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State Police Arrest New Britain Man for Fraud


NEW BRITAIN — A New Britain landscaper was arrested on Friday and charged with using an invalid social security number to fraudulently collect more than $10,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits, police said.

Julian Salazar, 62, of 200 Smith St., Apt. 1, in New Britain, was arrested by Inspectors from the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with one count each of Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community and Unemployment Compensation Fraud.

The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the unit following a complaint by the Connecticut Department of Labor.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Salazar, who is employed by a Simsbury landscaping business, fraudulently collected approximately $10,446 in unemployment benefits from December 2010 through February 2013 by using an invalid Social Security number.

He was arraigned today in New Britain Superior Court, G.A. No. 15, where bond was set at $20,000 cash or surety and the case was continued until April 14, 2016.

 

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Hartford Recovers Stolen Gun Near Enfield


HARTFORD — Hartford Police recovered a stolen firearm and arrested a local man while working in the Enfield area on Thursday.

Police arrested Tyshawn Taylor, 28, of Hartford and charged him with criminal possession of a firearm, theft of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and interfering with police. The firearm seized was an Astra A-75.40 Caliber pistol with a magazine and secen rounds of ammunition.

According to police reports, when officers approached Turner at about 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, he fled and exit the My Food Market at 20 Greenfield St. Turner then “scan the area and adjust his waistband, exhibiting indicators of an armed individual” and then ran on Enfield Street, removing the firearm from his waistband and running with it in his hand.

After an officer ordered Turner to drop his firearm to the ground, Turner complied and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Police said the firearm was stolen during a burglary in Bloomfield several years ago.

Turner remains in custody on a $500,000 bond pending arraignment in Hartford Superior Court.

Police is asking anyone with additional information to call the Hartford Shooting Task Force Supervising Sergeant Sean Spell at 860-757-4112.

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Court Dismisses Gates’ Case


BOSTON — Cambridge officials realized they “messed with the wrong #*!@ black man” yesterday.

In a press release today they announced that charges against Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. will be dropped.

Gates was arrested last week at his home after police received a phone call from a witness. The witness said he saw a black man  trying to get into Gate’s House.

Gates, according to police reports, called the arresting officer a racist.

City officials called the incident in which Cambridge police, arrested Gates on July 16 “regrettable and unfortunate.”

“This incident should not be viewed as one that demeans the character and reputation of Professor Gates or the character of the Cambridge Police Department. All parties agree that this is a just resolution to an unfortunate set of circumstances,” the statement read.

According to the Boston Globe, last week, a witness, 40-year-old Lucia Whalen of Malden, had alerted the cops that a man was wedging his shoulder into the front door at Gates’ house as to pry the door open, police reported.

A law enforcement source said Gates apparently had locked himself out. When Sgt. James Crowley arrived, he said Gates already was inside. But when he was asked to provide identification, Gates allegedly snapped, “No, I will not.”

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