- Friday, October 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm
HARTFORD — A former Newtown emergency services dispatcher is expected to plead guilty to a federal drug charge at a change-of-plea hearing scheduled for October 19 in US District Court.
The legal action stems from the man’s participation in a drug trafficking ring, which was allegedly headed by a former Newtown police sergeant.
- Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:54 pm
HARTFORD — A Sherman man pleaded guilty on October 6 to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids in a drug trafficking case which has 11 defendants, including a former Newtown police sergeant and a former Newtown emergency services dispatcher.
Michael Mase, 32, of Sherman pleaded guilty in US District Court, reversing his earlier not guilty plea in the case, according to spokesman for US Attorney Deirdre Daly.
- Thursday, October 1, 2015
HARTFORD — Jury selection in the federal drug trafficking trial of a former Newtown police sergeant and a former Newtown emergency communications dispatcher has been postponed from October 13 to January 12.
Thomas Carson, spokesman for the US Attorney for Connecticut, said September 30 that on September 23 the defendants in the case attended a court conference to discuss the status of their cases.
- Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 5:02 pm
NEW HAVEN — A member of the Easton Police Commission has been charged in an ongoing federal steroid and prescription narcotics distribution investigation.
In a statement, Deirdre M. Daly, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, said that Raymond J. Martin, 48, was arrested on July 14. Mr Martin appeared before US Magistrate Judge Sarah A.L. Merriam in New Haven and was released on bond.
Mr Martin’s arrest brings to 12 the number of men charged in the drug ring.
- Friday, May 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm
HARTFORD — A former Newtown police sergeant and a former town emergency communications dispatcher have pleaded not guilty to all federal drug charges against them, which allege that they were part of an anabolic steroids drug trafficking ring with others.
Former sergeant Steven Santucci, 38, of Waterbury, and former civilian dispatcher Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport pleaded not guilty at their arraignment before US Magistrate Judge Donna Martinez on May 14 at US District Court in Hartford.
- Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:14 am
A federal grand jury has indicted a former Newtown police sergeant and a former emergency communications dispatcher on felony charges, which allege that they were part of an anabolic steroids drug trafficking ring with others.
Indicted were former sergeant Steven Santucci, 38, of Waterbury and former dispatcher Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport. Santucci resigned from the police department on May 1. Chickos resigned as civilian dispatcher on May 8.
- Monday, May 11, 2015 at 9:06 am
A 104-page court affidavit, which serves as the basis for the arrests of eight men who have been charged with federal drug offenses, provides information on the drug trafficking investigation known as Operation Juice Box. Among those men are former Newtown Police Sergeant Steven Santucci and Newtown dispatcher Jason Chickos.
- Friday, May 16, 2014
Police Commission members this week discussed the many issues stemming from a proposal to move local emergency radio dispatching for 911 police, fire, and ambulance calls from Newtown to a private, nonprofit, nonunionized dispatching center in Prospect, generally expressing skepticism that such a change would be beneficial.
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Although town officials have long been exploring the prospect of regionalizing municipal emergency radio dispatching for 911, police, fire, and ambulance calls to improve cost efficiency, Police Commission members this week voiced strong concerns about it, stressing that such an arrangement could do more harm than good in terms of town police operations.