September 3 Newsletter: Car Thefts, Manchester Little League & More

September 7, 2021
We are constantly working to provide updates and important news as it develops over social media and by email. This is a recap of some of this week’s highlights.

Below you can find information on the following topics:

  • Addressing Rising Car Thefts
  • Remembering and Honoring Fallen Police Officers
  • Redistricting Update
  • Manchester Little League
  • Happy Labor Day Weekend!
  • Rosh Hashanah

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Addressing Rising Car Thefts

I want to share some significant news: starting September 1, the Connecticut Judicial Branch will provide police departments with 24/7 access to juvenile arrest records to help curb car thefts and break-ins.

The Judicial Branch and local police have struggled to share juvenile criminal history and that has hampered efforts to investigate and properly prosecute repeat offenders.

This new procedure will allow police departments the ability to seek a juvenile’s prior criminal history at any time. This change comes after speaking with police chiefs across the state who told us they didn’t have access to information they needed to get the worst offenders off the streets.

There is more work to be done on this issue, but this represents a good start.


Remembering and Honoring Fallen Police Officers

This week, the Glastonbury Police Department and the Connecticut State Police are mourning the losses of a pair of officers taken from us far too soon.

Officer Francis Perrone of the Glastonbury Police Department passed away unexpectedly on Sunday. He had been a police officer in Glastonbury since 2013 after serving in the Hartford Police Department previously. 

On Thursday, Sgt. Brian Mohl of the Connecticut State Police  tragically lost his life in the line of duty after having been swept away by heavy flooding due to Wednesday's storm. He had been a 26-year veteran of the State Police. 

I want to pass along my deepest condolences to the families and friends of both officers, and I ask that you keep them in your thoughts.


Redistricting Update

Today the Bipartisan Reapportionment Committee announced that it will be holding a series of public hearings to solicit input from the public on how lines should be drawn to best serve their communities. You can watch the hearings live on CT-N. You can also submit testimony by email to The work of this Committee is critical to the functioning of our democracy, utilizing data from last year’s Census to ensure that we continue to comply with the fundamental principal of one person one vote.
To learn more about the Reapportionment Committee and the work that they do, visit

Welcome Home Manchester Little Leaguers!

I was excited to host our Manchester Little League All-Stars at the Capitol on Wednesday along with Governor Lamont and Lt. Gov Bysiewicz. They are just back from an extraordinary run to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. We are all so proud of your accomplishments!