Attempted Armed Robbery 

Country Farms: Wauregan Road, Wauregan, CT

On March 27, 2014 at approximately 8:50 P.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department were dispatched to an attempted Armed Robbery at the Country Farms Convenience Store in the Wauregan Village of Plainfield.

Investigation revealed that a white male, age 20-30, approximately 5’6” -5’9”, weighing approximately 150-170 lbs. and wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, dark colored pants and a flat brimmed ball cap attempted to rob the clerk.  (It should be noted that the suspect also appears to have a tattoo on the left side of his neck.) The suspect advised the clerk that he had a knife and the two were involved in a minor altercation.  The suspect subsequently fled on foot in the area of North Walnut Street without the money.  A K9 search was conducted but without success.

Video surveillance of the suspect revealed that he was in and out of the store throughout the day.  Prior to the attempted robbery, the suspect was in the store for approximately 45 minutes.  Numerous customers had entered the store during this time.  Therefore, the Plainfield Police Department is requesting anyone who may know this individual or interacted with him to contact the department at 860-564-0804 or at our anonymous tip-line at 860-564-7065.  This case continues to be actively investigated.

Double Stabbing Music Lady Cafe Parking Lot

6 Green Hollow Road, Central Village, CT

On March 22, 2014 at approximately 1:00 A.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department were dispatched to the Plainfield Backus Emergency Room for a reported stabbing victim.  While investigating the incident, a second stabbing victim arrived at the Emergency Room. 

Investigation revealed that Shawn J. Thomas (Age 22) of 1 Phillips Street in Plainfield was involved in an altercation in the parking lot of the Music Lady Café and was subsequently stabbed.  He was treated for his injuries and was later released.  During the same incident, James Maynard (Age 23) of 30 Second Street in Plainfield was also stabbed in the parking lot.  As a result of his injuries, James was transported to Hartford Hospital.  He is currently in stable condition and the injuries do not appear to be life threatening. 

The Plainfield Police Department is asking anyone who might have witnessed the incident to contact us at 860-564-0804 or at our anonymous tip line at 860-564-7065.  All calls can remain confidential.

Plainfield Police

Make An Arrest For Fatal Hit and Run

On February 4, 2014 at approximately 11:00 A.M., with the assistance of the Waterford Police Department, members of the Plainfield Police arrested Nathan A. Carcieri (Age 29) of 101 Soap Street, Dayville, Connecticut, while he was working at a job site in the Town of Waterford.

Nathan was transported to the Plainfield Police Department where he was charged with Negligent Homicide with a Motor Vehicle, Felony Evading Responsibility, and Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle.  Nathan was held on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Danielson Superior Court on February 5, 2014.

The arrest stems from a vehicle v. pedestrian crash back on June 10, 2013 at approximately 11:20 P.M. on School Street in the Central Village section of Plainfield.  The pedestrian, Robert E. Johnson (w/m DOB 02/04/1954) of 19 Main Street, Central Village, was subsequently killed.  The operator of the vehicle failed to render assistance and fled the scene.  Several days later, the vehicle, a 1997 Isuzu Trooper, was located at a residence in Rhode Island and where it was seized by the Plainfield Police.

Nathan A. Carcieri (w/m DOB 08/31/1984)

 Plainfield Police Make 3rd Arrest in
Kidnapping/Sexual Assault Arrest Case

On January 31, 2014 at approximately 11:34 A.M., the United States Marshalls Office, Connecticut State Police, and members of the Plainfield Police Department executed a search warrant at the residence of 1097 Plainfield Pike in the Oneco section of Sterling, Connecticut in attempt to serve an arrest warrant for James E. Tyson, Age 33, of no certain address.

As law enforcement officers entered the residence, James broke into a neighboring apartment in an attempt to escape but was quickly apprehended.  James was subsequently transported to the Plainfield Police Department where he was charged with Kidnapping in the First Degree, Aggravated Sexual Assault in the First Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Sexual Assault in the First Degree.  He was held on a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned on February 3, 2014.

The arrest is a result of a kidnapping and sexual assault investigation that began back in October of 2012, when a 16 year old victim reported that she taken to the Moosup Little League Fields on Lions Drive in the Moosup village of Plainfield against her will.  She was then sexually assaulted by multiple individuals to include James Tyson, Cherelle King (Age 21) and Muhammed Yakubu (Age 28); who were both previously arrested.  This case remains ongoing by the Plainfield Police Department.

