Operation “Zero Tolerance” Nets Big Arrest in Danielson and Brooklyn
This article was published on: 05/6/16 12:35 AM by Mike Minarsky
On 05/05/2016 from 11 am to 8 pm, members of the Troop D – “Quality of Life Task Force”, all four Killingly Resident Troopers, a Brooklyn Resident Trooper and Troopers from the Troop E – “Narcotic Suppression Unit” conducted a Zero Tolerance Enforcement Operation which targeted the Borough of Danielson and the Quebec Square Area. Ten plain clothed Troopers broke up into teams of two and were assigned a high crime area to conduct foot patrols in. The focus of the operation was to reduce nuisance/street crimes such as loitering, drug use/dealing, disturbances, reckless use of the roadways by pedestrians and others. As a result of this initiative, six arrests were made and fourteen infractions were issued. Shaun Dyer (w/m 02/13/1983) was arrested in Danielson on the strength of four Failure to Appear warrants. One of the Failure to Appear warrants held an original charge of Sexual Assault. Dyer was held on bonds totaling $25,000 cash/surety and will appear in Danielson Superior Court on 05/06/2016. Troopers also located Christopher Denham (03/23/1979) on Mechanic Street and placed him under arrest on the strength of an arrest warrant for Violation of Probation. Denham was also in possession of heroin and was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin. Denham was held on bond totaling $20,000 cash/surety and will appear in Danielson Superior Court on 05/06/2016. Troopers then arrested Robert Leonard on the strength of an arrest warrant for Sexual Assault in the Second Degree and Risk of Injury to a Minor that occurred in 2010. Leonard was held on bond totaling $25,000 cash/surety and will appear in Danielson Superior Court on 05/06/2016. Troopers also arrested Sharif Hicks (w/f 07/29/1970) on the strength of an arrest warrant for Larceny 5th degree and (2) counts of Illegal Use of a Credit Card. Hicks was held on bond totaling $5,000 cash/surety and will appear in Danielson Superior Court on 05/06/2016. Troopers also issued (14) infraction tickets for various offenses to include simple trespass, loitering, reckless use of the roadway. Troopers also removed two suspended drivers from the roadway. This initiative was prompted after Troopers received numerous complaints from various business owners and citizens within the borough of Danielson and the Quebec Square Area. Troopers plan on conducting similar operations throughout the summer in an effort to make both areas a safer and friendlier community for business owners, patrons, citizens and visitors to the town.
Members of the Connecticut State Police are committed to combating drug activity in the “Quiet Corner” and anyone with information regarding the illegal sale of narcotics and /or synthetic marijuana are encouraged to call the Troop D QLTF anonymous Tips Hotline at 860-779-4950