Kirk Carr Heads To Court Today

The treasurer of the Clinton Taxpayers Association (CTA) is expected at Superior Court, Middlesex Judicial District, in Middletown at 10am.


The second court date for Maurice K. "Kirk" Carr, Jr., of 9 Osprey Commons South, is today at 10am in the State of Connecticut Superior Court, Middlesex Judicial District in Middletown. 

At his first court date on August 21, the case was continued to September 18.

Carr was arrested August 14 by the Clinton Police Department with two charges:

  1. Unlawful Removal of Records, section 53-153 of C.G.S.
  2. Larceny 6th degree, section 53a-125b of C.G.S.

At today's court date, Carr will likely enter a plea, his attorney will negotiate on his behalf, and the case will most likely be continued to a later date, surmised a court clerk.

He is being represented by Raymond Hassett of the law firm Hassett and George of Cromwell and Simsbury. A phone call and message to Hassett by Patch has not yet been returned.

The charges followed Carr's alleged actions on June 20, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"criminal-complaint-filed-against-cta-treasurer-for-removing-town-property"} --> when he was seen removing a document from the Board of Selectmen's table immediately following their meeting. The meeting occurred on the same day that a rally had taken place on the front lawn of as well as

VIN CIMINO September 18, 2012 at 03:10 PM
There was an incident reported to the Clinton Police Department earlier the same day as this incident. The earlier incident involvied a member of the pro-$65 million new building group bullying a senior citizen. What are the details? We deserve fair and equal reporting. I'd like to know who the punk is that would try to harass or intimidate a senior citizen. It should be very easy for Patch to identify the individual and tell us the details. I understand that First Selectman Fritz, who had disregarded and abandoned the document which was found not to be a proper petition, requested that Mr. Carr be arrested. Why didn't First Selectman Fritz push to have the punk who bullied and harassed a senior citizen arrested? Is it just a coincidence that the punk and the First Selectman are both pro-$65 million new building and Mr. Carr is opposed to that plan? I recall that First Selectman Fritz tried twice unsuccessfully to have a man on River Road arrested for writing a satirical letter and signing it as the First Selectman. Yet, a punk bullies and harasses a senior citizen in an attempt to intimidate her simply because the senior citizen is opposed to the $65 million new building plan and nothing is done about it? I'll put it out there again. Please tell us about the incident involving the punk who bullied and harassed a senior citizen so that we can assess that situation as well.
Glenn Coffin September 18, 2012 at 04:22 PM
If Mr. Cimino has any facts to back up his allegation he should go to the police. Otherwise it is hearsay and innuendo and a continued effort to stir the pot.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) September 18, 2012 at 05:12 PM
A note: all arrests by the Clinton Police Department are public information and are posted on the Clinton Patch. There was no arrest for "harassment" at the rally on June 20. If there was, it would have been reported on Patch.
Kristopher S. Struzinski September 18, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Also Vin, The First Selectman on numerous times has stated that he was duty bound to press charges. I was raised to believe that if something isn't mine I don't touch it, so the question begs for an answer why did Mr. Carr even take the petition let alone bring it home with him? As for the senior citizen that was allegedly bullied why have you not gone to the police so the incident can be investigated? That certainly warrants police action. Also I would imagine that if somebody was signing letters as me, I would certainly seek their arrest as, I would imagine you would, if somebody was writing letters claiming to be you as well
Jonathan Sanders September 18, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Boy how do you answer a question for a man who already seems to have all the answers? You seem to know an awful lot about this alleged "harassment". But you would like a report on a "story" that you have already formed an opinion on without any of the details? Shouldn't the opinion come after one finds out the details?
R Alvin September 18, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Vin, Are you talking about the incident where an elected official on the Police Commission called over one of the police officers to say that she was being harrassed because someone suggested she should move out of town or something like that? Is that the incident? The police apparently did not think it was a threat if it was not pursued. You can deflect all you want, but taking something that does not belong to you is not right. And it was not yet determined whether it was a valid petition at the time it was taken. The fact is it was taken from the table after the meeting.
VIN CIMINO September 18, 2012 at 11:38 PM
R, are you not deflecting? The treasurer of the New Morgan group repeatedly told this senior lady to move out of town because she is not wanted in Clinton. This senior has given years of service to the town serving on many boards and commissions and, yes, she is currently on the Police Commission. I'm not condoning the acts of either man. I am merely pointing out the difference between the ways these cases were handled.
MAMA September 19, 2012 at 12:46 AM
So whats the result from today? Any:: update?
Mark DeMazza September 19, 2012 at 08:48 AM
Over the years, I have noticed that whenever a Conservative is involved in a crime, the initial reaction from other Conservatives is to bring up something else that was done by someone opposed to them. Whether it is a local incident, or a national incident, this is the first thing a Conservative does. Mr. Carr did not allegedly remove the petition because someone bullied someone else, and he did not remove the petition because it was not a valid petition. Both of these allegations are irrelevant to the matter of Mr. Carr's court appearance. Mentioning these allegations, as well as some other incident involving First Selectman Fritz, is obviously an attempt to prevent a discussion about the crimes allegedly committed by Mr. Carr. Trying to change the subject does not change the fact that the Treasurer of the Clinton Taxpayers Association is being prosecuted for Larceny and Unlawful Removal of Documents. The fact that an official of the CTA would commit such an unprincipled act raises questions about the nature of the organization. Apparently, the CTA will employ any strategy to achieve its objective. While commitment to a cause is admirable, the end does not justify the means, when the means are illegal.
Mark September 20, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I cannot blame Mr. Cimino for his reaction to news of someone harassing a senior citizen. We should all be outraged by this news. I hope that Mr. Cimino’s message gets through to the perpetrator. I’m not convinced that the selectman was “duty bound” to press charges. Based on the article I read, this situation was resolved before the arrest. They called Mr. Carr and went to his house to retrieve the petition before the arrest, which must have been extremely embarrassing. When our elected officials start arresting anyone opposed to them, you have to wonder. This is not a good situation for this town and democracy.
Glenn Coffin September 26, 2012 at 03:45 PM
A political leader can demand an arrest all he wants but law enforcement and the state's attorney ultimately decides whether to arrest and press charges.


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