PD: Man Provides False Name, Claims He's Informant

Middletown Police say a South Windsor man stopped for not having a front license plate indicated he couldn't reveal his identity in front of his passenger because he is an agent provocateur — a fact they could not confirm.


report the following incidents:

FIRST-DEGREE LARCENY — On March 23, police picked up Jonathan Smith, 19, of Westwood Knoll, Meriden, at Rocky Hill Police on an outstanding warrant.

SECOND-DEGREE FAILURE TO APPEAR — On March 22 at 8:01 p.m., Ashley Stevens, 26, of Cubeta Road was driving on Washington Street ahead of a police cruiser and ran a red light.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER — On March 22 at 6:30 p.m., Jerry Barron, 47, of Columbia Street, Meriden, was among a group of people standing and sitting at the corner of Liberty and Main streets, smelled of alcohol and had an empty nipper of vodka on the ground. The report says the officer saw Barron speak briefly with a woman who walked away and then asked him to leave and he became angry and spoke louder and louder. A records check showed he had a protective order in force with the woman, who police say was standing near him again and talking with him. The report says he has a record with 34 arrests, mostly breach of peace on Nov. 22, Oct. 15, May 3 and Dec. 1, 2009.

NON-STUDENT POSSESSING DRUGS NEAR SCHOOL, DRUG PARAPHERNALIA WITH LESS THAN HALF-OUNCE CANNABIS, FAILURE TO DISPLAY PLATES, FAILURE TO HAVE TAIL LAMPS, POSSESSION NARCOTICS — On March 16 at 9:56 p.m., Richard K. Valentin Jr., 23, of Fernwood Drive, Rocky Hill, was driving a Chevrolet Malibu on Silver Street without a front plate and rear plate not illuminated. Police say he was sweating profusely, nervous, stammering and had trembling hands. The officer found two pipes, a baggie with .9 grams marijuana residue and a baggie with .7 grams of cocaine residue.

FAILURE TO GRANT RIGHT OF WAY, USE OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA — On March 16 at 8:11 p.m., Jennifer Koziol, 29, of Loveland Street was driving a car exiting from Aresco’s Market on Liberty Street and pulled in front of a police officer, almost causing a crash, the report says. The officer identified the passenger as having an extensive criminal record related to narcotics activity in the North End. Koziol told police she was driving him home and knew him for a long time, then said she met him two days before and is a recovering drug addict, the report says. She then told the officer the passenger was about to sell her some crack cocaine. Police found a glass pipe with crack residue.

OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN LICENSE SUSPENDED, CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION — On March 14 at 11:36 p.m., Patrick Dodd, 25, of Austin Drive, South Windsor, was driving an Acura Legend on Pearl Street near Grand and failed to stop completely at the intersection. There was no front plate and he gave an incorrect name, wrong arrests and dates as explanation for his state police record check, the report says. In the cruiser, Dodd told police “he was lying because he is a confidential informant and he could not disclose who he was in front of his passenger.” Police couldn’t confirm that.

INSURANCE COVERAGE FAILS MINIMUM, OPERATE UNREGISTERED VEHICLE, STOP SIGN VIOLATION — On March 13 at 5:50 p.m., Jasmine A. McGinley, 22, of Dunham Road, Portland, was driving a Ford Focus on Newfield Street when she hit a car driving on Berlin Street.

OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN REGISTRATION SUSPENDED, AND IN VIOLATION OF LICENSE CLASSIFICATION, FAILURE TO DISPLAY PLATES — On March 13 at 9:12 p.m., Nicole Patterson, 22, of Main Street was driving a Honda Civic on Main Street near North Main without a marker plate. She told officers she was just moving the car.

FAILURE TO DISPLAY PLATES, OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN LICENSE SUSPENDED — On March 10 at 6:49 p.m., Karl Holley, 50, of Wall Street was driving a Toyota Camry on Wall Street without a front plate.

OPERATION MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN LICENSE SUSPENDED, STOP SIGN VIOLATION — On March 9 at 10:17 p.m., Walter Dismuke, 26, of East Main Street was driving an Acura 3.2 TL on Cooley Avenue and failed to stop at the intersection.

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wyatt March 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Wow! The police are really cracking down on the criminal element. All you hooligans without a front plate on your car - beware! Does that mean the police cars with UCONN Husky front plates get tickets too ?


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