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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.

Leslie Murphy June 01, 2011 at 07:19 PM
Congrats to the staff at Clinton Patch for being instrumental in bringing this fugitive to justice.
Geoffrey Wertime June 01, 2011 at 08:42 PM
Congratulation on some fine work! This is community journalism at its finest.
Cait Hammar June 01, 2011 at 09:48 PM
Interesting never thought id see my brother on a most wanted list. This article reads like a gossip column. Im sorry but you do not have all the information on this one. I love you Trevor
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) June 01, 2011 at 10:06 PM
Cait - why don't you give me "all" the information you mention? Email me, the editor, Fay Abrahamsson at fay.abrahamsson@patch.com and we can set up a time to talk. I would love to get the full story.
Caroline Dawson June 01, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Fay....I am so upset by this comment of yours. This is a little sister coming to the defense of her older brother who she loves dearly. This is the Clinton Patch, not the New York Post. Does there really need to be follow up???
Darcy Sordo June 01, 2011 at 11:43 PM
Fey is simply giving the little sister the opportunity to set the record straight..as she is questioning public records. if the brother didn't have a warrant out for him he would not be a topic.
Ted06413 June 02, 2011 at 01:22 AM
"He's a great guy,he's a good father/brother/son/friend.He was turning his life around.He got in with the wrong crowd." ...sound familiar. It's present in almost every article when the family is asked for comments or offers their own. I think comparing the Patch to the Post is a bit of a stretch.
Cait Hammar June 02, 2011 at 01:37 AM
Yes i am the little sister looking to defend her brother. But I am not "questioning public records" there are just things left out of this article. I am not looking to tell my side of the story or try to convince everyone that my brothers a good kid who made mistakes. This is my family's business and I guess it doesnt really matter what anybody else thinks. I was and am currently just showing my brother some support
gina June 02, 2011 at 02:09 AM
yeah im trevors girlfriend from in new york and you guys have him looking like a freakin criminal and he is the exact opposite he is a great person who was doing great up here with his life untill he got dragged back to connecticut.
gina June 02, 2011 at 02:14 AM
oh and by the way it wasnt a burglery or larceny he was charged with a violation of probation and falure to appear and that is all he is looking at
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) June 02, 2011 at 02:15 AM
Caroline - I appreciate your comment. It is only right to get both sides of every story. When I write any article on any crime story, I try my best to contact the accused and get his/her story. Sometimes that person is unavailable, thus a family member can step in. Let's see what she has to say first.
Caroline Dawson June 02, 2011 at 10:01 AM
Exactly my point, Cait. This is YOUR family's business. You're a great sister!
Ted06413 June 02, 2011 at 05:23 PM
Need I say anymore ? Gina has supplied, "he is a great person who was doing great with his life until he got dragged back to connecticut" There was a warrant for his arrest and he waived his right to be extradited as opposed to being dragged back. Stop making him out to be the victim There are somethings that are private family business, this is not one of them. He made choices that affect not only himself but his family and friends.
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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