Police Blotter: May 10, 2912 To May 15, 2012

The following arrest information was supplied by the Madison Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


The Madison Police Adult Arrest Log includes charges made by the Madison Police Department. The charges are not a finding of guilt. The people who have been arrested are entitled to due process during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Madison Police Department Adult Arrest Log for May 10, 2012 to May 15, 2012 included the following entries:

  • Mario Pompeii Cariello, 18, 1477 Durham Road, Madison, CT on May 10, 2012 on charges of breach of peace
  • Jeffrey Robert Hamburg, 63, 1150 Park Ave., Apt 8E, New York, NY on May 11, 2012 on charges of larceny 1
  • Kim S. Jennings, 40, 100 Hemlock Road, Apt. 8-2, Branford, CT on May 10, 2012 on charges of operation while under the influence, failure to drive in the proper lane
  • Christopher G. Kornatz, 57, 27 Durham Road, Madison CT on May 15, 2012 on charges of breach of peace, criminal violation of protective order, threatening second degree
  • Bruce G. MacDermid, 65, 86 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT on May 14, 2012, on charges of operation while under the influence, failure to drive in proper lane

For questions about this blotter, email pem.mcnerney@patch.com.

Angela D. May 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM
You're complaining about a low crime rate?
Matt May 31, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Pem, I think you should report a larger range of statistics. Actual criminal arrests are only a very small portion of the work MPD does 24/7. You won't get names and addresses for everything, which is totally unnecessary anyway. But you can get a breakdown of statistics and call types. I'm totally making this up as an example, but it could look something like this: - 27 traffic tickets - 16 traffic written warnings - 8 traffic verbal warnings - 100 burglar alarms - 37 minor motor vehicle accidents - 15 motor vehicle accidents with injuries - 65 medical emergencies - 28 fire/rescue incidents - 999 domestic disputes - 25 thefts - 4 burglaries - 1 riot at a town meeting - 8 trespassing complaints You could also report on the hours spent on grant-funded DUI patrols and other special initiatives they do. Their system is very capable of reporting these things at the click of a button. It would be easy for the PD to provide you the information, and show off the work they actually do. It would let your readers see that there is more to police work in Madison than writing parking tickets at the Wharf.
Pem McNerney (Editor) May 31, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Good idea Matt. I'll talk with the folks at the police department and see if they can work with me on that.
Madison Mom June 01, 2012 at 12:57 AM
The numbers Matt listed are good for a years worth of work. More realistic might be 5000 parking tickets per week !
Madison Mom June 01, 2012 at 01:46 AM
It is amazing what one will be able to do with statistics. Arrange or throw the numbers around in any manner you want to achieve what ever perception you strive. Make activity look up, crime down, crime up, it's all there to manipulate Matt.
Matt June 01, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Umm, no. That makes no sense. If the same set of statistics are presented in the same manner each time, then there is no misrepresentation of anything. You can't misrepresent how many burglaries occurred. It's a count. It is what it is. The only way it gets manipulated is when people like you take it out of context and twist it to mean something else.
Luthar Wippermen June 01, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Umm, right back at ya no sense Matt! Hard to believe you can't grasp the simple concept of statistics 101, maybe you were absent that day? Class review: It is all in how they are complied. If a city wants to make it appear they are doing a good job and crime is down as a result of their efforts, they classify serious things as minor, a fatal shooting may be classified on internal records as a lead poisoning medical incident. Not serious about that example but you should get the point. They also don't pull a case number for various activity, instead using a check out code that isn't easily tracked. If they need to show more activity to justify their existence as you allude to locally, they can go the other way by drawing more then one case number for each aspect of the same case. They can make minor things appear more serious. The city can pull case numbers for everything when all that is needed is a check out code if that at all. Call out every vehicle parked in the city as suspicious with a case number attached, say hello to someone and call it an assist to a resident, so forth on and so on. The numbers can therefore go up or down depending on the direction of the wind and political climate of the day. Anyone who would believe everything that's presented to them at face value without question would be a fool. That is why we have trained professional experts out there like Walter L. for a check and balance. Simple isn't it?
Matt June 01, 2012 at 01:32 PM
No, that is not how it works. You have no clue what you're blabbing about.
Matt June 01, 2012 at 01:33 PM
No, that is not how it works. You have no clue what you're blabbing about.
Luthar Wippermen June 01, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Matt. Sorry if you are startled by this but that is exactly how it works. Just goes to show that there are some people you can't get through to any of the time. Have a great day in the mean time.
Anita Bath June 01, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Just what the PD wants...Pem showing up every Wednesday afternoon asking for even more information.
Anita Bath June 01, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Why not ask about all the incidents rather than just arrests. I agree with Matt; it can be done very easily. The Source reports it every month
Mike Hanus June 01, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I agree with Anita that it would be cool to see not only all of her criminal and motor vehilce arrests but all her other police interaction under her real name.
