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Four Injured, Two Arrested in Thompsonville Melee

Enfield detectives are still investigating a disturbance late Tuesday night.

Four people were injured in a melee in Thompsonville late Tuesday night, said.

Around 11 p.m., officers responded to numerous 911 calls about a disturbance on Asnuntuck Street. Four victims were located; three had been injured with a sharp-edged instrument, and one had been struck with the butt of a firearm, police said.

None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Two men have been charged thus far in the case.

Jesse Noyes, 27, of 39 Asnuntuck St., Enfield, was charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, second-degree breach of peace and two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon.

Leonard Hill, 30, of Windsor, was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.

The incident remains under investigation by the police department's detective bureau, and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. James Held at 860-763-8938.

Steve July 04, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Once again, Thompsonvile get to be a shooting range of people dead set on terrorizing others and we see an out of town element looking to add to the mayhem.....someone explain to me why because a bad economy and worse upbringing are used too much to excuse this breakdown of laws and decency
Kp Stymie July 04, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Well Steve, perhaps the people of Thompsonville are slightly less xenophobic. I'd like to think many of us in Enfield have strayed *gasp* either north or south of exits 49-46 and even more scarily, had others visit us here. Enfield is not Brigadoon no matter how hard Republicans-for-one-acre-lawns-or-bust may want it to be. And was it only months ago that there was a distraught gentleman from Shaker road in danger of shooting up the place? Of course the events of last night were horrible but drunken idiocy with gun can happen anywhere.
janet July 05, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Time to bulldoze all that section 8 housing. Just the tax payer savings in the amount of police we need in this town should be enough to pay off the owners of the properties. Put up a nice shopping area along the river like Evergreen walk. It can solve many of problems.
Olive3 July 05, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Is the glass half full or half empty? "Thompsonville" (the bad word) both it's good and bad elements. But for the past 50 yrs that I can remember, many good people, business and organizations, reside or have resided in this area. Unlike most of the other areas that make up Enfield, Thompsonville is more like a small city. Most places are walkable and people do walk. For instance, St. Patrick is the host of the Lunch a Bunch program which allows children to recieve a free lunch during the summer, and also provides activities much like a recreation center. You can drive along Pearl or High St.'s near the noon hour and see many young children walking, skipping, smiling with their mother's enjoying their summer vacation. Caronna's Market is another excellent reason to love this downtown area. Best meats in town... no line at the deli and curb parking with delivery of heavy bags to your car (I loved this when I was pregnant). If you want the best breakfast, hot coffee and great personal service then visit Molina's Cafe, in the High Street Plaza. And just sitting by the pond is beautiful on a sunny afternoon. I could list many other reasons to love this area of our town, because it is a hidden gem. YES, there is a bad element. To be continued.......
Olive3 July 05, 2012 at 12:39 PM
To that we need to take Thompsonville back from the criminal activity and terrorism. Ideas would be to first enforse a curfew, for a months time or so. If you cut out the drug money and supply for at least a month, they can and will make it somewhere else. Committed police presence to "walking the beat", getting to know the people who live in the homes, because most people want to be safe. Citizens should be familar enough to know these officers by first name and visa versa. Institute a monetary fine/penalty $50.00 to home owners/landlords if police are called to the address for criminal actions (3rd time). And help to assist them to evict if neccessary. Also, enforsement of blight , as well as curbside trash needs to be strengthened with again fines to the owners. I feel that when officers get to know the people they are serving with a name and a face, they also know who belongs and doesn't to the neighborhood. It would be a slow process and cost the town money but we need to do something different in an area that could be and should be so much more.
kathy marine July 05, 2012 at 01:09 PM
I have lived in Thompsonville since 1997 and I like it here. Yes some neighborhoods are bad but not all of them. Landlords need to focus more on doin background checks rather than credit checks. I lived on cottage green for twelve years total between 2 apts. I liked it there and at times I miss the neighborhood. Instead of letting the bad people run us out how about we take our neighborhoods back and run them out!
