OMG PD: Fire Hydrant Theft, Locked Children and Bathroom Cameras

A look at some remarkable police cases from around Connecticut.

The Case: John Keeley, 50, of 1236 Meriden Road was charged with third-degree larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief, according to police.

The OMG PD Twist:
 Concerned witnesses in Cheshire called police after Keeley was seen trying to remove a fire hydrant, according to police. Officers arrived as he was attempting to place the hydrant in his truck, police said. Keeley was questioned at the police station, but refused to tell officers why he wanted the hydrant or what he planned to do with it, according to police reports.

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The Case: 
Sharmerra Canty, 26, of 120 Rachel Road, Manchester was charged with risk of injury to a minor and sixth-degree larceny, according to police.

The OMG PD Twist:
Canty locked her 1- and 3-year-old children in her car without the heat running as she tried to take items from the Evergreen Walk Gap Kids store without paying, police said. At the time of the incident Wednesday, police report that the outside temperature was 34 degrees.

The Case: 
Michael T. McKenna, 30, of Maplewood Avenue, West Hartford was charged with third-degree criminal trespass, breach of peace and voyeurism, according to police.

The OMG PD Twist:
Police discovered fourteen videos of women using the restroom on McKenna's camera after he was discovered filming a female student in the library bathroom at Wesleyan University, according to police.

The student said that she heard a recording beep and saw a camera pointed at her underneath the stall, police report. The student's friend later saw McKenna in the hallway, trying to get another look at the victim, according to police.

The camera with the additional videos was found in McKenna's car. He told police that he views and shares the files on his computer, police report.

The Case: 
Lauri DeMichele, 47, of 163 Hall St., New Haven was charged with sixth-degree larceny, according to police.

The OMG PD Twist:
Police charged DeMichele at the Clinton Police Department after she arrived with a bondsman to bail out two of her friends who had been charged with shoplifting, police said. Officers recognized DeMichele from store surveillance footage they had viewed earlier that day that showed her shoplifting, according to police.

DeMichele wore the same distinctive red jacket to the police station that she had on at The Fragrance Outlet, where cameras captured her taking items from the store, police said.

Officers originally viewed the footage while investigating and charging DeMichele's two friends with shoplifting at the Clinton outlet mall, police said. They had not been able to locate her at the mall previously.

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