Police Blotter: Multiple DUI’s, Car Break-In

Southbury Police Blotter: Weekend of Jan. 6 – Jan. 8

Matthew Meehan, 20, of 635 Old Woodbury Rd. in Southbury, was charged with DWI and underage possession of alcohol after Southbury police observed him driving erratically on Sunday, January 8 at 3:18 a.m.

Meehan was observed going through a red traffic light without stopping on Rt. 188 in the vicinity of I-84 exit 16, according to police reports. During a search of the vehicle police also located a bottle of liquor.

Meehan was released on 1,000 non-surety bond with an appearance in Waterbury Superior Court pending.


Tyler McLellan, 22, of 112 Thistle Ln. in Southington, was charged with DWI after Southbury police observed him operating a vehicle with two people riding on the hood on Saturday, January 7 at approximately 3:48 a.m.

Mclellan’s vehicle had run out of gas approaching Southbury Mobil and was coasting into the station while the other passengers had been pushing the vehicle, according to police reports.

McLellan was also charged with operating a motor vehicle with passengers outside of the vehicle. He was released on $2,500 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on January 18.


A Southbury woman’s vehicle was broken into on Main Street South in Southbury on Friday, January 6 at approximately 4 p.m. Access to the vehicle was gained by breaking the driver’s window and a purse was taken from the vehicle, according to police.

Wolfe January 15, 2012 at 07:29 PM
A message for Tyler McLellan and his friends-----you have got to grow up. What you were doing is something called "car-surfing". What do I know about it? I died from doing it and had to be brought back to life in the back of an ambulance when I was a teen-ager. I have been on TV for giving talks at area high schools and colleges about the dangers of car-surfing. What you do not know is that over 85,000 people die every year from doing that. That works out to be just over 141 people per week per state. All between the ages of 15 and 23, and over ninety per cent of them are male. Today, I have a disability that will never go away because of that one day. While I have three college degrees, I have been unemployed for the past four years. I have been on medication since 1984 and will be for the rest of my life!!! DON'T END UP LIKE ME!!! Stop acting like you are going to live forever and that your bodies can't be hurt. Those are false statements.
carol renza January 15, 2012 at 10:31 PM
With all the publicity given to the rash of car break ins at gyms, churches, shopping centers over the past several months in Southbury, it is baffling why women leave their purses in locked cars.


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