Police, K-9 unit on Brainard Ave.

Two Middletown Police cruisers, including a K-9 unit vehicle, are double-parked near the Lawn Avenue side of Brainard Avenue, a street housing undergraduates, grad students, and Middletown residents. As of 1:30 PM, two police officers could be seen leading a police dog down Ravine Avenue, towards the corner of Home and Beach.

No word at this time on the cause of the police presence; but, from what I can tell, it does not appear to be any kind of emergency.

[EDIT 4:58 PM] The police presence was likely related to a string of attempted burglaries around the area of High Street, Home Avenue, and Brainard Avenue.

Maureen Isleib of ResLife writes:

We had several attempted burglaries in wood-frame houses today between noon and 1:00 PM. The suspect, an African-American male, 5’8′ with slim build, wearing black jeans and shirt with a black bandana on his head, possibly carrying a book bag, would knock on the front door of the house and, if no one answered, try to force entry at the rear of the house.

If you notice suspicious individuals or activity around campus, contact Public Safety at 860 685-2345.


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23 thoughts on “Police, K-9 unit on Brainard Ave.

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  2. anonymous

    or it could be them looking for the escaped mental institution patient. this is purely hypothetical, of course.

    see middletown press link.

  3. anonymous

    or it could be them looking for the escaped mental institution patient. this is purely hypothetical, of course.

    see middletown press link.

  4. Anonymous

    And you totally DO see CNN reporting “something dangerous may have happened but we don’t know what yet”

  5. Anonymous

    And you totally DO see CNN reporting “something dangerous may have happened but we don’t know what yet”

  6. Anonymous

    Still, you don’t see CNN reporting “something dangerous may have happened, but we don’t know what yet”.
    It just scares people for possibly no reason.

  7. Anonymous

    Still, you don’t see CNN reporting “something dangerous may have happened, but we don’t know what yet”.
    It just scares people for possibly no reason.

  8. Justin Post author

    In response to Anonymous #1: Police and police dogs going down a street with several student residences isn’t an everyday occurrence. This isn’t about stirring fear, it’s about alerting the community that something serious may have happened in their immediate vicinity.

  9. Justin

    In response to Anonymous #1: Police and police dogs going down a street with several student residences isn’t an everyday occurrence. This isn’t about stirring fear, it’s about alerting the community that something serious may have happened in their immediate vicinity.

  10. Noa

    Shouldn’t this sort of thing go to Izaac Lichter Mark’s “Sightings” column in the Argus?

    … joking, but not so much

    :)

  11. Noa

    Shouldn’t this sort of thing go to Izaac Lichter Mark’s “Sightings” column in the Argus?

    … joking, but not so much

    :)

  12. Anonymous

    ummm – what the fuck is this supposed to accomplish? we’ve had enough fear. no need to liveblog the MPD.

  13. Anonymous

    ummm – what the fuck is this supposed to accomplish? we’ve had enough fear. no need to liveblog the MPD.

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