. An arrest warrant was later obtained for her and served on March 7.
Bonds was charged with interfering with an officer, disobeying the signal of an officer, operating a motor vehicle when license is suspended and unauthorized use of a handicapped permit. She was released on an $8,500 surety bond and was scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on March 21.
Larceny in the sixth degree
South Windsor police responded to a complaint of shoplifting that occurred on Friday, March 8, at the Target located on Buckland Hills Drive. Store security identified a man stealing items in the store. Officers arrested the man, Nathaniel Walker, 35, of 15 Dorchester Drive, in Windsor.
He was charged with Larceny in the sixth degree and was later released on $1,500 non-surety bond. Walker was turned over to the Southington Police Department, who held an arrest warrant for him. He is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on March 21.
Larceny/Narcotics/Motor vehicle violations
Later that day, South Windsor police were again dispatched to a shoplifting report at Target. Store security had identified a woman stealing merchandise. South Windsor officers arrested Carla Rutigliano-Molleur, 51, of 79 Brentmoor Road, in East Hartford.
Shoplifting turned out to be one of several charges leveled against her: Rutigliano-Molleur was also charged with operating a motor vehicle when license is suspended, unauthorized use of a handicapped permit, larceny in the fifth degree, possession of narcotics, and larceny in the third degree. She was later released on a non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on March 21.
Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/Speeding
A South Windsor police officer stopped a vehicle on John Fitch Boulevard for a violation on Saturday, March 9, at about 4 p.m. The officer suspected the man was under the influence of alcohol. Following a series of roadside sobriety tests, officers arrested the man, Clifton Jefferson, 47, of R31 Mill Pond Road, in East Windsor. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and speeding.
Jefferson was later released on $1,000 non-surety bond and was scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on March 18.
Motor vehicle violations:
A South Windsor police officer stopped a vehicle on Nutmeg Road North for a violation on Tuesday, March 12, at about 1:30 a.m. The vehicle was driven by Jose Martinez, age 19, of 9 Bigelow St. in East Hartford. The officer then learned that the car was neither registered nor insured and Martinez's license was suspended.
Officers arrested Martinez. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle when license is suspended, misuse of license plates, failure to carry insurance and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.
Martinez was released on $500 surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Manchester Superior Court on March 25.
In the police briefs published March 14, the sub-headline on the SWPD report of one arrest incorrectly implied that Jeremy Sufrin, age 22, of 12 Spruce Lane, South Windsor, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, with respect to an incident on March 2. He was charged with evading responsibility and failure to drive in proper lane.