Category: Crime

February 5th, 2016 by Victoria Knox

Connecticut state police are warning citizens to be careful this Super Bowl Sunday when driving on the roads. There is generally an increase in impaired drivers during Super Bowl weekend and the roads this time of year are not conducive to safe driving even when someone has all their faculties.

The police have been reported as saying the parties and locally planned events associated with the Super Bowl makes this Sunday one of the most dangerous of the year to be on the roads or highways.

While the state police will be on extra alert for impaired drivers but there is only so much they can do. They request that individuals watch out for their loved ones during this weekend and to make a special effort to make driving arrangements before attending any festivities. It is only with the help of the community that the state troopers can make the roads safe and secure.

During last year’s Super Bowl weekend Connecticut troopers arrested 12 individuals that had been driving under the influence. However, state troopers don’t consider this a success. They would much rather people make smart decisions regarding their transportation rather than putting other people’s lives at risk, or ending up in jail.

During last year’s Super Bowl the state troopers also issued 122 tickets for speeding and many more tickets for individuals who performed hazardous moving violations. Hazardous moving violations are generally given for driving while distracted or for following the vehicle in front of you too closely.

Even if you are not drinking this Sunday it may be a good idea to avoid driving just because of the sheer amount of officers that will be patrolling the roads. It seems they have little patience on this day as they work to make sure no one is in violation of the sobriety laws while driving.

Posted in Community, Crime, Granby News, Sports

Dellard Martin
January 20th, 2016 by Cathrine Moraski

Photo of Dellard Martin (Courtesy Of The Granby Police Department)

A recent police reports revealed that a man at the age of 26 was arrested for stabbing a different man near the Granby Auto Wash in Granby, CT. The assailant stabbed the other man in the stomach multiple times at the car wash that is located on Salmon Brook Street on Friday 16th of January 2016.

Dellard Martin is the reported assailant. He is not from the city of Granby, but rather from the nearby city of Hartford, CT. The two men reportedly knew one another prior to the altercation but information related to why Martin chose to stab the victim is still unclear. Shortly after Martin stabbed the victim he fled the scene prior to his arrest.

Martin didn’t get far before he was discovered by police. His vehicle has found near Blue Hills Avenue in Bloomfield. There, Martin was arrested and taken into police custody for further questioning and detainment.

Even though the victim was injured he was still able to maintain consciousness and was sent to St. Francis Hospital to receive emergency surgery for his stab wounds. He was later released from the hospital the next day when medical professionals found that his stab wounds were not life threatening.

Since the stab wounds were not life threatening Martin was only charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree assault. He was able to be released on bail prior to his hearing at court.

The Grand Police Department have shown recent concern over the violence in the area. This altercation easily could have had a much more dire result that left someone dead and another man in prison for life. Stabbings are not inconsequential and often times are just as deadly as a gun shot wounds. At the age of 26 Martin will be charged as an adult for his crimes.

Posted in Crime, Granby News