KILLINGLY, Conn. (WTNH) — A group of plain-clothed Troopers investigated a high-crime area, leading to several arrests and over a dozen tickets.
The Troopers ran patrols between 11 o’clock in the morning and 8 o’clock at night in Danielson and the Quebec Square area of Killingly as part of a “Zero Tolerance Enforcement Operation.” The main focus of the operation was to reduce street crimes like loitering, drug use and dealing, disturbances, and more.
Troopers arrested four people. Shaun Dyer was arrested on four failure to appear in court warrants, one of which was related to a charge of sexual assault. Christopher Denham was arrested for violating probation and possession of heroin. Robert Leonard was arrested on an warrant for sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor stemming from an incident in 2010. Lastly, Sharif Hicks was arrested on larceny and illegal use of a credit card charges.
Fourteen tickets were issued during the patrol, as well. Tickets were issued for trespassing, loitering, and reckless use of the roadway. Two suspended drivers were also removed from the roads.