Marty Salvatore July 05, 2012 at 02:08 PM
All you have to do is look at the Enfield Police Blotter here on the Patch (on ANY given week) to realize that the crime is pretty well evenly spread among the different neighborhoods in town. Singling out T-Ville is just intellectually lazy.
Michael Hoffman July 05, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Jesse Noyes should be tried in federal court for the firearms violation and given the maximum sentence allowed for an act of terrorism.
Steve July 06, 2012 at 01:21 AM
You don't have to be "xenophobic" to read the police blotters and notice the particular number of out of town people who seem to be in the thick of things. Yes, bad times and crimes are not subjects to borders or town limits but I just decry the mentality that makes crimes and violations just a part of the living down here.
Steve July 06, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Olive you hit the nail on this.... totally agree
Robin L. Doiron July 06, 2012 at 07:28 AM
NO MATTER WHAT...IT'S ALL TOO BAD!!!!
EnoughZNuff July 06, 2012 at 12:28 PM
You really can't base anything on that Marty, thats flawed thinking.... I lived in Tville for many years before I was able to get out. Its never been nice down there but times have changed and so have the people. Now its all wanna-be gang bangers from out of town trying to make it another Hartford down there. Can't even go to the launches anymore or to the bakery with out some punk trying to intimidate you. WHY is there no real police presence down there???? To busy out giving tickets to tax payers thats why. Run the punks and gang bangers right back to Hartford and Springfield where they belong before we completely loose our town. Hear that Enfield PD? You don't fix the problem the tax payers will!
Olive3 July 06, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Thanks Steve. I have done a great deal of thinking about this. I have had family ties to living on Main St. before Urban Renewal changed things and my father "walked the beat" and got to know the people and it worked. As I stated before, it would take time, money and resources to improve the area. Citizens, no matter what the income level should be safe in the neighborhoods they live. That is terrorism to me. I personally love the feel of Thompsonville. Remembering the beginnings of our town and all the people who worked so hard to build the community, patriotism (no matter what ethinic background) to making a better life. They took pride in who they were, what they had and gave back too. Thompsonville was certainly a special part to making Enfield the "All American City". Many generations attended Higgins School. Now, we let an historical building sit year after year hoping it will be someone elses problem. We allocated funds to start restoring the building, has that process began? Idk? I have seen some possible work but we need an update. The town library is always bringing up the fact that the current place is too small. Make the Higgins building a cultural center with a library, cafe, rooms for social meetings etc. If interest begins to uplift Thompsonville, good people will want to be apart of it. Pride will come back and so will the "T'ville" (so degrading of a word how about "Historical Thompsonville District" ) we remember to shine again.
Marty Salvatore July 06, 2012 at 04:02 PM
It's only "flawed" because it doesn't fit your world view. Instead, you want me to believe that the police are conspiring to arrest decent tax-payin' folk while allowing Thompsonville to turn into a gang mecca. The arrest records are available right here on the Patch. Your conspiracy theory exists only in your head.
Susan July 07, 2012 at 01:13 PM
I think crime is every where. I worry about this area because it seems the teens have less hope. All in all I think improvement will only happen when the slum lords are taken to task and the section 8 housing becomes more regulated. If some one from that address gets in trouble you are all out, maybe the troublemakers would learn that crime doesn't pay when your family kicks you to the curb!
Mary Jo July 08, 2012 at 12:59 AM
I grew up in Thompsonville and it has changed since I was a child. It was a good area and the homeowners lived there. Now we have people buying up the properties and renting to Section 8 people. The homeowners don't live there and rarely show up because they get their rent sent to them. I agree that the area should be leveled and business and industry should be put there. I am glad that I no longer live in Thompsonville. I drive through from time to time and just shake my head at the type of people I see walking around. Most of them look like zombies!
Olive3 July 08, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Mary Jo, I do believe you are afforded your own view, but I think that you are grouping "everyone" living in this area, on Section 8 as being the problem. Unfortunately in any given demographics you will see good and bad. Again, Thompsonville is in my view equivalent to a mini-city. Concentrated living with many different groups of people. Not all want a substandered way of life. Hold accountable the ones who cause the trouble, as well as the landlords. Cut off the supply and demand for drugs with constant police presence and encourage with tax free incentives, small unique businesses to come in and it will start to turn around.
