WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE

RIFLE BUMP STOCKS CLOSER TO BEING BANNED

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The Connecticut Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would ban bump stocks in Connecticut.   Both Democrats and Republicans voted in favor of the bill that would ban the sale of bump stocks or any rate of fire enhancements on guns.  Lawmakers called for this bill after the Las Vegas shooting, where the shooter used bump stocks in the massacre.   The bill will now go to the House of Representatives for a vote. If the law is passed, it would go into effect on October 1, 2018 and violators would be charged with a class D felony.

MAN REPORTED MISSING FROM MOHEGAN SUN

William Dubauskas. (State police)

William Dubauskas. (State police)

UNCASVILLE, CT (WFSB) – A 63-year old Watertown man was reported missing from Mohegan Sun Casino early Wednesday morning. According to state police, William Dubauskas was reported missing around 4:45 a.m.   Dubauskas is described as a man with grey hair and green eyes. Troopers said he is about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 220 pounds.    Dubauskas was last seen wearing a black pullover shirt that has a horizontal grey stripe across the chest, jeans and dark sneakers.    Anyone with information on Dubauskas’ whereabouts is asked to call Mohegan Sun Tribal Police at 860-862-7460.

OFFICER CHARGED WITH PUNCHING BATHROOM ATTENDANT IS FIRED

Michael Tousignant (WJAR)

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer charged with punching a 73-year-old bathroom attendant at a Connecticut casino over a plumbing problem has been fired.  A lawyer for Pawtucket says former city officer Michael Tousignant was fired Tuesday. Authorities say Tousignant was off-duty at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in April 2017 when unprovoked, he punched the attendant in the face, drawing blood. The attendant had apologized to Tousignant’s friend about the fact that the sinks only had cold water.  He was charged with assaulting an elderly person and according to his lawyer, was accepted into a program for first-time offenders that allows for the charge to be dismissed if he complies with terms of the program.   Tousignant’s lawyer said in an email to The Providence Journal that his client is “disappointed.”

DANIELSON MAN CHARGED

DANIELSON – The Bulletin reports a Danielson man who had two active warrants was arrested at his apartment after allegedly running to evade capture during a Tuesday police stop.   At 5:45 p.m., members of the Quality of Life Task Force, Killingly Resident Troopers Office and a Troop D patrol trooper started searching for Ibraham Kamara, 25, of Danielson, according to a press release.   Police said Kamara had three active arrest warrants and fled on foot from a car when troopers were stopping it.   Troopers checked several locations and conducted interviews in attempt to locate Kamara, the release said, and went to 18 A Prospect Avenue in Danielson.   According to the release, troopers found Kamara inside the apartment, where he had locked the door and refused to come out.   Police said Kamara surrendered to troopers, after they negotiated for around ten minutes. He was taken into custody without incident, police said.

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