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OMG PD: Man Makes Run for it After Failing to Swallow Drugs, and More

A look at some remarkable police cases from Connecticut State Police Troop C Barracks.

The Case: Ian B. Skeels, 21, of 254 Mountain Rd., Ellington, was arrested by Connecticut State Police on Sadds Mill Road in Ellington, and charged with trespassing, possession of 9 ounces of marijuana and interfering with police.

The OMG PD Twist: On Sept. 27, Connecticut State Police said they found Skeels in his vehicle in the Brookside Park parking lot after normal hours. Police said Skeels was trespassing and had 9 grams of marijuana in a plastic sandwich bag which he unsuccessfully tried to swallow. When approached, police said "Skeels threw up marijuana into his mouth and tried to turn away, chew it up more, and attempted to swallow it again," according to an arrest report. Police said Skeels was given verbal commands to spit out what was in his mouth, but instead, Skeels began to run away, according to an arrest report. Skeels was subsequently apprehended. He is scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court.

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The Case: Joshua Omar Sauri, 27, of 45 Gem Dr., Willimantic, was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree larceny.

The OMG PD Twist: State Police were called to Holbrook Road in Willimantic on Sept. 27 to investigate a burglary complaint that originated at 149 Pleasant Valley Rd. in Mansfield. A resident of that address had arrived home to find Sauri walking off the back porch with her television, according to police. When Sauri was confronted by the woman who lived there, he replied "It's my TV and I bought it; now I'm leaving with it," according to a police report. Police said the woman then called 911 and followed Sauri's car into Willimantic. The woman eventually lost sight of Sauri, but noticed him walking by her as she reported the incident to Willimantic Police, according to an arrest report. Sauri was subsequently arrested by Connecticut State Police and Willimantic Police. Bond was set at $15,000. Sauri was scheduled to next appear in Rockville Superior Court on Oct. 3.

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The Case: Lisa M. Frey, 44, of 13 Cottage St., Manchester was arrested by Connecticut State Police on Quality Avenue in Somers and charged with fifth-degree larceny.

The OMG PD Twist
: On Sept. 24, Frey turned herself in to Connecticut State Police Troop C Barracks on an active arrest warrant. The warrant stemmed from a larceny charge where Frey stole a laptop from her mother and pawned it at Eagle’s Nest Pawn shop in August, according to an arrest report. Frey was processed and released on a $500 bond. Frey is scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court on Oct. 1.

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