Hey Buddy, Want A PC?
by Staff | Oct 28, 2011 2:44 pm
Posted to: Legal Writes
After checking out some “new” computers for sale from the trunk of a car, a man pulled out $200, only to have it snatched from his hand.
That’s according to police spokesman Officer David Hartman. Here’s what he said happened:
At about 6 p.m. Thursday, police responded to Grand and Blatchley avenues in Fair Haven on a robbery report. The victim told them he had been confronted by a man who asked him if he was interested in buying a computer. The victim asked to see the merchandise. The man opened the trunk of his car, which held several “new” computers. He asked the victim if he had money. When the victim produced $200, the man grabbed the cash, pushed the victim, and sped off in his BMW.
The car is registered to a person in Hartford. The Hartford police department is helping to investigate the case.
In other police news, according to Hartman:
Robbery: Las Vegas Jewelers on Chapel Street was robbed at around 2 p.m. Thursday. The store owner and his wife were present during the robbery but were unharmed. The thieves made off with about $6,000.
Gunfire: At 4 a.m. Friday, police responded to reports of gunfire near Gilbert and Orchard streets. They found a man who told them he’d been riding his bike when a gold four-door car pulled up. One of the passengers shot at him with a black pistol. The man ditched the bike and fled on foot through the Waverly Townhouses. He was unhurt.
Police are asking grocers to temporarily stop selling items often used for mischief during Halloween, including “eggs, spray paint, lighter fluid, toilet tissue and nuisance novelty items.”
Police sent out the following Halloween safety tips:
Treats: Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering.
Flame Resistant Costumes: When purchasing a costume, masks, beards, and wigs, look for the label Flame Resistant. Although this label does not mean these items won’t catch fire, it does indicate the items will resist burning and should extinguish quickly once removed from the ignition source. To minimize the risk of contact with candles or other sources of ignition, avoid costumes made with flimsy materials and outfits with big, baggy sleeves or billowing skirts.
Costume Designs: Purchase or make costumes that are light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists.
* For greater visibility during dusk and darkness, decorate or trim costumes with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of a car’s headlights. Bags or sacks should also be light colored or decorated with reflective tape. Reflective tape is usually available in hardware, bicycle, and sporting goods stores.
* To easily see and be seen, children should also carry flashlights.
* Costumes should be short enough to prevent children from tripping and falling.
* Children should wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes . Mother’ s high heels are not a good idea for safe walking.
* Hats and scarfs should be tied securely to prevent them from slipping over children’s eyes.
* Apply a natural mask of cosmetics rather than have a child wear a loose-fitting mask that might restrict breathing or obscure vision. If a mask is used, however, make sure it fits securely and has eyeholes large enough to allow full vision.
* Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be of soft and flexible material.
Pedestrian Safety: Young children should always be accompanied by an adult or an older, responsible child. All children should WALK, not run from house to house and use the sidewalk if available, rather than walk in the street. Children should be cautioned against running out from between parked cars, or across lawns and yards where ornaments, furniture, or clotheslines present dangers.
Choosing Safe Houses: Children should go only to homes where the residents are known and have outside lights on as a sign of welcome.
* Children should not enter homes or apartments unless they are accompanied by an adult.
* People expecting trick-or-treaters should remove anything that could be an obstacle from lawns, steps and porches. Candlelit jack-o’-lanterns should be kept away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame. Indoor jack-o’-lanterns should be kept away from curtains, decorations, and other furnishings that could be ignited.
Click here for a list of major crimes for Thursday, Oct. 27. Click on the image below to see those incidents placed on a citywide map.
For block-by-block year-to-date crime information, plus daily crime maps, check out the Independent’s Crime Log.
Post a Comment
map of offenders (always good to check the map) even when it is not Halloween.
To Paul Bass at the NHI, Question Sir why have I not read one word in the NHI of the off duty shooting this week by a Yale Officer? If you truly respect the right of free speech you will allow this comment to be posted online.
[We couldn’t get confirmation on any of the details.]