It should be noted that the Connecticut State Police also charged James Tyson with Burglary and Interfering with Police amongst other charges, as a result of James attempting to flee from officers.


James E. Tyson (b/m DOB 10/12/1980)

 Register Your Home/Business Alarm

At No Cost

In an effort to better serve the residents of Plainfield, the Plainfield Police Department has initiated an effort to inform the public of the benefits of registering your alarm system.  By registering your alarm system with the Plainfield Police Department it will allow officers to better respond to your house, or business, in a time of need.  It will provide the members of the police department with contact information for the owner, or other responsible party for the property so that we may reach out to them to notify them of an emergency situation at their residence.  It could range from a broken window to a burglary to a false alarm, if we can’t reach you it could hamper the investigation into any crimes.  It would also enhance everyone’s safety by letting officers know if there is someone in the premises.

To help with the process we have made the registration form available online at our website:You can always stop at the Plainfield Police Department and fill it out here as well. 

This is a free service that the police department is offering to better help the community in our responses to alarm activations and it will only take a few minutes to complete.  Help us to better help you in your time of need.

  Plainfield Police Make 2nd Arrest in
Kidnapping/Sexual Assault Arrest Case

With the assistance of the United States Marshals Office, the Plainfield Police Department arrested Cherelle King, age 21, with a last known address of 25 Union Street in Moosup, Connecticut.  On January 8, 2014 the United States Marshals Office took King into custody in Amityville, New York on the strength of our arrest warrant.  She waived extradition and was held at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in New York. 

On January 8, 2014 at approximately 10:30 P.M., Plainfield Detectives arrived at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility and took King into custody.  She was extradited back to Connecticut and processed at the Plainfield Police Department.  King was charged with Kidnapping in the First Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Sexual Assault in the First Degree.  Back on November 21, 2013, the Plainfield Police Department arrested Muhammed K. Yakubu (DOB 04/22/1986) on the charges of Kidnapping in the First Degree, Aggravated Sexual Assault in the First Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Sexual Assault in the First Degree also relating to this case.

The kidnapping and sexual assault investigation began back in October of 2012, when a 16 year old victim reported that she taken to the Moosup Little League Fields on Lions Drive in the Moosup village of Plainfield against her will.  She was then sexually assaulted by multiple individuals including Muhammed.

King was held on a $250,000 bond and arraigned at the Danielson Superior Court on January 9, 2014.  This investigation into kidnapping and sexual assault remains ongoing.  An additional arrest is forthcoming.

 Cherelle King (Age 21)

 Plainfield Police Continue to Combat Illegal Narcotics

***Narcotics Search Warrant Executed***
12 Ninth Street
Plainfield, CT  06374

On November 21, 2013 at approximately 5:30 P.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department conducted a Narcotics related search and seizure warrant at the residence of 12 Ninth Street in Plainfield.  It should be noted that this is the third narcotics related search and seizure warrant executed at the residence in the last 11 years.

As a result of the execution of the search and seizure warrant, members of the Plainfield Police Department arrested Dal E. Smith (Age 58) of 12 Ninth Street for Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell, Possession of Narcotics within 1500 Feet of a School, Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell within 1500 Feet of a School, and Possession of Drug paraphernalia.  Dal was held on a $100,000 bond pending his arraignment at the Danielson Superior Court on November 22, 2013.

The Plainfield Police Department is urging all residents to report suspicious and/or narcotic activity to our anonymous tip line at 860-564-0765 or to any officer as this department continues to combat illegal narcotics in the Town of Plainfield.

 Dal E. Smith (Age 58)

 Kidnapping/Sexual Assault

Moosup Little League Fields

Lyons Drive, Moosup, CT

On November 21, 2013 at approximately 10:00 A.M., the Plainfield Police Department arrested Muhammed K Yakubu (DOB 04/22/1986), currently residing at the Corrigan Correctional Facility, on the charges of Kidnapping in the First Degree, Aggravated Sexual Assault in the First Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Sexual Assault in the First Degree.  At the time of the arrest, Muhammed was at Danielson Superior Court on unrelated charges pertaining to his narcotics arrest after the Plainfield Police Department raided his home back in April of 2013.

The kidnapping and sexual assault investigation began back in October of 2012, when a 16 year old victim reported that she taken to the Moosup Little League Fields on Lyons Drive in the Moosup village of Plainfield against her will.  She was then sexually assaulted by multiple individuals.

