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Waterbury Police are investigating a murder that occurred late Friday night in the rear of the brick apartment building located at the corner of Chestnut Avenue and Johnson Street. Kareem Morey (age 38) (pictured here) of Waterbury was shot once in the upper chest and was driven by friends to St. Mary’s Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Waterbury Police are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred just before midnight last night in the area of 389 Meadow Street. A 1992 Ford Explorer was traveling south on Meadow Street when it lost control, struck a utility pole and then rolled over several times. A male passenger in the back seat was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver and the front seat passenger were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The identities of the victims are not being released at this time until their families are notified. The crash remains under investigation, but it appears that excessive speed was the primary contributing factor in the cause of the crash.
Waterbury Police have charged William Lampron (8/31/69), a former city employee, with Assault 2nd and Reckless Endangerment 2nd for placing Speedy Dry in his supervisor’s oatmeal. Speedy Dry is a granular substance used to soak up liquid spills such as water, oil, and antifreeze. The supervisor began experiencing severe stomach problems after eating oatmeal that he kept in a canister in his desk. The supervisor checked the oatmeal and found what he believed to be Speedy Dry mixed in with the oats and he suspected Lampron because he had been experiencing problems with Lampron over his standard of work. When interviewed by detectives, Lampron admitted to placing Speedy Dry in the supervisor’s oatmeal because he was angry with him. The oatmeal containing the Speedy Dry has been seized as evidence to be forensically analyzed. The amount of Speedy Dry ingested was not life threatening, but it can cause extreme intestinal distress when ingested and it does contain a known carcinogen. Lampron turned himself in yesterday and was released on $5000 bond. He will appear in court on December 13th. Lampron was an employee of the City’s Parks Department. He had been on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, but he resigned shortly before his arrest.
Billy Smolinski Jr. vanished from Waterbury August 24th, 2004.
Story By John Murray
Seven and a half years after Billy Smolinski Jr. disappeared from Waterbury, Connecticut, the local police department is taking another look at the case. The new development was triggered when Billy's parents, Bill and Jan Smolinski, met with Waterbury Police Chief, Michael Gugliotti, on March 22nd.
"The Smolinskis asked me a lot of questions that I had no answer for," Gugliotti said. "I wasn't involved with the investigation seven years ago, but it was a complete disaster. We need to find answers to their questions."