Joan June 01, 2012 at 11:15 PM
This is not a complete list of arrests. It says it "included the following entries...." Someone makes a decision who makes this list and who does not. It is very biased. I know of a Madison young adult whose prospects are in jeopardy because of one of these postings. The Daniel Hand Honor student and grad had hopes of med school but the posting on this site is the first thing listed when the name is "googled". If is very unfair as the charges were dropped. This section is the modern scarlett letter. SHAME on Madison Patch for continuing this practice.
Pem McNerney (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 11:45 PM
These are all of the adult arrests provided by the Madison Police Department. They say the include all of the adult arrests every week and we include everything they provide us. Matt, I put that request in to the police department Thursday and have not yet heard back. Will check back next week.
Matt June 01, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Maybe he should have thought about that before doing whatever he did to get his name on here in the first place.
Anita Bath June 02, 2012 at 12:22 AM
So when he/she is applying to med school and the application asks if you have ever been arrested, do they said this is unfair and the charges were dropped?
Joan June 02, 2012 at 12:30 AM
applications ask if you have ever been convicted- not if you were ever arrested. In America, we believe that people are innocent until proven guilty. Clearly they are not all the arrests- some one is making decisions allowing some names to be posted and others not.
Joan June 02, 2012 at 12:38 AM
I do not think it unfair that a person is arrested when they break laws. It is unfair that there is some sort of decision about whose names are printed, especially prior to conviction. We live in an age where things said in the digital world are impossible to shake. I find the printing of these parital lists of names irrespsonsible.
Anita Bath June 02, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Some applications do ask if you have ever been arrested; I would medical school one be one of them. I truely understand our right that we are innocent until proven guilty. But when you are asked, Have you ever been arrested? Be prepared to answer with a yes or no
Pem McNerney (Editor) June 02, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Patch prints all of the names provided by the police department every week. If you know of an adult arrest that was not included, let me know and I'll follow up.
Matt June 02, 2012 at 01:06 PM
What is wrong with you? It is not a partial list. The only names that are not printed are the names of minors because it would be illegal to print that. Please come back down from your little fantasy land
Charles June 02, 2012 at 03:38 PM
please Pem, I'm sure that there have been some Neck Rd names conveniently left off. ;)
Pem McNerney (Editor) June 02, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Please Charles, not by Patch ... We print what the police give us. =)
Bob Coholic June 03, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Reply to Charles.... The Patch is only the messenger of the information provided to them. They ask about everything and anything all the time. It would be great if you could give the rest of us some information about the mysterious omission so we all have an idea about who it may be on Neck Road, leave the name out if you want and maybe we can figure it out from there. Someone politically connected I bet in the who they are and who the know category. If they do try to boost the activity numbers like some have suggested, I bet you will see such things appear as Other Investigation, Assist To Person, Suspicious Person, Suspicious Vehicle etc. which can be made up for just about any mundane non police matter. They had done that in the past but stopped it after people caught on and questioned it.
Joan June 03, 2012 at 12:17 PM
The police botter says that the list "inludes." It does not say it is a total list. Other Patch's do not write this list at because it is incomplete
Nick Calipino June 05, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Poor & inadequate Madison police supervision on the highways and inside the Madison police barracks.
George Paster June 12, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I completely agree..like everything else in this town only certain people are mentioned. I also know of a teenager who was mentioned on this blog and has a hard time finding a job because this stupid blod mentioned his name. There is NO reason to mention names on this list.. once this is on the internet it will not go away! Who cares about the police statistics and arrests anyway! Do we really need to show police statistics to show that they are doing their job. From what I hear they do not have such a great reputation and rightfully so! I will be pursuing getttin names off this blog even if I have to do it legally. There is no reason for names to be mentioned! I hope none of your children make mistakes ... oh that's right if it were your children they wouldn't be mentioned!
Dudley Doright June 14, 2012 at 01:27 PM
No additional police blotters have been posted after this one. Nothing happening at all anymore. Time for the one horse Resident State Trooper program.
The Truth June 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM
I hope the police department realizes the amount of damage they are causing puting nonsense like this online, forever damaging the reputations of people who most likely will be found not guilty. Half the things they arrest people for would be laughed at by police in areas with real crime, police here have nothing to do and try to prove they contribute to society by chasing teens for nonsense crime and giving out tickets. They have rightfully earned their reputations besides a few who have their heads on straight and aren't on power trips. And for Matt, your immature I can tell, you have a lot to learn.


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