Muhammed was given a $250,000 bond and was released back to the custody of the Danielson Judicial Marshals for his arraignment on November 21, 2013.  This investigation into kidnapping and sexual assault remain ongoing.  Additional arrests are forthcoming.

Muhammed K. Yakubu(DOB 04/26/1986)

 ***Update on Fatal Hit-and-Run***

The Plainfield Police Department has located the vehicle in the fatal hit-and-run on June 10, 2013.  We will post more information as the investigation continues.

 Fatal Hit-and-Run

School Street, Central Village, Connecticut

On June 10, 2013 at approximately 11:20 P.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department were dispatched to a reported vehicle v. pedestrian accident on School Street near its intersection with Putnam Road and Main Street in the Central Village section of Plainfield.  Witnesses to the accident reported that the fleeing vehicle was traveling northbound on Main Street and turned left onto School Street subsequently striking a pedestrian that was attempting to cross the road.

The fleeing vehicle proceeded westbound on School Street without stopping or rending aid.  The vehicle is described to be a dark colored SUV possibly an Isuzu Rodeo, Toyota 4-Runner or similar to that of.  The fleeing vehicle suffered extensive headlight damage and possibly minor damage to the front end.  It should be noted that the Plainfield Police Department contacted the State Police Accident Reconstruction Team to assist.

The pedestrian, Robert E. Johnson (w/m DOB 02/04/1954) of 19 Main Street, Central Village, was treated on scene by emergency medical personnel.  He was subsequently transported to the Plainfield Backus Emergency Room due to his extensive injuries, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Plainfield Police Department is urging anyone with information pertaining to this fatal accident to contact the department at 860-564-0804 or on our anonymous tip line at 860-564-7065.  All calls will be kept confidential at your request.

 

 Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

Black Hill Road, Plainfield, Connecticut

On April 10, 2013 at approximately 12:30 P.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Black Hill Road in Plainfield.  Upon arrival, the Plainfield Police Department located an unresponsive male in the driver’s seat.  Medical Personnel arrived on scene and initiated CPR.  The male was subsequently transported to the Plainfield Backus Emergency Room where he was pronounced dead.  The deceased male was identified as Alexis F. Korrecta (White Male/Age 70) of 21 Black Hill Road in Plainfield.   

Initial investigation revealed that Alexis was traveling westbound on Black Hill Road and veered of the roadway crossing the lawn of 220 Black Hill Road and subsequently striking a stonewall. At the time of the accident, Alexis was operating his 2006 Ford Ranger. 

This accident remains under investigation.  The Plainfield Police Department is asking anyone who might have witnessed the accident to contact the Plainfield Police at (860) 564-0804 or our anonymous tip line at (860) 564-0179. 

It should be noted that this is the second fatal motor vehicle accident investigated by the Plainfield Police Department in less than two weeks.  On March 31, 2013, Alantte D. Jusino (Age 20) of 300 Putnam Road in Wauregan was killed riding his dirt bike on South Chestnut Street in the Wauregan Village of Plainfield.

 Child Pornography & Sexual Assault Arrest

 

James M. Holmes (w/m DOB 10/15/1983)

71 West Street, Middleboro, MA

 

Formally of:

54 Oakwood Boulevard, Plainfield, CT

&

Owner of JProductions DJ Service 

Back in April of 2012, members of the Plainfield Police Department executed a Search and Seizure Warrant with the assistance of the Holbrook, Massachusetts Police Department relating to Child Pornography, in addition to, a Sexual Assault involving more than one child.  The warrant was executed at 54 Oakwood Boulevard in Plainfield, Connecticut, which was also the business of JProductions (Sounds, Lights, & DJs).  The business of JProductions performed at schools all over New England including schools within the Town of Plainfield.

After a lengthy investigation, on April 10, 2013 at approximately 9:30 A.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department arrested former owner of JProductions, James M. Holmes (Age 29) now of 71 West Street, in Middleboro, Massachusetts for the following:

·         Possession of Child Pornography

·         Sexual Assault 2nd Degree (2 Counts)

·         Sexual Assault 4th Degree (2 Counts)

·         Risk of Injury to a Minor (2 Counts)

      ·         Illegal Sexual Contact (2 Counts)

·         Employing a Minor in an Obscene Performance

James Holmes was processed and held on a $200,000 bond.  He was arraigned at the Danielson Superior Court (G.A. 11) on April 10, 2013.

