Southport Woman Charged with Harassment

Police say Marissa Ringel of Hulls Highway had been warned twice before her arrest was requested.

[Editor's Note: Arrest information is supplied by the . It does not indicate convictions.]

A Southport woman was charged with second-degree harassment Thursday after she allegedly sent harassing emails to her ex-husband, police said.

Marissa Ringel, 44, of Hulls Highway, had been warned twice by police to keep communications with her ex strictly pertaining to their children, according to police. The complainant told police Thursday that despite the warnings, she had emailed him again with the "intent to annoy" and requested her arrest, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.

Ringel was held in lieu of a $500 bond and was scheduled to have appeared in court on Friday.


Six copper grounding plates were reported stolen Thursday from the roof of the on Jefferson Street, police said.

Police discovered six areas of the roof where wiring was removed or cut to gain access to the copper, which was swiped.

The total loss is estimated at $600. Police are investigating.


Police are investigating thefts from vehicles at John E. Curran & Sons Plumbing on Tunxis Hill Road, reported early Friday.

According to the report, two unlocked vans were entered in the past few days and $1,000 worth of tools were taken.

An employee told police that he had seen a suspicious, "scruffy" white male in his 40s, whom he described to police as "heroin-addict looking" on the businesses property a few days prior to the report.

This is under investigation.


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