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.