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Clinton Patch Helps Police Bring Fugitive To Justice

An Internet Search Shines The Light On The Clinton Patch's "Most Wanted" Article And A Familiar Name Pops Up

A 22-year old fugitive wanted by the (CPD) has been apprehended and brought back to Connecticut because someone 177 miles away saw his name and photo listed on a "" article on the Clinton Patch.

Detective Bryan Pellegrini of the CPD said it all started when he received a call from Monica Hulett, an employee of the Social Services Department of Saratoga County, New York.

Hulett told Det. Pellegrini that a young man had come to her department seeking information on shelters. He gave her his name and stated a temporary address in  Ballston Spa, New York. As she has done in the past and is protocol in her office, she conducted an Internet search on the man's name. What popped up was that ran Feb. 15 in the Clinton Patch.  The name of the man coming to her for help and one of the names on an article on Clinton's "Most Wanted" criminals: Trevor Hammar.

Ballston Spa, population 5,500, is located 177 miles from Clinton, Connecticut near Saratoga Springs.

The article listed Clinton's "Most Wanted" criminals - five men who were wanted by the Clinton Police for various crimes. The information about the men and their photos were supplied by the CPD exclusively for the Clinton Patch. 

Trevor Hammar's information in the article was as follows: Age 22; date of birth 11-8-88; address unknown; height 5 feet 11 inches; weight 175 lbs.; hair brown; eyes blue; race is white; wanted for burglary, larceny in the first degree and violation of probation. Bond is $50,000.

Det. Pellegrini said he notified the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department of the whereabouts of Hammar and they said they would go look for him.

"On May 21, I was informed by the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department that they had Hammar in custody," said Pellegrini.

Three days later, Hammar waived extradition.  Seven days later, Pellegrini and Officer Joseph O'Brien of the CPD traveled to the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department and picked up Hammar on the outstanding warrant.  Hammar was then transported back to the Clinton Police Department where he was processed without incident

Hammar appeared June 1 in Middlesex Superior court in Middletown. He has been assigned a public defender and his case was continued to June 2, said a court clerk.

He is being held at Hartford Correctional Center, said police.

"I truly believe that if you did not put the “Clinton’s Most Wanted” on your site his name would not have appeared (in the search)," said Pellegrini.

Cait Hammar June 02, 2011 at 09:07 PM
Thank you Mrs. Dawson I appreciate that you understand what I'm saying. However Ted whoever you are how is this not a private matter you say he has affected his family and friends and i guess I'm just wondering if you're a distant relative or a friend I haven't met? I don't see any other reason for why you think this matter pertains to you
Ted06413 June 03, 2011 at 12:01 AM
Ms. Hammar, I was simply responding to your post.By your comment, you decided to make it public. The fact that he has multiple arrests and convictions and has violated his probation before are undeniable. I applaud you for defending your brother right or wrong.
resident June 03, 2011 at 02:00 AM
obviously this young lady could teach others the true meaning of family and friend. She is only trying to support her brother during this difficult time and that is what family does. I don't know this young man or his sister but my heart goes out to you Cait for the way some people are judging you for loving your brother. I wish you all well and hope things work out for the best.
Bonnie Fillion June 08, 2011 at 02:27 AM
I applaud you Cait for publicly supporting your brother!
Trevor Hammar June 23, 2013 at 11:05 AM
yeah well im out now and thanks to the clinton police department for always over charging there criminals, what should have been a trespassing charge turned into a huge mess that set me back so far in my life and im only now just finally getting passed it. and all my charges for violation of probation was nothin serious just technical violations like missing an appointment and a dirty urine for weed and the reason i did time was i missed a court date to terminate my probation while i was living in new york and i couldnt make the four hour drive to ct and they wouldnt reschedule my court date. So yeah the system must really be workin huh? Thanks cait and gina for standing up for me when no one else would i love you guys!!

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