J. July 08, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Janet you Must really be ignorant if You think that thompsonville is all "section 8 housing" I live on asnuntuck st and this happened right out side My front door(literally). The house I live in is split into 4 apartments,2 down and 2 upstairs.I pay My rent EVERY month in full and on time.But the 2 "families" who live upstairs both are on section 8(even though there are like 7 people living there all in perfect health and able to work) and they are always making tons of noise and being a general nuisance(i.e. standing on the front lawn & SCREAMING the name of someone they want to talk to upstairs repetitively while banging on the house ,instead of walking upstairs and knocking 'or god forbid' calling them on a phone.)and if You ask them to be quite(politely) they act like you just insulted them and try to start a fight with You,yelling how they are " not from No enfield,Yo,they b from hart-ford Yo & dey ain't punks Yo." and other charming things like that.there are a lot of good decent people in thompsonville who pay there rent and don't cause trouble but as the saying goes 'out of sight,out of mind.please don't lump Me in with all the crap just be cause the only apartment availbale in My price range at the time I was searching for an apt happened to Be in a specific section of the Town.Its just NOT fair.
Steve July 09, 2012 at 03:19 AM
If my information is right, Higgins has a major asbestos issue and the cost to either tear down or rebuild the place is pretty high because of possible contamination....Unless someone has a good idea to deal with it, this town seem to let the place rot
Steve July 09, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Wasn't there a call to force property owners to deal with blight issues last year? I recall reading about a lot of "wringing of the hands" on the owners part on seeing this town really come down on enforcement. If this is so, it's no wonder blight continues when there is no real legal threat to take owners to task
blah blah blah July 09, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Well J..... You must not have your info right either because one of the families in that building is not on section 8 and are good people Im not sure about the other family but nobody has any complaints about them either...just because your new to the neighbor hood dosent mean you know anything...ok because from what I see you and yours have your own little nasty problems so look in the mirror.....
Olive3 July 09, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Reply to Steve on the Higgins building, Yes, there is an asbestos issue as well as many others that would need to be corrected to today's standards. However, the Higgins building is only one of a couple of historical buildings left in Enfield. Let me remember when the " old Enfield High School" was a big mess. It was expensive to renovate yes, but it is done, beautiful and continues to be a facilty for our town to be proud of, while preserving our towns history. About two or three years (or maybe a little more) we voted to allow $500,000. for some life saving renovations to the Higgins building. Where has the many years of taxes to maintain our town buildings and this allotted funds go. Maybe this is the time to get quotes, businesses are looking for projects and it will never get cheaper to update. Steve, there is a blight law. Many laws are on the books but aren't really enforsed or only enforsed once in a while. This is why I mentioned previous about the commentment needed to really make a difference here. All resources decending on Thompsonville (like in the movies, the good guys coming to the rescue), being persistant for as long a duration needed to see improvement.
Rufus T. Bloodbone August 24, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Janet is on to something here. Thompsonville is like a mini Hartford, where you need a ghetto passport to get into certain areas. I blame people being deported from Springfield, and also the express bus line from Hartford. You know these people are broke like the "blah blah blah" respondent who takes it personally that she sits at home all day watching tv, Jerry, QVC (even though she cant afford anything) and praying her baby daddy stops by to bring her 20 bucks for milk and diapers (in exchange for 100 dollars worth of ass), and of course comment on boards and harrass her neighbor, who is being called a newbie because he is new to the shithole he rented. Escape from New York, Escape from LA, and now Escape from Enfield. I see a movie in the making that can spark some spending in this horrific neighborhood. Or better yet, lets get the Chamber of Commerce involved. Weed pulls in good money.

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