 Narcotics Search Warrant Executed

6 Arnio Drive, Moosup, Connecticut

 Muhammed K. Yakubu Jr. (DOB 04/26/1986)

6 Arnio Drive, Moosup, CT 06354

On April 4, 2013 at approximately 6:00 P.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department conducted a Narcotics related search and seizure warrant at the residence of 6 Arnio Drive in the Moosup village of Plainfield. 

As a result of the execution of the search and seizure warrant, members of the Plainfield Police Department arrested Muhammed K Yakubu Jr. (Age 26) of 6 Arnio Drive.  Muhammed was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Sell, Possession of Synthetic Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was held on a $25,000 bond pending his arraignment at Danielson Superior Court on April 5, 2013. 

This is the third Narcotics Search and Seizure warrant served by the Plainfield Police Department in just over a month.  The first was conducted on February 28, 2013 when the Plainfield Police Department arrested Stephan E. Valcin of 4 Mapleshade Avenue in Plainfield.  The second was conducted on March 8, 2013 when the Plainfield Police Department arrested both Jonathan N. Greenwood and his mother, Linda J. Greenwood of 91 Red Oak Drive in Plainfield. 

The Plainfield Police Department is urging all residents to report suspicious and/or narcotic activity to our anonymous tip line at 860-564-0765 or to any officer as we continue to combat illegal narcotics in the Town of Plainfield.

 

The following are Open Investigations and the Plainfield Police are still looking for your help...

 Robbery Investigation

143 Main Street, Moosup, Connecticut

On March 29, 2013 at approximately 6:00 A.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department responded to a reported robbery at 143 Main Street in the Moosup village of Plainfield.  Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim, Nicholas L. Bobbitt Jr. (Age 50) of 143 Main Street, who stated that he was struck from behind by two males as he was leaving for work.  The males continued to assault the victim as they stole his laptop and tools he was carrying.  The two males fled on foot.  A K9 was called to the scene from State Police Troop E in Montville but was unable to locate the suspects. 

The suspects are described as in their late teens to mid-20’s, 5’7”-5’11”, with a skinny build.  They were wearing baggy pants, sweatshirts, and ball caps.  The victim suffered facial injuries but declined medical attention. 

This investigation remains active.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the Plainfield Police Department at 860-564-0804 or our anonymous tip line at 860-564-7065.

Serious Assault Plainfield Renewable Energy Plant
Mill Brook Road, Plainfield, Connecticut

On January 7, 2013 at approximately 5:40 A.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department were dispatched to the Plainfield Renewable Energy Plant on Mill Brook Road in Plainfield which is still under construction for a reported assault.  Upon arrival, Plainfield Police located Lon Jacobs (Age 54) of 54 Smith Road in the Moosup village of Plainfield lying on the ground suffering from multiple injuries.  Jacobs is the construction’s site General Superintendent and arrived at work around 4:00 A.M.  A short time later, Jacobs went to confront an individual on the property and was attacked from behind.  Jacobs was struck in the head and across his body with a large piece of rebar.  Jacobs was near unconscious but was able to crawl to safety where he was located by another employee just coming on shift.  Jacob was subsequently transported to the Plainfield Backus Emergency Center for treatment.  As of 12:00 P.M., Jacobs was still being treated. 

Members of the Plainfield Police Department processed the crime scene and are obtaining video surveillance of the property.  Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is urged to contact the Plainfield Police Department at 860.564.0804 or the anonymous tip line at 860.564.7065. 

BP Gas Station Armed Robbery

309 Putnam Road

Wauregan, CT  06387

 

On January 1, 2013 at approximately 9:58 P.M., members of the Plainfield Police Department responded to a reported Robbery at the BP gas station on Putnam Road in Wauregan.  Investigation revealed that the suspect entered the gas station and demanded the cashier to give money from the cash register.  The suspect displayed a dark colored handgun to the employee during the robbery and left a note for the cashier demanding the money.  The suspect fled the gas station on foot upon receiving an undisclosed amount of cash.  Connecticut State Police Canine unit assisted in a track, but was unsuccessful in locating the suspect.  The suspect is described as follows:

  • White Male
  • Approximately 5'9" -5'11"
  • Larger Build
  • Wearing Jeans, White Sneakers, and a Green over Blue Winter Jacket, Black Hat and partially covered face

Surveillance footage from the gas station revealed that it appeared the suspected may have fled the scene in a car that was parked at the intersection on Putnam Road and Sheppard Hill Road.  Anyone with information or a description of the car that was parked in the area is urged to contact the Plainfield Police Department at (860) 564-0804 or at our anonymous tip line at (860) 564-7065.